when I export a full path figure , like: [[file:c:/Users/admin/Desktop/1.png]]

to LaTeX in org-mode, a result of {//c:/Users/admin/Desktop/1.png}

was generated. One more // was generated in front of c:, which is an error in LaTeX.

How can I solve this problem?

I have posted this problem to org-mode mail list, but nobody replied me, so I continued to ask here. Thanks for any help.

  • In cygwin environment one could use /cygdrive/c instead of c:.
    – Tobias
    Jan 29 '15 at 6:56
  • Thanks, but my windows hasn't cygwin installed. Sorry, I realized it is a windows relevant problem. @Tobias
    – Leu_Grady
    Jan 29 '15 at 6:58
  • I just tried [[file:c:/temp/1.png]] and got \includegraphics[width=.9\linewidth]{c:/temp/1.png} % Emacs 24.4.1 (Org mode 8.2.7c).
    – Tobias
    Jan 29 '15 at 7:02
  • @Tobias It is weird. I tried again and again just now, but still same problem. Is there any other special config for your org-mode? or you use Cygwin?
    – Leu_Grady
    Jan 29 '15 at 7:13
  • Just tried with emacs -Q (emacs without customization) under Cygwin. Delivers \includegraphics[width=.9\linewidth]{c:/temp/1.png} % Emacs 24.4.1 (Org mode 8.2.10). As you see: other org-mode version but same result.
    – Tobias
    Jan 29 '15 at 7:16

This bug has been fixed in org-mode 8.3.1.


This bug exists in version 9.x.x when exporting to html

And I fixed the bug by changing this function and compiling ox.el

(defun org-export-file-uri (filename)
  "Return file URI associated to FILENAME."
  (cond ((string-prefix-p "//" filename) (concat "file:" filename))
    ((not (file-name-absolute-p filename)) filename)
    ((org-file-remote-p filename) (concat "file:/" filename))
     (let ((fullname (expand-file-name filename)))
       (concat (if (string-prefix-p "/" fullname) "file://" "file:///")

Just replace "file:///" into "file://".

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