When point is inside an org src code block, how can I determine the code type/mode of that block? org-babel does mode specific syntax highlighting for emacs-lisp but I can't quite grep how to know I'm inside an emacs-lisp block for,eg, language specific help lookup.

  • There are many questions that are more-or-less duplicates of this one, so it's probably a good idea to search for org-babel-get-src-block-info, select the best one (if there is no exact duplicate) and mark this one as a duplicate of it. That way, related questions are grouped together and we avoid balkanization.
    – NickD
    Commented Jan 9 at 13:53
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    Does this answer your question? How to get Org-mode Babel src code block language value?
    – NickD
    Commented Jan 19 at 4:17

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