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How do I run an external command on an org mode source block?

I'm writing a screenplay using Fountain mode. My org file is set up so there are multiple screenplays in a given file, for example * Number one! #+begin_src fountain INT A PARK IN SAN FRANCISCO ...
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org-agenda not showing any todos

No items are showing when I load the agenda view. When I press C-c a, the agenda view menu comes up fine. But hitting a brings up an empty list, and so does t. M-x describe-variable RET org-agenda-...
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How to show trees from archive files by default (a.k.a. (org-agenda-archives-mode 'files))?

I want my default agenda view to include archived trees from .org_archive files. From the manual we learn: v a (org-agenda-archives-mode) v A (org-agenda-archives-mode 'files) Toggle ...
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Add timestamp to repeating task when marked DONE

Say I have this task: * TODO Task SCHEDULED: <2019-12-21 Sat 13:00 +1w> and I mark it done the day after. Then, the timestamp becomes <2019-12-28 Sat +1w> and I lose the previous entry,...
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export org to pdf not working: PDF was not produced

installed emacs and Latex ()texlive and texlive-latex-extra) on ubuntu. Exported an Org file to PDF with no success. message is : "pdf was not produced. See "Org PDF LaTEx Output" for details" This ...
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org-mac-iCal not working

I am trying to setup org-mac-iCal See https://orgmode.org/worg/org-contrib/org-mac-iCal.html. Nothing happens when Emacs loads. Even when I run the specific function org-mac-iCal, nothing happens ...
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ledger in org-babel blocks uses incorrect path data in Windows 10

I am trying to include a ledger data file from an org-babel block. I am using Windows10 and the SciMax emacs distribution. #+begin_src ledger :cmdline bal :results output :exports results !include d:/...
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plantuml does not support mindmap

I tried mindmap in plantuml #+BEGIN_SRC plantuml :file ../images/linux-distrib.png @startmindmap + OS ++ Ubuntu +++ Linux Mint +++ Kubuntu +++ Lubuntu +++ KDE Neon ++ LMDE ++ SolydXK ++ SteamOS ++ ...
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How do I move a subtree to another file

In org-mode I frequently want to move one (top-level) tree to another file. I can do this by first calling org-cut-special (C-c C-x C-w) in the source file, then switching to the target file and ...
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need help with very complex find and replace

I have a very complex (at least to my mind) text replacement task. ideally this would be a function or macro I could run over every org header in a buffer. I want to 1. move over any TODO state to a ...
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specify time of day for org-resolve-clocks, not number of minutes

I can use org-resolve-clocks if I've been away from a task but kept the clock for the task running -- but when I do that and select K ("keeps however many minutes you request and then immediately ...
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org-mode search in headline gives a three dots line

certainly something I misunderstand, but I cannot find an answer. When I search in an org-mode file (with C-s) and find a result in a headline, if I press TAB to expand the headline where I found ...
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Show inactive timestamps in Agenda

SCHEDULED or DEADLINE TODO items with active timestamps correctly appear in my Agenda View (day/week/fortnight) under Org 9.0.4. After making a timestamp inactive, such entries do not appear in the ...
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Add state to an internal link

I'm using org-mode for software tasks planning. I created a discovery task and inside that I'm registering my finds, which are bugs, and should be in another headline. So I link them. However, to ...
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org-mode call python source within latex source block

I have a piece of python code that outputs latex code. I'm trying to call the python source block from within a latex source block so it will format the output as latex when I export. Any idea how ...
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can one do math on :properties:?

I would like to use column-mode to create a project rollup similar to MSProject, but much simpler and faster. I would like to have a column for :hours:, and a column for :materials_cost:. Here's the ...
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Prioritize color of emphasis faces in Org headers

Observe the following Org buffer, tested on Emacs with no configuration (emacs -q): Note that bold, italic, and underline are all distinctly fontified in the header. However verbatim and code are not....
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Control depth level of table of contents with org-mode and beamer

I have the following in my org-mode file that I am exporting to beamer on the basis of this simple template: * Introduction * More ** etc * Still more ** Some a ** Some b ** Some c However, my TOC ...
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rewrite relative or absolute path from inherited tramp ssh property with org-babel

I define a global remote session for all my sh block code with properties :PROPERTIES :HEADER-ARGS:sh: :dir /ssh:xxx@myvm:/home/xxx/ :END: In my other sh blocks, i inherit this property, but after ...
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Improving org-block-begin-line, splitting in several faces

The face org-block-begin-line allows to customize the first line of the following block #+BEGIN_SRC lang :var arg1=1 arg2=2 ... #+END_SRC However, I would like to customize the faces within the line,...
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Issue archiving when maintaining org-mode subtree structure

I'm trying to archive DONE org-mode tasks while maintaining the subtree structure. There's a partial solution for what I'm trying to attempt at https://gist.github.com/edgimar/...
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Preserving the space immediately after an org heading when deleting trailing whitespace

I use a hook to delete trailing whitespace on saving files: (use-package emacs :hook (before-save . delete-trailing-whitespace)) This works well in 99% of cases. However, if I am trying to create ...
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how to make org-mode section numbers start counting from 0 instead of 1?

org-mode section numbers (when exported to html) by default starts count from 1, however it is traditional in computer science to start counting from zero. How to make org-mode section numbers start ...
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Can I specify tags as a property to avoid cluttering the headline?

Having tags in the headline clutters the view and is quite distracting when the tags are not directly pertinent to it. An example of this is the noexport tag which describes what to do with the ...
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split every single org headline in a org file to separate md/org files

I want to be able to create a function that splits or exports every single headline in a org mode file (recursively) into a separate file. Ideally that would be a .md file but I can also live with a ...
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Default keybindings in org-mode and collision with other established keybindings

I don't know whether the set of emacs users falls apart so sharply that those with "normal" editing needs never use org-mode and vice versa, but I think that I am not the first to ask why the proposed ...
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How does one use flyspell in org buffers without flyspell triggering on tangled code blocks?

Imagine an org buffer in Emacs like: * Title Some text describing the title and the codew (sic) and whatnot. #+BEGIN_SRC emacs_lisp (setq backup-by-copying t) #+END_SRC I want flyspell to check ...
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Skip flyspell checking of ~code~ and =verbatim= regions in Org mode

First some disambiguation: This Endless Parentheses page demonstrates how to use ispell-skip-region-alist to skip =code= and =verbatim= blocks with ispell… (defun endless/org-ispell () "...
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Footnote link broken when converting to table.el format

Org mode footnotes within table cells are broken when converting to table.el format with C-c~. * Org Table | col1 | col2 | col3 | |-----------+------+----------------| | some text | ...
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In org mode, how can I hide body text but show drawer contents?

Using spacemacs I would like to be able to display an org mode document such that: all headings are visible all drawers are open and their contents visible all other body text is invisible It would ...
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How to get date+interval? (revisited)

I have a deadline that is some date in the past(such as 12/26/2019) + interval (e.g. 15d). How would I get it in Emacs? In a previous post under the same title I posted an example with interval = the ...
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org-agenda not showing missed deadlines

today I have to ask the community for some help. I used my org-agenda for a few years now. But since a few month my missed deadlines wont be shown in weekly agenda. Maybe I miss-configured something ...
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Org is implemented on top of Outline mode

Org manual states in its beginning Org is implemented on top of Outline mode, which makes it possible to keep the content of large files well structured. I referenced 'outline-mode' by C-h f ...
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Org-mode: use result from babel in another programming language

Org and babel in emacs are awesome. Is it possible to have something like this: Here is a C code #+BEGIN_SRC C :output results #include <stdio.h> int main(){ int x = 5.00; int i; ...
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How to sort TODOs in Org-Mode?

I'm new to the org-mode in Emacs and I can't seem to find anything on how to sort a list of todos while editing in org-mode. I know that they can be sorted through some view (e.g. agenda), but I'd ...
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Org mode link in comments

Is there a way to make links work in comments? # Comment with [[link]] link Error Message: edmacro-parse-keys: C-M- must prefix a single character, not up The link would work only when ...
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Show org-mode hyperlink as plain text

Although it is convenient how org-mode shows hyperlinks, there are times when I want to see the underlying plain text, e.g. [[./file.org][Title]]. How can I do this? I know about org-insert-link, but ...
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org-mode capture click event within org-babel code block

I wish to run C-c C-c, then click any code line to trigger my code (print "clicked" in this demo) #+BEGIN_SRC elisp :results output (defun myclick(n) (interactive "p") (print "clicked") ) (add-...
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Implmentation of org-id-goto but for arbitrary properties?

Does there exist a function similar to org-id-goto, but instead one that can allow you to jump to tasks that have arbitrary property names (other than just "ID")? So for example (org-goto "ID1" "VALUE"...
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How to tweak `org-emphasis-alist' to put, e.g., neon-yellow over bold (or italic, underscole…) text?

I read here that I could colorize the markup in my org-mode configuration, so I searched, and here I found an example. The problem is when I append this code, as the answer suggests, to my .emacs: (...
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Org-Mode repeating task until

Simple question here, pretty new to org mode. I have an assignemnt I want to do once a day until a specific date. How can I have it scheduled for every day, but end on a ceratin day? This is what I ...
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Rename org buffers to org's +TITLE instead of filename

I have hundreds of org files in a single directory that I use as a personal knowledge base and use deft to quickly find and open them. Each file is automatically named based on the current time (yyyy-...
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Copy results of `org-export` directly to clipboard

I often find myself doing this: Selecting a region of text in an org file. Calling org-md-export-as-markdown. Selecting the converted text in the temporary buffer (can't just do mark-whole-buffer ...
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org-mode backend migration

I maintain a fork of an org-mode backend for a markdown based publishing format https://github.com/fommil/dotfiles/blob/master/.emacs.d/lisp/ox-leanpub.el Which works great for the org-mode that ...
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How to Export All Daily Task State Changes to File?

I am trying to generate nice end-of-day reports in the file diary.org for logging and archiving purposes. I would like to generate a simple list of all TODO task state changes for the current day to ...
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How to escape a character within a heading in org-mode?

Documenting this because I could not find an answer in stack exchange. A heading such as this breaks during LaTeX export: * MITRE ATT&CK Rather than switching to a code-block, and loosing the ...
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Set org-capture datetree write on top of the file

I'm using org to store a list of links, I capture the links with org-capture and a custom template, but I want to write the new entries at top of the file. how I can do this?
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Open link of file in org mode with its defalut application rather than within spacemacs

really new to spacemacs, I want to open a link (which is a file stored somewhere on my computer and the full path is used) inserted into org-mode file of spacemacs with the default application of such ...
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Org-mode: how to collapse or merge contiguous clock time intervals [duplicate]

I use Org-mode in Emacs to keep track of time. I sometimes clock in and out of the same task back-to-back, leading to two contiguous clock time intervals, such as: CLOCK: [2019-02-27 Wed 10:21]--[...
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Hiding content in an org buffer

Given an org document where some headers are visible and others not, and some content is visble and other content not, how can I hide all content, but leave the headers that were visible before ...