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Archiving repeated tasks

When I archive a repeated task (let's say, a learning project of 15 minutes every Wednesday day for 2 month), the task gets archived in a date tree all under the day it was closed (cancelled) as a ...
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How to see files of a particular tag in org-roam?

Before I installed org-roam I saw a screenshot or a video somewhere in which the tags of an org-roam note looked like links. I was under the impression that org-roam allows you to see all notes of a ...
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How to get the value of a variable inside an org-mode file from command line?

Is there a reliable way to get the value of a variable defined inside an org-mode file from the UNIX shell (bash)? For example, if I have the following inside an org mode file test.org: #+NAME: foo | ...
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Tangle Org file containing #+INCLUDE directives and multiple tangle targets

Context I'm using org-babel-tangle to generate my configuration from an Org file config.org. Recently, I did some clean-up by dispatching config.org to multiple Org files config/*.org; replace the ...
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Limiting the number of lines of org babel result

Is there an easy method to limit the number of lines in org-babel results? For example: I have the following org-babel block: #+begin_src js :exports both :results output for (let i = 1; i <= 100; ...
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Setting the value of a variable in Org babel system-wide header arguments

The context I always experiment with commands in the following path $HOME/trash/experimental. For this reason, I wanted to make all shell code blocks to use that directory as the default directory. I'...
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Column view column widths vary by heading face

I am running a config of the develop branch of spacemacs on two different machines. Configs are similar but not the same. On one box org mode column view looks fine. I think this is because on ...
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Why isn't org-agenda skipping DONE tasks?

I'm trying to set up a planning process for the day (like in http://newartisans.com/2007/08/using-org-mode-as-a-day-planner/), but my org-agenda keeps showing DONE tasks, even though I set org-agenda-...
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Autocomplete when editing file links

When I insert a link into an org-file using C-c C-l (Doom Emacs, if that matters) and select file:, it show me the files in the current directory to autocomplete from. However, when editing such a ...
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Open a wildcard-link directly rather than through dired

In Org mode, when I open a link (C-c C-o) to a file such as file:something.pdf, the file is opened with my system PDF viewer. However, if the link contains a wildcard, such as file:3_o*.pdf, Emacs ...
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How to create a initial collapsed/hidden block in org exported HTML?

I'd like to create a collapsible block (examples, quotes, codes, ...) when exporting an org file to HTML. Also I'd like to have a way to show the block(button? keystroks?). How can I do this? Thanks!
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Visual-line-mode and org-indent-mode are not working together

If I understand correctly, the documentation says the visual-line-mode should now play nicely with org-indent-mode. That is not the case for me. It seems very buggy! Note when I first collapse all ...
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How to use two Source Code Block side by side in the same file

So, as the question suggest, what i want is to use two different source code block, side by side on the same file. Something like this: #+BEGIN_SRC shell #+BEGIN_SRC shell ls /mnt/ ...
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Emacs fails to load org-id at start

When I start the emacs and try to customize variable org-id-locations-file it can't find it. But I can describe variable org-id-locations-file. After describing the variable, if I run customize ...
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How to keep mode-line in title bar even in new poped up frames?

I am using the following code to keep the org-pomodoro clock in the title bar, (setq frame-title-format '("" invocation-name "@" system-name " " org-pomodoro-mode-line)) ...
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Org-mode doesn't load bullet

It seems like org-mode doesn't want to load the bullet character y tried putting pretty characters on and toggling between text and org to make it work but everything seems pointless. Distro emacs: ...
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Why are agenda and tag shortcuts for org-mode not working?

I am relatively new to Emacs and was going through this document to learn more about org-mode: https://orgmode.org/worg/org-tutorials/org4beginners.html I couldn't help but notice that the following ...
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Org macros misbehave in include file

I am using org-reveal for presentation It has a #+BEGIN_NOTES for creating speaker notes Tried to shorten with this macro n following this suggestion #+MACRO: n (eval "\n#+BEGIN_NOTES\n$1\n#+...
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Scheduling in Org mode without using mouse or track pad

I'm scheduling items according to instructions here: https://orgmode.org/manual/Inserting-deadline_002fschedule.html#Inserting-deadline_002fschedule I have pain in my hands that is exacerbated ...
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How to time org-mode code block execution?

Is there an easy way to time how long it takes to execute source code blocks in org-mode (maybe with header arguments or similar), if so, how? Or do I have to implement it in the code itself? I'm ...
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How do you automatically populate org-agenda-files?

I recently encountered this problem: Emacs org-mode agenda filter doesn't work. :( And sure enough, on macOS, I find that org-agenda-files is nil. The answer suggests setting the variable to a ...
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How do i remove the title of a specific org file in the agenda view?

As it is now, i have my school schedule in an org file. When I use the agenda view, it says "Schedule" (the file name) in front of the schedule entries. I believe that it would look cleaner ...
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Customize org-babel latex template when evaluating a source block

I'm using latex source blocks to generate images with org-babel using :results file as in the example below #+begin_src latex :results file graphics :file myplot.pdf :fit yes \LaTeX #+end_src When ...
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Org-mode to Latex matrix automatically escapes ampersand

I am trying to write LaTex matrizes in org-mode. It works fine with exporting tables via #+attr_latex :mode math :environment matrix. However, when I try \begin{pmatrix} 1 & 2\\ 3 & 4\\ \end{...
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Sorting todos by custom todo label when invoking `org-todo-list` with `C-c a t`

I have defined some custom todos keywords with (setq org-todo-keywords '((sequence "TODO" "TODAY" "IN-PROGRESS" "WAITING" "URGENT" "FUTURE&...
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Make :tangle don't add a newline at the end of the file

The context I'm storing all my custom defined yasnippet snippets in an Org file (see below) $ cat ~/.emacs.d/snippets/snippets.org #+PROPERTY: header-args:yasnippet :mkdirp yes #+begin_src yasnippet :...
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Keep displaying current org heading info in some way

Often I have a problem that I browse through the content of the heading but I forget what is a heading I'm currently at. So I leave the mark, go back to the heading, read it, and jump back to the mark....
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How does if() work in org spreadsheets?

I got the impression from the manual that | a | | | b | | #+TBLFM: $2=if($-1==a, 1, 0) should produce "1" in the first row and "0" in the second. But instead I ...
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Broken hightlighting code src block in org-mode 9.4 and org-babel

I found that org-mode org-babel hightlighting is broken by nix line of script. How to reproduce : a) create a nix block #+name: home-manager-section #+begin_src nix home.file."nixpkgs"....
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Write a function using org refile interface to jump to item, with destination as an argument

I would like to create a function that uses the refile interface to jump to a heading (C-u C-c C-w or 'Refile-Goto'), where I can enter the filename and Heading as arguments. Following instructions ...
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How to print a separator line at an specific location in the results of a `#+BEGIN_SRC` block whose language is C++?

The context In #+BEGIN_SRC blocks whose language is Python, I can show a separator line in the table that shows the results by using None (see example below) #+begin_src python :results output table ...
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How to replace sections of non-org files from within org-mode?

I am trying to write some notes on django with the help of org babel. Is there a way to replace a block in a file(which was not tangled with org) after I eval a certain src block? Here's what I mean: ...
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`org-babel-load-file` doesn't always tangle source file

I'm on Org 9.3. I run the following test. [OP@localhost bug1]$ ls real.org test.org The contents of real.org are: [OP@localhost bug1]$ cat real.org #+PROPERTY: header-args :tangle yes #+begin_src ...
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Is there a library or something for org-mode that let's me make traversal more VIM like, without fully using Evil?

I'd like to navigate in my org-mode files sometimes using just the home row, but other times I'm perfectly ok with the full emacs default key-bindings for org-mode. For instance, when everything is ...
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Why is Org mode converting spaces in links to HTML entities?

I store a link such as [[file:~/path/to/dir/some file.txt::# heading]], either manually or through org-capture. A few days later, Org has converted all spaces to the HTML entity %20: [[file:~/path/to/...
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org-export to ignore strings within drawers

I have the following set up for an annotated bibliography document. ** Kim, M. (2008): An inquiry into the development of the ethical theory of emotions in the "Analects" and the "...
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Stuck projects: how to skip timestamps in the future?

I want to have a stuck projects list that shows me headlines that: Do not have a child item that is either NEXT or WAIT Do not have a child item with a timestamp that is in the future The current ...
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Modifying entry display in org-agenda-log-mode agenda view

The day view of my org-agenda in org-agenda-log-mode shows the estimated effort for each entry (e.g., the 1:00, the 0:05, the 0:45, etc)---I'd like to remove that if possible. Is there any way to edit ...
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Org mode: include LaTeX bibliography in the TOC

This question is related to ox-bibtex. The snippet #+BIBLIOGRAPHY: main abbrv prints out an unnumbered section "Reference" excluded from the TOC in both LaTeX & html export. Is there a ...
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Inserting timestamp in mini buffer in Emacs

I keep on saving various org files in their respective folders using Filename as YYYY-MM-DD.org files . So I ended up typing C-x C-w 2020-10-06.org at least thirty times today. Can this process be ...
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How can I paste a defvar into the minibuffer?

I've written a regular expression to transform Markdown links into Org Mode links and I've stored it into a variable. (defvar markdown-link-to-org-regexp "s/\[\(.+\)\](\(.+\))/[[\2][\1]]") ...
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org-journal sort entries by date at insert time

I want to switch from daily files to monthly (or even yearly). The problem I'm facing is: org-journal-new-entry and org-journal-new-scheduled-entry simply append at the bottom of a file. This can ...
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Org Latex preview produces empty box when I use a certain package, how can I debug the issue?

The following line in my org file is causing problems #+LaTeX_HEADER: \usepackage{prooftrees} If this line is there, then org latex preview produces an empty box. If I remove it, things work just ...
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noweb doesn't expand at all

I have a feeling this must be a stupid simple problem however I just can't seem to figure out what I'm doing wrong. I'm using Doom emacs and trying to use noweb with org mode source code blocks to ...
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org mode: help!! i’ve collapsed my section and can’t get it back out

I am using spacemacs. This may seem like a joke, but it really is not (but it is kind of funny). I was typing in org-mode just now, I may have hit some god-mode key, and the section I am typing in now ...
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No server remain buffer to edit for org-capture-extension

Update: I have fixed it, seem like we need stranform-square-bracket-function to due with "p" protocal (use-package org :hook (org-mode . turn-on-visual-line-mode) :config (setq org-...
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Changing output filename during org-publish

I would like to change the name of the generated html file of all files during an org-publish. As per the docs: unless EXPORT_FILE_NAME is set, "Org generates the file name based on the buffer ...
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Is it possible to archive org-mode agenda entries from a given date range?

My emacs org-mode agenda files are steadily growing, and many of my projects span several to many years. In addition, I need to last access the entries after about a year. Hence rather than (or in ...
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disable table mode using either #+BEGIN_EXAMPLE or ‘:’ literal line , but insert latex math block $ … $

I’m trying to typeset a grammar in org markup, but want to use latex symbols in the grammar: a -> hello | $\neg$ world | universe • Now, without using #+BEGIN_EXAMPLE or : literal-line ...
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Separate Bibliography from Last Heading

I'm trying to use org-ref and I'm doing pretty well. There is one thing bothering me, though. The bibliography gets attached to the last heading (in the org file), where-as I would like it to be ...

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