org-show-todo-tree is incorrigibly interactive, so we go under the covers and see that it uses org-occur to find what it wants. That allows us to bypass it altogether and write your function like this:
(defun show-NEXT-in-subtree ()
"Narrow to a subtree and show only headings with NEXT and WAITING keywords"
The face for #+BEGIN is org-block-begin-line and for #+END is org-block-end-line. If you already have a dark theme, something like this will make it well nigh invisible, and can be tweaked to your liking or to fit a light them (hint start with #ffffff):
(set-face-attribute 'org-block-begin-line nil :foreground "#000000")
I was able to make this work with a slight modification to @Aquaactres's answer
I added my function to org-capture-prepare-finalize-hook and not org-capture-before-finalize
The function I added to the hook:
(defun my-org-capture-newlines-at-end ()
For example, if you're using use-package, it would look ...
It seems that this is a bug in org-mode. Looking at the org-colview.el code I think that the reason why column view in org agenda can not add entry duration to efforts (even when org-agenda-columns-add-appointments-to-effort-sum is set to t) is because the function org-columns--collect-values which is called on each org entry by org-agenda-columns cannot ...
Alternatively, is there a way to run script asynchronously, and then get the output back into the org buffer?
There is a great package for that: ob-async
Just add :async to your header (or in a drawer, etc.).
Unfortunately I don't know of any way to monitor the process as it runs, though.
The only problem is that you have forgotten a mandatory piece in the command. C-h v org-agenda-custom-commands says in part:
Each entry is a list like this:
(key desc type match settings files)
type The command type, any of the following symbols:
agenda The daily/weekly agenda.
match What to search for:
Just to build on top of the excellent solution from Slaven, I did it one step further.
I use C-c a to call the normal org-agenda. And I use C-c b to call the org-agenda that show inactive timestamps.
(defun org-agenda-inactive ()
(let ((org-agenda-include-inactive-timestamps t))
(global-set-key (kbd "C-c a") '...
In the org-superstar-mode readme FAQ, they say slowdown can happen with this mode on because of "a deeper rooted issue involving fonts and font-lock reliant packages" and they recommend adding this to your init file if that's happening:
(setq inhibit-compacting-font-caches t)
I found a solution:
M-s o for occur-mode, search for g1
C-x o to change to the other window
e to enable editing
Edit by rectangle tagging or similar
C-c C-c to switch back to occur-mode
However, I am still interested in a better or more elegant solution.
You can give to an image an atrribute of :width to specify its width. For example:
#+ATTR_LATEX: :width 0.3\linewidth
would do the job.
But there is the additional complication here that the image file is generated by a source block. The easiest solution IME is as follows:
Give the source block a name.
Generate the results with C-c C-c -- ...
You're on the right track, but the standard elisp idiom for "go somewhere else in the buffer, do some stuff, and then go back to where you came from" is to use save-excursion.
You can rewrite (and simplify!) your command as follows:
(defun my-refresh-org-fle ()
This did the trick.
(defun jarfar/org-update-all-statistics-cookies ()
"Update all statistics cookies in org buffer."
(when (string-equal major-mode "org-mode")
(add-hook 'buffer-list-update-hook 'jarfar/org-update-all-statistics-cookies)
(advice-add 'save-buffer :before (lambda (&rest ...
I created .dir-locals.el file to set local org-refile-targets for all the files in the projects folder.
((nil . (
(eval . (progn (jarfar/org-projects-set-refile-targets-local)))
I defined jarfar/org-projects-set-refile-targets-local to set local variable, because .dir-locals.el syntax is quite limited, but we ...
You do not give an example of the initial input and the desired output. However, if i understood correctly, assuming today is July 2020 and you have:
** TODO My task 1
SCHEDULED: <2020-06-28 Fri>
My task 1 description
** DONE My task 2
SCHEDULED: <2020-06-29 Sat>
My task 2 description
** DONE My task 3
I figured this out. My solution is below.
The problem was with org-at-timestamp-p function which takes only one parameter, so we can't tell that the timestamp is valid agenda like timestamp and it's inactive at the same time. So to change inactive timestamp to active I had to detect inactive state by checking the character at point if it match closing ...
Was having the exact same problem.
If you take a look at the source for org-agenda-bulk-mark-regexp:
(defun org-agenda-bulk-mark-regexp (regexp)
"Mark entries matching REGEXP for future agenda bulk action."
(interactive "sMark entries matching regexp: ")
(let ((entries-marked 0) txt-at-point)
By skimming the comments section of the John Kitchin's post, adding
#+PROPERTY: header-args:sh :prologue "exec 2>&1" :epilogue ":"
globally, at the top of the file, should do the job (it works in my side).
Use elgrep which is available on Melpa.
After a successful install, call M-x elgrep-menu or you click on the menu entry Tools → Elgrep.
There are two features that make elgrep especially suited for that task:
Specify whole lines that start with CLOCK: as search records.
You can do so by setting Beginning of Record to Regexp and typing ^ *CLOCK: into the ...
Although it's an extra step, you might have a look at Overlays to text.
In your example, using that function by typing M-x overlays-to-text successfully copies all visible text, including the extra lines from v E and the time gap information from v c.
The function places all that text in a new buffer. You can select anything you want from the resulting ...
Dunno about Org mode, but in normal circumstances those two lines are not considered paragraphs, because they are separated only by a single newline character (C-j).
However, if you separate them by a blank line (i.e., another newline char), then M-x fill-region does what you expect:
- This is the first paragraph.
- This is the second paragraph.
Github and Gitlab both use org-ruby to convert org syntax to markdown.
The #+INCLUDE: syntax is available in org-ruby but requires two environmental variables to be set at run time by the server administrators to to enable this functionality.
# Include file feature disabled by default since
# it would be dangerous in some ...
I believe the best solution is to export to Org (export to MD can be faulty, or deficient). This can be done using the function org-org-export-to-org. You can then store your regular readme in, say, doc/README.org, and have it automagically export to ./README.org upon changes. That's the approach I followed for this repo.
Here's an example Org file (based on what you provided but fixed up for syntax etc). It does not contain everything you want, but it does most of it - if I find time, I might come back for the rest:
#+TODO: TODO WAITING | DONE
#+STARTUP: logdrawer logdone
* TODO Task 1 :tag1:tag2:
DEADLINE: <2020-07-21 Tue>
Emacs provides a lot of different ways to quickly find files, and even more are available with add on packages. For your specific case, finding org files in a particular directory, you could use the built-in ido-find-file-in-dir:
Running this command will open an interactive file selection dialogue in the "~/...
You can write
(defun overwriting-yank ()
"Like `yank` but overwrites the corresponding text."
(let ((txt (current-kill 0)))
(delete-char (length txt))))
But this will misbehave in all kinds of circumstances (e.g. when yanking a multiline string, when yanking into a line shorter than the text you're ...
As Toon Claes suggested I checked out org-super-agenda and came up with the following solution. Hope this could be useful for some people.
(defun start-and-end-date-of-the-week (date)
(-let* (((month day year) date)
(org-today (format "%d-%02d-%02d" year month day))
(today-absolute (org-time-string-to-absolute org-today))
You should read the commentary in the file: "You can select what is numbered according to level, tags, COMMENT keyword, or UNNUMBERED property. You can also skip footnotes sections. See org-num-max-level, org-num-skip-tags, org-num-skip-commented, org-num-skip-unnumbered, and org-num-skip-footnotes for details."
For setting org-num-skip-tags (or ...
That's a package available from melpa, so you can just uninstall it. Type M-x list-packages to list all available and installed packages. Search for org-superstar (C-s), hit d to mark the package for deletion, then x to execute the actions for all marked packages.
Presuming this is about bulk changes in org-agenda. For me, the Org-Agenda buffers are in evil-mode's emacs-state, meaning that the default emacs key bindings work as expected. You can check what evil state in the mode line: <N> for normal state, <E> for emacs state.
It might help to put the following into your .emacs:
All you have to do is replace the set-buffer-major-mode call which sets the buffer to a default mode (fundamental mode in this case) with a couple of calls to set the modes you want.
org-mode is a major mode, so you set it by calling the function that implements it, with no arguments, in the buffer whose mode you want to set:
(set-buffer <some buffer>)
You can define org-agenda-format-date either as a string or as a function to format the date in the agenda. C-h v org-agenda-format-date RET says:
Format string for displaying dates in the agenda.
Used by the daily/weekly agenda. This should be a format string
understood by ‘format-time-string’, or a function returning the
formatted date as a string. The ...
There's no simple configuration option that you can change to do this; you would need to change the org-mode code.
That said, you should be aware that the content of the code block includes the spaces at the beginning of the lines.
Probably it is not a problem for you anymore after 2 years, but I had exactly the same problem. I got it working now, and I think the reason was that in my .emacs I was configuring sage-shell-mode (in addition to ob-sagemath), but I didn't have it installed. Installing sage-shell-mode fixed it for me.
Thank you NickD for your help, it got me to the right answer! Doing exactly what is listed above worked when added to the Doom Emacs config.el but not in the .dir-locals.el. To make it work as a directory variable, adding an eval seems to have done the trick. Here is my updated .dir-locals.el'
;;; Directory Local Variables
;;; For more information see (info &...
Just to make it clear, this is not a problem with exporting, but of showing entry text in the agenda.
Turns out there is a variable to exclude text that matches a list of regular expressions.
You can exclude anything that looks like an active timestamp (there is also the variable org-element--timestamp-regexp but that did not work in my tests):
C-h v org-indent-mode RET says (emphasis added):
If called interactively, enable Org-Indent mode if ARG is
positive, and disable it if ARG is zero or negative. If called
from Lisp, also enable the mode if ARG is omitted or nil, and
toggle it if ARG is ‘toggle’; disable the mode otherwise.
You probably want to say (edited as per the OP's answer to avoid ...
As per NickD's comment:
"org-entry-get may return nil which is not a string, so it will cause any string functions to barf. Try replacing any such call with (or (org-entry-get (point) "TAGS") ""), effectively replacing the nil with the empty string."
What worked is replacing the ninth line with:
For me, only the snippet below worked:
;; Always redisplay inline images after executing SRC block
(add-hook 'org-babel-after-execute-hook 'org-redisplay-inline-images))
For details, in my case, org-inline-image-overlays was behaving in the opposite manner as it should in the "when" statement: it was being set to a value ...
This is a LaTeX problem and has to be solved at that level. Org mode delegates all the formatting to it for PDF output. There are many tips and tricks that can be used to get LaTeX to do a better job of line breaking, but the most important rule is to not give it long things that it cannot break - and if you have to, you have to help it to decide where to ...
gnuplot is installed: just run it from the shell to make sure it's present and if so, just exit out of it (I have version 5 and that worked).
gnuplot-mode is installed; checking e.g. with C-h f gnuplot-mode RET should be enough.
make sure that there is a subdirectory img under the directory where the Org mode file lives: the options specify set:&...
See the footnote in the Frames and Blocks in Beamer section of the Org mode manual:
(1) If ‘BEAMER_ENV’ is set, Org export adds ‘B_environment’ tag to
make it visible. The tag serves as a visual aid and has no semantic
The default LaTeX class can be set with
at the top of the file, so you can have them commented out:
# #+LATEX_CLASS: article
and select which one you want by uncommenting one or the other. This should be enough for manual export: when you automate the process, you will probably want to use a different method,...
As you can see in the manual, what you store is either a link to a particular message (from message-view) or the last know query to it (from headers view). I guess the latter, the query, is what gives you trouble.
To avoid that, with the minimum fuss you can, either:
Link from the message view.
Refile first, then link.
or with a little work, pack ...