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Switch to nlinum Immediately

A lot of headings in your Org-Mode file can make Emacs unusably slow when you collapse all of them. My original solution was to avoid collapsing them with #+STARTUP: showeverything. Major problem with that approach is that you still can’t use collapsing because if you do, Emacs because again unusable. Months ago I switched to […]

A Book Produced Using Org

Via: I am happy to share with fellow Orgers my recent book — Ending Malnutrition: from commitment to action — published by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Rome and Tulika Books, New Delhi (, The book was written and produced entirely in Org. This would not have been possible without the […]

Choosing the Right Diff Tool for You

By my idiosyncratic measures: For small changes git diff and vc-diff are perfect. For medium changes magit is perfect. For large changes DeltaWalker is perfect.

Literate DevOps: My OS X Development System

Setting up a development system is a non-trivial investment. This document captures the steps required and automates as much as possible. The project has other formats, too. The Style Guide is a must read for the operator. Org-Mode converted this manual, tedious, and error prone task to a semi-automated, nearly reproducible, and error-less process, for […]

Exploring Noweb Refs with Arguments

I’m studying Noweb Refs. Here is something helping me make sense of it. I asked about it on-list, too, with more details. I’m still playing with it.

Notes On org-scraps

org-scraps are interesting because I have only used Org-Mode’s tangling functionality for my Emacs initialization file. They show off a lot of the literate stuff with concise examples. Things make a lot more sense how.

org-scraps Notes 30D36486-3578-4C0D-B16F-CE89A283358A

catch the file name during export Code block specific header arguments are evaluated before execution of the source block. The arguments seem to be symbols, strings, or Emacs-Lisp SEXPs. Here is an example of an inline source block that gets the name of this file and returns it: “/Users/gcr/tmp/” Using Emacs-Lisp in header arguments introduces […]

org-scraps Notes 6CBD47FB-80AD-41DC-9E0C-482FE1C230E6

About org-scraps is a collection of Org-Mode demonstrations published by Eric Schulte. All of my experience with Org-Mode Literate Programming is working on my Emacs configuration for Literate Programming. Wanting to address my limited experience I am working through each example in org-scraps. Org-Scraps is weaved to HTML files published here. Approach Evaluate each example. […]

Org2Blog DITAA Test

The test succeeded by turning off thumbnail images.

Migrating to Org2Blog

WordPress is a powerful and satisfying writing and publishing platform. After learning Org-Mode, I wanted to use Org-Mode for writing and WordPress for publishing. Org2Blog makes that easy. WordPress easily exports your posts to XML. Org2Blog-Importers converts them to Org-Mode via Pandoc. Tonight I converted them here. Any future modifications belong in these documents with […]