Org Mode Folding

As every Org user knows, you can use Shift+Tab to cycle the folding of an Org file among OVERVIEW, CONTENTS, and ALL. That’s really handy and something I use all the time.

Yesterday, I learned something new from this Emacs Stack Exchange entry. What happens if you want to unfold, say, the first 3 headers? It’s Emacs so of course there’s a way to do that. All you have to do is specify a numeric prefix argument, n, and the first n subtrees and the contents of the n^{\text{th}} level will be displayed.

You probably won’t need that very often but sometimes it’s just what you need and very useful.

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