Tag Archives: Org-mode

Sacha on External Brains

Back in September, I wrote about Jeff Terrell’s excellent video on using Emacs and Org Mode as an exocortex. “Exocortex” for these purposes means an “external brain” of some sort that is used for off-loading thoughts and plans that aren’t … Continue reading

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Org 9.1.4

Bastien tweets to let us know there’s a new Org out: #emacs #orgmode 9.1.4 is out. Enjoy! — Bastien Guerry (@bzg2) December 5, 2017 It’s not in Melpa as of [2017-12-05 Tue 13:08] but will doubtless appear in the next … Continue reading

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Org 9.1.3 Is Out

Bastien tell us that there’s a new Org mode (a bug fix) out: #emacs #orgmode 9.1.3, a bugfix release, is out! And @ThierryStoehr will give an introductory presentation this weekend at https://t.co/NmNtsoaBlu cc @capitoledulibre — Bastien Guerry (@bzg2) November 16, … Continue reading

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Emphasize LaTeX Code in an Org Buffer

A couple of months ago, Ben Maughan over at Pragmatic Emacs posted a tip that I pretty much ignored at the time but have since come to embrace. The tip is simple: it’s how to make markup stand out a … Continue reading

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Using the dash Library to Work with Org Tables

The other day, I wrote about building and exporting tables from Org code blocks. I used Elisp but, of course, you can use any of the languages supported by Org Babel. In one of the examples, I showed how to … Continue reading

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AWK Examples

Before Perl and other such scripting languages, there was AWK. AWK is a great language for doing text manipulation chores. It has regular expressions, associative arrays, automatic splitting of input lines into fields, and other features to make working with … Continue reading

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Tables and Org Mode Code Blocks

I have lots of Org files that collect data and have an embedded code block to generate a summary table. Here are a couple of examples that others may find useful. The first thing to know is that tables are … Continue reading

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Start an Engineering Notebook

Camilla over at Winterflower argues that software engineers should keep an engineering notebook. That’s advice that everybody knows they should follow but that too many of us don’t. We’re busy and we think, “I’ll remember what I just did, I … Continue reading

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Org Mode Completion

By far the most useful weapon in my Emacs efficiency arsenal is abo-abo’s Ivy library and associated utilities. Everything from simple string searches with swiper to finding files with counsel-M-x is easier and faster than before. Therefore, when abo-abo suggests … Continue reading

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Org Mode 9.1.2

Bastien brings us the news that Org Mode 9.1.2 is available. #emacs #orgmode 9.1.2, a bugfix release, is out. Enjoy! — Bastien Guerry (@bzg2) October 4, 2017 It’s a bug fix and is already on Melpa if you like to … Continue reading

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