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* user-error: :END: line missing at position 3413
@ 2014-01-17 23:33 Sharon Kimble
  2014-01-18  6:03 ` M
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: Sharon Kimble @ 2014-01-17 23:33 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Emacs-orgmode

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I've just got my broadband back again after 9 days without it, and that
was a l-o-n-g time!

I've updated my emacs to 'Emacs 24.3.50.1' 2014-01-01 on prometheus,
modified by Debian, and updated org from ELPA.

But now I cant get it to load because it always shows
'user-error: :END: line missing at position 3413'. I asked about it on
#emacs on IRC, and was told this is something to do with org-mode. So,
can you help me track it down please?

Thanks
Sharon.
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* Re: user-error: :END: line missing at position 3413
  2014-01-17 23:33 user-error: :END: line missing at position 3413 Sharon Kimble
@ 2014-01-18  6:03 ` M
  2014-01-18  7:32   ` Sharon Kimble
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: M @ 2014-01-18  6:03 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Emacs-orgmode; +Cc: Sharon Kimble

> Von: Sharon Kimble <boudiccas@talktalk.net>
> Datum: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:33:15 +0000
> An: <Emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
> Betreff: [O] user-error: :END: line missing at position 3413
>
> I've updated my emacs to 'Emacs 24.3.50.1' 2014-01-01 on prometheus,
> modified by Debian, and updated org from ELPA.
> 
> But now I cant get it to load because it always shows
> 'user-error: :END: line missing at position 3413'. I asked about it on
> #emacs on IRC, and was told this is something to do with org-mode. So,
> can you help me track it down please?

Hi Sharon,

I had the same problem several times. Somehow, I seemed to have deleted the
:END: line of a Log Drawer in org-mode.

It recently helped me to start Emacs with the debug-init option like this:
   emacs --debug-init

Then in the Messages log, I found a trace to the corresponding org-file and
then after opening the file in a buffer you can jump to the line where the
problem occurs with
M-x goto-char
3413 (in your case)

There were 2 other solutions proposed which I have not tested yet (see
attached messages below).

Kind regards

Martin

------ Weitergeleitete Nachricht
> Von: Bastien <bzg@gnu.org>
> Datum: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 21:52:31 +0100
> An: Martin Beck <elwood151@web.de>
> Cc: emacs orgmode-mailinglist <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
> Betreff: Re: File mode specification error: (error ":END: line missing at
> position 63362")
> 
> Hi Martin,
> 
> maybe you can use this helper function:
> 
> (defun bzg-find-corrupted-property-drawers ()
>   "Find corrupted property drawers."
>   (interactive)
>   (let (msgs)
>     (save-excursion
>       (goto-char (point-min))
>       (while (search-forward ":PROPERTIES:" nil t)
> (let ((search-end (save-excursion (org-end-of-subtree t))))
>  (if (not (search-forward ":END:" search-end t))
>      (push (format "Missing :END: at %d in %s\n"
>    (point) (buffer-name))
>    msgs)))))
>     (if (not msgs)
> (message "No corrupted property drawers")
>       (switch-to-buffer-other-window " *Org missing :END:")
>       (mapcar 'insert msgs))))
> 
> A bit rought at the edges, but perhaps useful.
> 
> -- 
>  Bastien

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------ Weitergeleitete Nachricht
> Von: Brian Wood <bwood@berkeley.edu>
> Organisation: UC Berkeley
> Datum: Mon, 04 Mar 2013 13:12:56 -0800
> An: <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
> Betreff: Re: [O] [OT]: Search for missing :END:
> 
> I just found a few of these errors in *Messages* and since I have > 20
> .org files, I used this approach
> 
> cd ~/orgmode
> 
> # this gives me the byte offset & the filename for each matching line
> grep -br  'CLOCK: ' *  > ~/tmp/org-missing-end.txt
> 
> #this searches within a few bytes of the byte offset reported by emacs
> grep -E ":3007.:" ~/tmp/org-missing-end.txt
> 
> Searching within a few bytes was not necessary. In my case I found a
> ":CLOCK:" string at the byte-offset in the error message.
> 
> -- 
> Brian Wood
> Applications Programmer
> UC Berkeley IST
> 
> 

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* Re: user-error: :END: line missing at position 3413
  2014-01-18  6:03 ` M
@ 2014-01-18  7:32   ` Sharon Kimble
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: Sharon Kimble @ 2014-01-18  7:32 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: M; +Cc: Emacs-orgmode

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On Sat, 18 Jan 2014 07:03:21 +0100
M <Elwood151@web.de> wrote:

> > Von: Sharon Kimble <boudiccas@talktalk.net>
> > Datum: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:33:15 +0000
> > An: <Emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
> > Betreff: [O] user-error: :END: line missing at position 3413
> >
> > I've updated my emacs to 'Emacs 24.3.50.1' 2014-01-01 on prometheus,
> > modified by Debian, and updated org from ELPA.
> > 
> > But now I cant get it to load because it always shows
> > 'user-error: :END: line missing at position 3413'. I asked about it
> > on #emacs on IRC, and was told this is something to do with
> > org-mode. So, can you help me track it down please?
> 
> Hi Sharon,
> 
> I had the same problem several times. Somehow, I seemed to have
> deleted the :END: line of a Log Drawer in org-mode.
> 
> It recently helped me to start Emacs with the debug-init option like
> this: emacs --debug-init
> 
> Then in the Messages log, I found a trace to the corresponding
> org-file and then after opening the file in a buffer you can jump to
> the line where the problem occurs with
> M-x goto-char
> 3413 (in your case)
> 
> There were 2 other solutions proposed which I have not tested yet (see
> attached messages below).

Thanks for this Martin, it set me on the right track to solving it. It
puzzled me why one particular org file would load but nowt else, so I
had a close look at it. There were no missing :END: but the goto-char
was directing me to a specific place in the file, this file was my
'organizer.org' storing all details of hospital appointments, there was
absolutely no way that it could be corrupted. And then I remembered
that I had restored the file from an autosave backup, at which point I
copied everything over to a organizer.txt, saved and restarted emacs.
And everything just loaded up so nicely, problem solved! So I then saved
the organiser.txt as organiser.org, and it still all works nicely.

Thanks
Sharon.
> 
> Kind regards
> 
> Martin
> 
> ------ Weitergeleitete Nachricht
> > Von: Bastien <bzg@gnu.org>
> > Datum: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 21:52:31 +0100
> > An: Martin Beck <elwood151@web.de>
> > Cc: emacs orgmode-mailinglist <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
> > Betreff: Re: File mode specification error: (error ":END: line
> > missing at position 63362")
> > 
> > Hi Martin,
> > 
> > maybe you can use this helper function:
> > 
> > (defun bzg-find-corrupted-property-drawers ()
> >   "Find corrupted property drawers."
> >   (interactive)
> >   (let (msgs)
> >     (save-excursion
> >       (goto-char (point-min))
> >       (while (search-forward ":PROPERTIES:" nil t)
> > (let ((search-end (save-excursion (org-end-of-subtree t))))
> >  (if (not (search-forward ":END:" search-end t))
> >      (push (format "Missing :END: at %d in %s\n"
> >    (point) (buffer-name))
> >    msgs)))))
> >     (if (not msgs)
> > (message "No corrupted property drawers")
> >       (switch-to-buffer-other-window " *Org missing :END:")
> >       (mapcar 'insert msgs))))
> > 
> > A bit rought at the edges, but perhaps useful.
> > 
> > -- 
> >  Bastien
> 
> ------ Ende der weitergeleiteten Nachricht
> 
> ------ Weitergeleitete Nachricht
> > Von: Brian Wood <bwood@berkeley.edu>
> > Organisation: UC Berkeley
> > Datum: Mon, 04 Mar 2013 13:12:56 -0800
> > An: <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
> > Betreff: Re: [O] [OT]: Search for missing :END:
> > 
> > I just found a few of these errors in *Messages* and since I have >
> > 20 .org files, I used this approach
> > 
> > cd ~/orgmode
> > 
> > # this gives me the byte offset & the filename for each matching
> > line grep -br  'CLOCK: ' *  > ~/tmp/org-missing-end.txt
> > 
> > #this searches within a few bytes of the byte offset reported by
> > emacs grep -E ":3007.:" ~/tmp/org-missing-end.txt
> > 
> > Searching within a few bytes was not necessary. In my case I found a
> > ":CLOCK:" string at the byte-offset in the error message.
> > 
> > -- 
> > Brian Wood
> > Applications Programmer
> > UC Berkeley IST
> > 
> > 
> 
> ------ Ende der weitergeleiteten Nachricht
> 
> 
> 



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efever = http://sharon04.livejournal.com/
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Debian testing, Fluxbox 1.3.5, LibreOffice 4.1.4.2
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