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From: Daniel Clemente <n142857@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode list <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Function to get the title of a heading
Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 19:53:20 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <871vvgs1un.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)


  I want to get the title of some entry in Elisp. That is, from this heading:

*** TODO Do something!

  I want the "Do something!".

  I know no function to do this; although there is probably one. What I found is:

-  (org-entry-properties) returns the TODO keyword, the tags, and the category, but not the title.
-  (org-get-entry) has no useful documentation but it seems to return the content, not the heading.
-  (org-get-header HEADER) does something else related to mail; it seems to be unused and not much documented.
-  (org-get-heading t) seems to return the full line (even with keyword), but with properties:

#("TODO Do something!" 0 4
  (org-category "test1" fontified t face org-todo)
  4 18
  (org-category "test1" fontified t face org-level-3))

  Based on this, I did a function to remove the TODO keyword and the properties.

(defun org-get-heading-title ()
"Returns the heading of the current entry as a string, without the leading stars, the TODO keyword or the tags."
(let (
      (title-with-props (org-get-heading t))
      (keyword (org-get-todo-state))
  (substring-no-properties title-with-props (if keyword (1+ (length keyword))))

- This could also be implemented as a parameter to (org-get-heading).
- Or the title returned in (org-entry-properties)
- And (org-get-header HEADER) could be removed.
- In any case, such a function can be included in Org-mode so that it is easy to find.


             reply	other threads:[~2009-01-06 18:53 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-01-06 18:53 Daniel Clemente [this message]
2009-01-08 22:20 ` Function to get the title of a heading Carsten Dominik
2009-01-11 17:08   ` Daniel Clemente

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