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From: "Loris Bennett" <loris.bennett@fu-berlin.de>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: File local setting for export directory?
Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 09:15:11 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <878sduynls.fsf@hornfels.zedat.fu-berlin.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87zh7az6k0.fsf@ericabrahamsen.net>

Eric Abrahamsen <eric@ericabrahamsen.net> writes:

> Loris Bennett <loris.bennett@fu-berlin.de> writes:
>
>> Hi Eric,
>>
>> Eric Abrahamsen <eric@ericabrahamsen.net> writes:
>>
>>> "Loris Bennett" <loris.bennett@fu-berlin.de> writes:
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I want to export an org file to a pdf and have the pdf created in
>>>> subdirectory relative to the org file.
>>>>
>>>> What's the simplest way to set the export directory in a file local way?
>>>
>>> I suggested the attached diff a while ago, but no one seemed very
>>> interested. I think it might already do what you want.
>>>
>>>
>>> diff --git a/lisp/ox.el b/lisp/ox.el
>>> index 9cf62078a..77cafb20d 100644
>>> --- a/lisp/ox.el
>>> +++ b/lisp/ox.el
>>> @@ -6417,6 +6417,20 @@ Return file name as a string."
>>>  	      "Output file: " pub-dir nil nil nil
>>>  	      (lambda (n) (string= extension (file-name-extension n t))))))
>>>  	   extension))
>>> +	 (pub-dir (or pub-dir
>>> +		      (and subtreep (org-entry-get
>>> +				     nil "EXPORT_PUB_DIR" 'selective))
>>> +		      (org-with-point-at (point-min)
>>> +			(catch :found
>>> +			  (let ((case-fold-search t))
>>> +			    (while (re-search-forward
>>> +				    "^[ \t]*#\\+EXPORT_PUB_DIR:[ \t]+\\S-"
>>> +				    nil t)
>>> +			      (let ((element (org-element-at-point)))
>>> +				(when (eq 'keyword (org-element-type element))
>>> +				  (throw :found
>>> +					 (org-element-property
>>> +					  :value element))))))))))
>>>  	 (output-file
>>>  	  ;; Build file name.  Enforce EXTENSION over whatever user
>>>  	  ;; may have come up with.  PUB-DIR, if defined, always has
>>>
>>
>> Thanks for the patch - it is exactly what I needed.
>>
>> I'm surprised no-one was interested, although I suppose back then I was
>> probably also one of the uninterested :-)
>
> Oh I'm not blaming anyone! There are a lot of patches coming down here,
> and a lot of ideas for Org, and it's hard to keep up. I don't think I
> did a very good job of stating my case, either.
>
> I actually hadn't thought of how the latex process might go haywire with
> an absolute export file name. My motivation was simply that "next to my
> *.org" files is pretty much never where I want exported files to end up.
> I want to send them to ~/tmp, or to a directory that's shared with
> colleagues via syncthing. In fact what I really want is to export to the
> value of ATTACH_DIR, because then I can immediately use all the attach
> tools on the exported files.
>
> Latex compilation is a nice additional argument, though!

It's a month later and, having updated Org in the meantime, I'm having
to patch again.  

What would be the way forward in terms of getting the patch into Org?

Cheers,

Loris
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  reply	other threads:[~2020-09-01  7:15 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-03 14:15 Loris Bennett
2020-08-03 15:12 ` Russell Adams
2020-08-04  1:29   ` Nick Dokos
2020-08-03 23:15 ` Eric Abrahamsen
2020-08-04  6:25   ` Loris Bennett
2020-08-04 10:54     ` Russell Adams
2020-08-04 11:42       ` Loris Bennett
2020-08-04 11:58         ` Russell Adams
2020-08-04 12:15     ` Russell Adams
2020-08-04 14:06       ` Loris Bennett
2020-08-04 17:04     ` Eric Abrahamsen
2020-09-01  7:15       ` Loris Bennett [this message]
2021-07-09 14:12         ` Loris Bennett

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