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From: Kyle Meyer <kyle@kyleam.com>
To: Tim Quelch <tim@tquelch.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Configuring text export block output
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 21:42:26 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87h7rx89h9.fsf@kyleam.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87o8m5p5y9.fsf@quelch.name>

Tim Quelch writes:

> For example if I have a source block
>
> #+begin_src python
> Some code here
> with multiple lines
> #+end_src
>
> With `org-ascii-export-as-ascii` the above block gives:
>
> ,----
> | Some code here
> | with multiple lines
> `----
>
> I don't really like this as the '|' at the start of the lines make it
> annoying to copy and paste. Is there a way to configure the export to
> give something surrounded by backticks?
>
> ```python
> Some code here
> with multiple lines
> ```
>
> I've had a look into the available `org-ascii-*` customise variables and
> I couldn't see anything which looked to give this functionality.

I don't think ox-ascii has an option to control that, but you could get
the behavior you're after by creating a derived backend.  In fact, the
section of the manual that covers derived backends provides an example
of extending the ox-ascii backend to tweak the rendering of the source
blocks.

    (info "(org)Advanced Export Configuration")

You'd only need to modify that slightly, rewriting the
my-ascii-src-block function to do what you want.  Something like

    (defun my-ascii-src-block (src-block contents info)
      (concat "```" (org-element-property :language src-block) "\n"
              (org-element-normalize-string
               (org-export-format-code-default src-block info))
              "```"))


  reply	other threads:[~2020-09-17  1:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-17  1:06 Tim Quelch
2020-09-17  1:42 ` Kyle Meyer [this message]
2020-09-17  2:17   ` Tim Quelch

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