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From: Bernt Hansen <bernt@norang.ca>
To: charles_cave@optusnet.com.au
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Seeking further clarification of org-refile-targets variable
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 09:01:35 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87myetoa4g.fsf@gollum.intra.norang.ca> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <200812180627.mBI6RfNi009606@mail01.syd.optusnet.com.au> (Charles Cave's message of "Thu\, 18 Dec 2008 17\:27\:41 +1100")

Charles Cave <charles_cave@optusnet.com.au> writes:

> I am having trouble understanding the help text for org-refile-targets.
> I don't know what a "cons cell" is and I would like to see some examples
> of customising the variable.
> For example, how can I specify headings of levels 1 and 2?
> I entered the value of 
> (:level . N). 
> in the customization prompt but now I get a message
> "No refile targets".
> Perhaps some examples for non-Lisp programmers would be helpful.
> As org-mode popularity increases, the users are not necessarily
> Lisp-literate, and I have read messages from users willing to learn
> Emacs just to use org-mode! 

A cons cell is a lisp structure which has two values in parentheses
separated by a dot

  ie. (A . B)

There are functions (car and cdr) which returns the two values in the
cons cell respectively.

The easiest way to modify org-refile-targets is with the customize

C-h v org-refile-targets RET

then click the "You can _customize_ this variable." link

and then use the buttons to construct the value.

I have this value set as follows:

| org-refile-targets is a variable defined in `org.el'.
| Its value is 
| ((org-agenda-files :level . 1)
|  (nil :level . 1))


  (org-agenda-files :level . 1) specifies all level 1 targets in all
                                of my org files listed in

  (nil :level . 1)              specifies all level 1 files in the
                                current buffer

Sometimes I work in org-files which are not part of my
org-agenda-files list and I want to be able to refile to level 1 targets
in that file too.

I think you want the following setting:

| org-refile-targets is a variable defined in `org.el'.
| Its value is 
| ((org-agenda-files :level . 1)
|  (org-agenda-files :level . 2))


  parent reply	other threads:[~2008-12-18 14:01 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-12-18  6:27 Seeking further clarification of org-refile-targets variable Charles Cave
2008-12-18 13:43 ` Matthew Lundin
2008-12-18 13:51   ` Matthew Lundin
2008-12-18 14:01 ` Bernt Hansen [this message]
2008-12-18 14:25   ` Matthew Lundin
2008-12-20 22:03   ` Carsten Dominik

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