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* [Q] How to programmatically get the description of a link?
@ 2021-08-13 23:10 Rodrigo Morales
  2021-08-14  0:04 ` John Kitchin
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 2+ messages in thread
From: Rodrigo Morales @ 2021-08-13 23:10 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: emacs-orgmode


* The question

Let's say I have the following link

#+BEGIN_SRC org
This is a sentence [[foo][bar]]. This is another sentence.
#+END_SRC

How to programmatically get the description of the link (i.e. =bar=)?

* Additional information

I've tried using =org-element-context=. The following sexp was
executed when the cursor was on the link which was presented above.

#+BEGIN_SRC text
ELISP> (with-current-buffer "main.org" (org-element-context))
#+END_SRC

#+BEGIN_SRC text
(link
 (:type "fuzzy" :path "foo" :format bracket :raw-link "foo" :application nil :search-option nil :begin 1 :end 15 :contents-begin 8 :contents-end 13 :post-blank 0 :parent
        (paragraph
         (:begin 1 :end 16 :contents-begin 1 :contents-end 16 :post-blank 0 :post-affiliated 1 :parent nil))))
#+END_SRC

and =org-element-at-point=. The following sexp was executed when the
cursor was on the link which was presented above.

#+BEGIN_SRC text
ELISP> (with-current-buffer "main.org" (org-element-at-point))
#+END_SRC

#+BEGIN_SRC text
(paragraph
 (:begin 1 :end 16 :contents-begin 1 :contents-end 16 :post-blank 0 :post-affiliated 1 :parent nil))
#+END_SRC

but neither of those get the description of the link as metadata.


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* Re: [Q] How to programmatically get the description of a link?
  2021-08-13 23:10 [Q] How to programmatically get the description of a link? Rodrigo Morales
@ 2021-08-14  0:04 ` John Kitchin
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 2+ messages in thread
From: John Kitchin @ 2021-08-14  0:04 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Rodrigo Morales; +Cc: org-mode-email

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I think you can do something like this:

(defun get-description ()
  (interactive)
  (let ((link (org-element-context)))
    (message (buffer-substring (org-element-property :contents-begin link)
      (org-element-property :contents-end link)))))

John

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On Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 7:12 PM Rodrigo Morales <
moralesrodrigo1100@gmail.com> wrote:

>
> * The question
>
> Let's say I have the following link
>
> #+BEGIN_SRC org
> This is a sentence [[foo][bar]]. This is another sentence.
> #+END_SRC
>
> How to programmatically get the description of the link (i.e. =bar=)?
>
> * Additional information
>
> I've tried using =org-element-context=. The following sexp was
> executed when the cursor was on the link which was presented above.
>
> #+BEGIN_SRC text
> ELISP> (with-current-buffer "main.org" (org-element-context))
> #+END_SRC
>
> #+BEGIN_SRC text
> (link
>  (:type "fuzzy" :path "foo" :format bracket :raw-link "foo" :application
> nil :search-option nil :begin 1 :end 15 :contents-begin 8 :contents-end 13
> :post-blank 0 :parent
>         (paragraph
>          (:begin 1 :end 16 :contents-begin 1 :contents-end 16 :post-blank
> 0 :post-affiliated 1 :parent nil))))
> #+END_SRC
>
> and =org-element-at-point=. The following sexp was executed when the
> cursor was on the link which was presented above.
>
> #+BEGIN_SRC text
> ELISP> (with-current-buffer "main.org" (org-element-at-point))
> #+END_SRC
>
> #+BEGIN_SRC text
> (paragraph
>  (:begin 1 :end 16 :contents-begin 1 :contents-end 16 :post-blank 0
> :post-affiliated 1 :parent nil))
> #+END_SRC
>
> but neither of those get the description of the link as metadata.
>
>

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