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From: Samuel Wales <samologist@gmail.com>
To: Richard Lawrence <wyley.r@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: newline or no newline at end of capture: expected behavior
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2020 00:42:00 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAJcAo8t1MWi60CZU8SK0miQo8UogdsKg2ZLv6K6T=ubFCWjfBQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <878scvbsfi.fsf@aquinas>

hi richard,

thank you.  when i can, i will try explicitly setting all three to 0
to see if that prevents the unwanted newlines, in the buffer with
newline on last line, and empty buffer, cases.

the docstring says empty-lines defaults to 0, which is what i want.
it does not say what the default for after and before are.

it /sounds/ like capture is supposed to produce the desired number
[and position] of empty lines regardless of whether the buffer is
empty or there is or is not a trailing newline on the final line of
hte buffer.  is this more or less correct?


On 9/27/20, Richard Lawrence <wyley.r@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Samuel,
>
>> On 9/23/20, Samuel Wales <samologist@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> i have the same question for headline-only capture
>>> buffers.  i.e. what is the expected result with and without trailing
>>> newline.
>
> Just to clarify: are you aware of the :empty-lines, :empty-lines-before
> and :empty-lines-after keys that you can set in org-capture-templates?
> Are your questions about the default values of these keys?
>
> I just tried a simple setup in emacs -Q with Org 9.4, namely:
>
> (setq org-capture-templates
>       '(("s" "simple" entry (file+headline "~/org/notes.org" "Foo")
>       "* %?" :empty-lines 1)))
>
> and Org seems to correctly respect the value of these keys when they are
> specified explicitly. That is, with :empty-lines 0, no newlines are
> added; with :empty-lines 1, a blank line appears on each side of the
> captured entry; with :empty-lines-after 1, a blank line appears after,
> but not before, the new entry; and so on.
>
> Can you use these keys to get the behavior you are looking for? Or is
> your question about something else?
>
> --
> Best,
> Richard
>


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  reply	other threads:[~2020-09-27  7:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-20  5:29 Samuel Wales
2020-09-20  5:36 ` Samuel Wales
2020-09-23  7:24   ` Bastien
2020-09-23 21:29     ` Samuel Wales
2020-09-23 21:30   ` Samuel Wales
2020-09-27  4:13     ` Samuel Wales
2020-09-27  7:16       ` Richard Lawrence
2020-09-27  7:42         ` Samuel Wales [this message]
2020-09-27 10:39           ` Nicolas Goaziou
2020-09-27 21:07             ` Samuel Wales
2020-09-27 21:08               ` Samuel Wales
2020-09-28  2:31                 ` Samuel Wales

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