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From: Florian Beck <abstraktion@t-online.de>
To: mail@christianmoe.com
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org, Florian Beck <abstraktion@t-online.de>
Subject: Re: Copy/Search Outline
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 11:30:12 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87y5zlcrtn.fsf@sophokles.streitblatt.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <4E2E6027.5070906@christianmoe.com> (Christian Moe's message of "Tue, 26 Jul 2011 08:35:19 +0200")

Christian Moe <mail@christianmoe.com> writes:

>> Firstly, I want to copy the *visible* text (minus the …, but never mind
>> that);

> In other words: Begin exporting only the visible part with `C-c C-e 
> v', then press space at the prompt for output formats. This leaves you
> in a second buffer with a copy of the visible part (and yes, you do
> get rid of the ellipses). Then select all with `C-c h' (alternately,
> select the region of your choice) and copy. Kill the copy buffer when
> you're done with it.

Thanks. Seems like `org-export-visible' does exactly what I want.

I also wrote a function to copy the visible part of the region. For
those curious:

(defun copy-visible (beg end)
  (interactive "r")
  (let ((text "") s)
	(narrow-to-region beg end)
	(setq s (goto-char (point-min)))
	(while (not (= (point) (point-max)))
	  (goto-char (org-find-invisible))
	  (setq text (concat text (buffer-substring s (point))))
	  (setq s (goto-char (org-find-visible))))))
    (kill-new text)))

>> secondly, I want to be able to search only the visible text.
> You can do that, albeit only in a copy of your document in a separate
> buffer, with the approach above. But why would you want to? Perhaps if
> you state a use case, someone can point out a different approach.

Actually (as I just found out) you can do it very easily by setting the
variable `search-invisible' no nil (found in isearch.el).

>> More generally (and less org specific), how do I restrict commands to
>> the visible parts of the buffer?
> I don't know.

I guess it's not possible because commands work on the buffer and
usually do not know about viviblity. Maybe something like
`with-visible-buffer' could be proposed – but now with searching and
copying working, I do not really have a use case.

Thanks again.

Florian Beck

  parent reply	other threads:[~2011-07-26  9:31 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-07-22 20:20 Copy/Search Outline Florian Beck
2011-07-26  0:53 ` Bastien
2011-07-26  6:35 ` Christian Moe
2011-07-26  6:38   ` Christian Moe
2011-07-26  9:30   ` Florian Beck [this message]
2011-07-26  9:54     ` Carsten Dominik
2011-07-26 10:10       ` Carsten Dominik
2011-07-26 10:56         ` Bastien
2011-07-26 18:54           ` Christian Moe

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