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From: Diego Zamboni <diego@zzamboni.org>
To: Xebar Saram <zeltakc@gmail.com>
Cc: org mode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: export and split orgmode headers into separate md files?
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 22:03:31 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAGY83EeG6F3Y0ZtxuNeT3BJ0p5g6Go5JOOUbFJ2QvegOGokxpw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAOQHXPqyoGsAJifRG93xk5X8qxf=DYd_xxv1C8mhjY2pt1xqQg@mail.gmail.com>

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Hi Z,

(replying to the list)

I have put together a simplified function based on the code from
which simply exports each top-level header to a plain Markdown file. You
can find it here:

I have added some commentary in the code about what it does. After
evaluating the code, you just need to call M-x org-multi-file-md-export in
the buffer you want to export.

I hope this helps in getting you started!


On Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 2:48 PM Xebar Saram <zeltakc@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thx Deigo for the detailed answer! Really appreciate it!
> i think though it’s a bit over my head as i have limited lisp knowledge :)
> Does this export to standard markdown files or leanpub format? Honestly at
> this stage im willing to export to any flavor of markdown but basic or MMD
> would work best. Any tips on how i can adjust the code for that?
> if not can i just run your code to get a different markdown format? What
> the main function you run after evaluating the code in emacs?
> i apologize in advance for the silly questions :)
> thx again
> Z
> On Sun, Jan 12, 2020 at 7:20 AM Diego Zamboni <diego@zzamboni.org> wrote:
>> Hi Z,
>> I do something similar in my ox-leanpub-book module [1], which exports
>> each top-level heading to a different file. The general idea is to use
>> =org-map-entries= to loop over the entire buffer [2]. The function you call
>> can then check whether the current entry is a header at the level you want
>> [3] and then export it to the corresponding file. The title can be used to
>> deduct the filename [4].
>> I found that I had to mark the entire subtree before calling the export
>> function [5], otherwise the headline was not getting included in the export.
>> I based my code originally on this blog post, which might be a simpler
>> starting point:
>> https://medium.com/@lakshminp/publishing-a-book-using-org-mode-9e817a56d144
>> - this code does not select the entire subtree before exporting, which
>> means only the contents of the section is exported, but not the headline
>> itself.
>> Hope this helps!
>> --Diego
>> [1] https://github.com/zzamboni/ox-leanpub/tree/book-and-markua
>> [2]
>> https://github.com/zzamboni/ox-leanpub/blob/book-and-markua/ox-leanpub-book.el#L185-L186
>> [3]
>> https://github.com/zzamboni/ox-leanpub/blob/book-and-markua/ox-leanpub-book.el#L125
>> [4]
>> https://github.com/zzamboni/ox-leanpub/blob/book-and-markua/ox-leanpub-book.el#L131-L135
>> [5]
>> https://github.com/zzamboni/ox-leanpub/blob/book-and-markua/ox-leanpub-book.el#L170-L174
>> On Sun, Jan 12, 2020 at 4:54 AM Xebar Saram <zeltakc@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi all
>>> For work specific needs at uni i have a need to take a comprehensive org
>>> file with hundreds of headers and split each header into separate .md files
>>> (with the header name as file name//first header in the md file).
>>> Has anyone done anything remotely similar? Or if not can someone point
>>> me in the right direction on how to even start dealing with this?
>>> thx a lot in advance any tips would be very much appreciated
>>> kind regards
>>> Z

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      reply	other threads:[~2020-01-20 21:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-01-12  3:54 export and split orgmode headers into separate md files? Xebar Saram
2020-01-12 12:19 ` Diego Zamboni
2020-01-15 13:47   ` Xebar Saram
2020-01-20 21:03     ` Diego Zamboni [this message]

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