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From: David Rogers <davidandrewrogers@gmail.com>
To: Allen Li <darkfeline@felesatra.moe>
Cc: David Rogers <davidandrewrogers@gmail.com>,
	Org-mode list <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Delete duplicate subtrees?
Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 18:07:42 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <s0eft8zb6w1.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CADbSrJwB7XgJ2Wd0cpUKdwi8vDhNbJjgAw_58UbRPiyO7+OuKw@mail.gmail.com> (Allen Li's message of "Wed, 5 Aug 2020 21:59:39 +0000")

Allen Li <darkfeline@felesatra.moe> writes:

> On Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 6:16 PM David Rogers 
> <davidandrewrogers@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello
>> I've copied text from several different sources into an org
>> buffer, and now I find I have a large number of subtrees that 
>> are
>> exactly the same. All headlines are at the top level, so there 
>> are
>> no duplicates at different levels from each other - but there
>> *are* some where the headline matches but the contents don't
>> match. Is there an efficient way to delete all-but-one of the
>> exactly duplicate subtrees, but avoid deleting any whose 
>> contents
>> are different? (When the large number of exact duplicates are
>> gone, it will be easy for me to resolve the partial matches one 
>> by
>> one.)
> Maybe this will be useful to you.
> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-orgmode/2017-12/msg00626.html
> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-orgmode/2018-01/msg00000.html
> You will have to modify the code since IIRC the linked code only
> matches by heading and not body.

After reading the discussion about the code you provided, it's 
clear to me that what I need is exactly what the "naysayers" were 
pointing out - something that definitely scans the full text, and 
maybe gives notice of what's being changed. I don't have the 
ability to correctly build in those kinds of things myself.


      parent reply	other threads:[~2020-08-07  1:08 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-05 18:15 Delete duplicate subtrees? David Rogers
2020-08-05 21:59 ` Allen Li
2020-08-06  8:20   ` David Rogers
2020-08-07  1:07   ` David Rogers [this message]

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