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Re: [O] File local circular links

From: Nicolas Goaziou
Subject: Re: [O] File local circular links
Date: Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:06:03 +0200


Michael Brand <address@hidden> writes:

> I use a hack to work around a missing feature that I would like to
> call "file local circular links". It works until
> release_8.2.10-2341-g8094d01 but stops with
> release_8.2.10-2342-gcfe5bc9
>     commit cfe5bc97f8b18ccbf49d0764746c7563ce8d29da
>     Author: Nicolas Goaziou <address@hidden>
>     Date:   Mon Aug 3 01:06:32 2015 +0200
>         Fix link search
> and I would like to ask for some help to get it work again.
> File local circular links does this: C-c C-o on line 1 of the file
> -------------------------------------
> [[:file local circular link:]]
> some text
> [[:file local circular link:]]
> -------------------------------------
> moves to line 3 and C-c C-o again moves back to line 1. (It does not
> follow all links when there are more than two but this limitation is a
> different story.)
> The hack that I used so far is
> #+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
>   (defun f-org-link-exec (str)
>     (let* ((context (org-element-context))
>            (link (let ((up (org-element-property :parent context)))
>                    (if (eq (org-element-type up) 'link) up context)))
>            (avoid-pos (org-element-property :begin link)))
>       (cond
>        ;; [[<<xy>>]]: Remove the angular brackets to let `org-link-search'
>        ;; match `str' as an angular bracket link.
>        ((string-match "^<<\\(.*\\)>>$" str)
>         (let ((org-execute-file-search-functions nil))
>           (org-link-search (match-string 1 str) 'dedicated avoid-pos)))
>        ;; [[_:xy:]] (abbreviated with "#+LINK: _ file:bla.org:::") or
>        ;; [[:xy:]]: Bind `org-link-search-must-match-exact-headline' to nil
>        ;; temporarily.
>        ((string-match-p "^:.*:$" str)
>         (let ((org-execute-file-search-functions nil)
>               (org-link-search-must-match-exact-headline nil))
>           ;; The leading part may be "[[link_abbreviation" or just "[[".
>           (org-link-search (concat "\\[\\[[^:]*" (regexp-quote str) "\\]\\]")
>                            'fuzzy avoid-pos))))))
>   (add-hook 'org-execute-file-search-functions 'f-org-link-exec)
> The problematic part is the use of org-link-search which changed. In
> the above example it is called as
> #+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
>   (let ((org-execute-file-search-functions nil)
>         (org-link-search-must-match-exact-headline nil))
>     (org-link-search "\\[\\[[^:]*:file local circular link:\\]\\]"))
> and after the commit org-link-search errors with "cond: No match for
> fuzzy expression: \[\[[^:]*:file local circular link:\]\]". To me it
> looks like if support for regular expressions for fuzzy links has been
> dropped. I can not use the regexp search here because it invokes the
> org-occur sparse tree.

I don't know anything like regular expression support for fuzzy links.

> How can I deal with this?

Can't you simply do

  (org-link-search ":file local circular link:" (point))


You could also use target-links, or define a new type of link that would
trigger a search in the buffer, see `org-add-link-type'.


Nicolas Goaziou

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