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Re: [O] anyway to create link to a line number in a file

From: Nick Dokos
Subject: Re: [O] anyway to create link to a line number in a file
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2012 12:31:27 -0500

Not To Miss <address@hidden> wrote:

> I looked that section carefully and the whole manual briefly. I
> haven't found anything yet. That's why I am asking on the mailing list
> to see if anyone has some workaround.
> On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 9:03 AM, Sean O'Halpin <address@hidden> wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 4:54 PM, Not To Miss <address@hidden> wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> I am reading a long text file and want to write down my notes with
> >> org-mode. I extremely would like to put the line numbers down along
> >> with my notes. Although there is a way to store a link for text search
> >> for the current line, I haven't found a way to create a link to a line
> >> number in the current buffer. Is there anyway to do that? Thanks
> >
> > Take a look at org-capture: http://orgmode.org/manual/Capture.html

*Following* a link with a line number is no problem: org does that out
of the box with a link like


That is actually documented: (info "(org) External links")

The problem is to make sure org-store-link will actually store the line
number (along with everything else) so that then org-insert-link can
insert the link in the proper format. I don't think there is a function
to do that out of the box for line numbers, but you can easily (for some
value of "easily") write your own. Look in

(info "(org)Adding hyperlink types")

for some hints. Briefly, you write a function that checks whether it
wants to deal with the link or not, and you add it to
org-store-link-functions. I don't have the time to try it out right now,
but I believe this should work for what you want.


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