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Re: [O] Including source when exporting in PDF

From: Rainer M Krug
Subject: Re: [O] Including source when exporting in PDF
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 16:28:44 +0100
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On 06/01/12 08:45, Eric Schulte wrote:
> Frozenlock <address@hidden> writes:
>> I am a strong advocate in keeping the source of everything.
>> However,  a source can easily be lost if it doesn't follow the
>> document. In LaTeX, there's a package to attach a file to a PDF
>> (like when you attach a file to an email). By doing so, the
>> source will follow the PDF even if the common reader have no clue
>> what it's for, or even how to use it.
> This sounds like a great Reproducible Research practice.
>> Here is how I attach my org source to every document I export to
>> PDF:
>> ;; Include the source file for every exported PDF (org-mode) 
>> (eval-after-load "org-exp" '(defadvice org-export-as-latex
>> (around org-export-add-source-pdf activate) "Add the source (org
>> file) to the resulting pdf file" (let ((filename (buffer-name))) 
>> ad-do-it ;do the function (let ((latex-buffer ad-return-value)) 
>> (set-buffer latex-buffer) (while (re-search-forward
>> "\\\\usepackage{.+}" nil t)); go to the end of packages (insert
>> "\n\\usepackage{attachfile2}"); the package needed to attach
>> files (when (re-search-forward "\\\\end{document}" nil t) 
>> (forward-line -1) (insert (concat "\\vfill\n" "\\footnotesize\n" 
>> "The source of this document is an Org-Mode file attached here:" 
>> "\n\\attachfile" "{" filename "}"))) (save-buffer)))))
>> This is by no mean a patch, but rather a quick hack. Perhaps
>> someone with a working knowledge of the org-export could find a
>> way to add a source option?
> I think this practice may not actually require any changes to the 
> Org-mode core.  The attached small Org-mode file will attach itself
> to pdf exports using only features already present in Org-mode.

Following this idea - how can I easily attach all files created by
tangling? Is there a programmatic way, without having to specify them



> Thanks for sharing this idea!
>> Cheers!

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