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Re: [O] excluding whole trees on export when subtrees have "select" tags
Eric S Fraga
Re: [O] excluding whole trees on export when subtrees have "select" tags present
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:26:51 +0000
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)
On Tuesday, 10 Jan 2017 at 14:27, John Kitchin wrote:
> This does not sound right to me.
> This org file:
> #+BEGIN_SRC org
> ,#+select_tags: wanted
> ,#+exclude_tags: notwanted
> ,* headline :notwanted:
> some text
> ,** subhead 1
> ,** subhead2 :wanted:
> more text
> should not have any thing to export.
Yes, and it works. However, if I don't explicitly specify "notwanted"
as excluded, the whole file is exported. I guess I don't understand the
meaning of "select_tags": I would like this to specify those trees to be
exported only if the given tags are present. I would expect the
behaviour to be the same whether I specify excluded tags or not when
selected tags are given, other than exclusion of subtrees within
But I guess my understanding is completely wrong. And re-reading the
documentation doesn't make things clearer for me. There seems to be a
gap between selected and excluded tags which is, to me, ambiguous. If
nothing is specified for either, the documentation implies default
values (:export: and :noexport: respectively). However, the behaviour
is not consistent with this as, if I do not specify any selected or
excluded tags, the default behaviour is to export everything.
I guess I could look at the code to see what the underlying logic really
is. For another day, when I have some time -- it's start of term and
I'm doing the headless chicken impression getting material ready for the
Anyway, with the proper combination of both select and exclude tags, I
have managed to get what I want.
: Eric S Fraga (0xFFFCF67D), Emacs 184.108.40.206, Org release_9.0.2-104-gf5b7de
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