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Re: Long links

From: Trey Ethan Harris
Subject: Re: Long links
Date: Sat, 4 Jan 2020 17:35:34 -0500

If you won’t take a possible XY problem answer amiss: In general, I’ve found it much easier to use visual-line-mode than to worry about all this—in fact, I have visual-line-mode set to automatically engage in org-mode. At some point in 2016 I see from my Git history that I un-filled all my Org files (i.e., changed “paragraphs” interspersed with newlines near fill-column to a single line per paragraph no matter how long it is), so for some ten years before that I was wrapping lines and just got tired of the hassle.

And when writing longer passages of prose, I also toggle olivetti-mode on—it rewraps and centers the column of text (not centering every line, just the column) in a wide window. My olivetti-mode width is set to 70 chars, so even though my fullscreen Emacs is about 166 characters wide; if I have a single window open I get 70-char-width lines in the middle of the screen; if I have two windows open side-by-side, they each get a column margin.

In cases like this, these solutions result in long URL’s getting interrupted by backlashes in the rightmost column in display, but in the original file (and if you kill copy by region) the long URL’s are just present in their original forms.

On Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 16:58 Steven Penny <address@hidden> wrote:
On Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 11:44 AM Nicolas Goaziou wrote:
> In a recent manual, the section "Link format" starts with:
>    Org recognizes plain URIs, possibly wrapped within angle
>    brackets[fn:23], and activate them as clickable links.
> The example I gave you is an angle link.

Yes, I do see that documentation now. I also see this:

> [fn:23] Plain URIs are recognized only for a well-defined set of schemes. See
> External Links. Unlike URI syntax, they cannot contain parenthesis or white
> spaces, either. URIs within angle brackets have no such limitation.


However what is troubling is that in both of these pages:

- https://github.com/bzg/org-mode/blob/master/doc/org-guide.org
- https://github.com/bzg/org-mode/blob/master/doc/org-manual.org

not a single example is provided of this syntax. Perhaps one could be added for

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