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Re: [org-mode] org-protocol commands are treated as filenames

From: Bastien
Subject: Re: [org-mode] org-protocol commands are treated as filenames
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 22:13:28 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130006 (Ma Gnus v0.6) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Hi Stu,

Stu White <> writes:

> (I hope that this is the right place to ask this question; if not then if
> you could point me in the right direction of where to ask it then I'd
> appreciate it.)

Org is part of Emacs, so there is nothing wrong with asking an Org
question here, of course -- but you will generally have faster answers
if you ask on the Org-mode mailing list:

> I'm trying to get org-protocol working, and I've hit a snag that I'm hoping 
> is something basic that I'm missing because I'm new to Emacs. 
> I've followed the instructions on the web
> ( However, when I
> launch Emacs with a command-line argument consisting of an org-protocol
> command then Emacs treats it as a filename rather than a command.
> For example, if I run:
> \emacs-24.2\bin\emacsclientw.exe 
> org-protocol:/store-link:/

What if you use a URL like this:



> Is there some special command that I'm missing that instructs Emacs that an
> argument should not be treated as a filename? Or is my problem more complex
> than that?

It needs to recognize the link as a link, and is just a
domain name.

> Many thanks for any guidance you can give -- I'm a little new to all
> this, and the learning curve is quite steep.

We've all been there, please let us know if the hint above solves your

All best,


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