Emacs, scripting and anything text oriented.

Narrowing the Author column in Magit

The Org and Worg git repos can be committed to only via ssh protocol (and not https), and for technical reasons, I cannot commit to those repos via ssh from my primary development machine. So I ended up with a flow that involves pushing commits to those repos using my Nexus 6p phone.

Magit is how I git, and I love to primarily work from the ∗magit-log∗ buffer (M-x magit-status, l b). But the default column widths were not optimal on a Nexus 6p 5.7" screen. And that’s what inspired this tweak, which looks great on a regular desktop monitor too.

Building Org Development version

Update (2018/01/03)

Update the Org repo links as per the announcement on Org mailing list on <2017-12-28 Thu>.


I am assuming that you already know what Org or org-mode is and that’s why you are here.

You would want to build Org from its development branch (master branch) to get the latest and greatest goodies plus bug fixes! Go through the ORG-NEWS file to read about the new features.

If you like what you see there, here are the steps for installing the development version of Org.

A Better Less?

I use emacs – with a server1 and client setup – so that I can quickly open new files in it using emacsclient. My typical setup is to have xterm + tmux on one monitor and a single emacs(client) frame on another. But there are times when I do not want to shift focus from one monitor to another, like when I just need to review some log file. So I started using an alias to emacs -nw -Q to quickly open log files, review, filter, and C-x C-c.

Of course, that’s not where this post ends. An alias was no longer adequate to do what I wanted it to do more ..

Installing bleeding edge Hugo + Goorgeous

Update (2017/06/16)

Updated the github source references as per the changes in hugo v0.231. Also made the shell script ShellCheck-passing! ๐Ÿ™Œ ยง


You already got go installed, and that’s why are you reading it.

         If not – Go! Install it!

So.. now that you have go installed, why settle for the release version of hugo! You are reading this blog post generated using the bleeding edge of hugo2.

In addition, Hugo v0.19 onwards supports the org-mode syntax3, which is so much more awesome than markdown, especially if you are using emacs.

This post is about how you can install the latest versions of hugo and the go package that adds the org-mode support – goorgeous.