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org-edit-special and editing code in org mode

One of the new funny things I found in emacs is org-edit-special.

I keep my config files on GitHub in an org mode file.

Since I am in an org mode the snippets and indentation and all the stuff are from org mode major mode which is a pain in the ass. For that purpose: org-edit-special to the rescue!

If we have an org mode file like the following:

* Homebrew

I'll add homebrewe'd emacs packages to load path

#+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
(let ((default-directory "/usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp/"))

You can place the cursor inside the BEGIN-END block and press C-c ' to invoke org-edit-special. Then you will open a new window where you can edit the code in the proper major mode with all your awesome customizations and snippets in place.

Happy coding!