Asynchronous src_block execution for org-babel
Emacs Lisp Makefile

Build Status MELPA

ob-async enables asynchronous execution of org-babel src blocks, like this:

Demo of async sh execution

ob-async isn't tied to src blocks in a specific org-babel language. Simply add the keyword :async to the header-args of any org-babel src block and invoke ob-async-org-babel-execute-src-block.


ob-async is available in MELPA. If you'd rather install from source, make sure ob-async.el is on your load-path, like this.

(add-to-list 'load-path "$PATH_TO_OB_ASYNC_ROOT_DIR")

Require the package and install ob-async-org-babel-execute-src-block as a ctrl-c ctrl-c hook. Now ob-async will handle any source block which includes :async in its header-args.

(require 'ob-async)
(add-to-list 'org-ctrl-c-ctrl-c-hook 'ob-async-org-babel-execute-src-block)


Cask manages dependencies and runs tests. Once Cask is installed, you can make test.


First, go through the troubleshooting checklist, It's an org-mode file in this repository that's designed to diagnose issues with ob-async. If that doesn't solve your problem, include a copy of the entire file (which will include your #+RESULTS blocks) in a Github issue.