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Copyright (C) 2013 Thorsten Jolitz

Author: Thorsten Jolitz

Keywords: org-mode, outline, visibility, overlays

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org-hlc.el implements hidden-lines-cookies for Org-mode

hidden-lines-cookies (hlc) are small cookies at the end of each folded (and visible) headline in an Org-mode buffer that show the number of hidden lines before the next visible headline.

hidden-lines-cookies can be handled with three user commands: org-hlc-show-hidden-lines-cookies, org-hlc-hide-hidden-lines-cookies, and the convenience command org-hlc-toggle-hidden-lines-cookies that toggles between the two other commands conditional on the last one executed.

The appearance of the cookies can be customized by changing the values of four customizable variables: org-hlc-hidden-lines-cookie-left-delimiter (with default value "["), org-hlc-hidden-lines-cookie-right-delimiter (with default value "]"), org-hlc-hidden-lines-cookie-left-signal-char (with default value "#") and org-hlc-hidden-lines-cookie-right-signal-char (with default value "").

Thus an exemplary folded headline with 165 hidden lines before the next visible headline might look like this when hidden-lines-cookies are shown:

,----------------- | *** Headline [#165] `-----------------

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