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Code block specific header arguments

Code block specific header arguments

Header arguments are most commonly set at the ‘src’ code block level, on the #+BEGIN_SRC line. Arguments set at this level take precedence over those set in the org-babel-default-header-args variable, and also those set as header properties.

In the following example, setting results to silent makes it ignore results of the code execution. Setting :exports to code exports only the body of the ‘src’ code block to HTML or LaTeX.:

#+NAME: factorial
#+BEGIN_SRC haskell :results silent :exports code :var n=0
fac 0 = 1
fac n = n * fac (n-1)

The same header arguments in an inline ‘src’ code block:

src_haskell[:exports both]{fac 5}

Code block header arguments can span multiple lines using #+HEADER: on each line. Note that Org currently accepts the plural spelling of #+HEADER: only as a convenience for backward-compatibility. It may be removed at some point.

Multi-line header arguments on an unnamed ‘src’ code block:

#+HEADER: :var data1=1
#+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp :var data2=2
   (message "data1:%S, data2:%S" data1 data2)

: data1:1, data2:2

Multi-line header arguments on a named ‘src’ code block:

#+NAME: named-block
#+HEADER: :var data=2
#+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
  (message "data:%S" data)

#+RESULTS: named-block
  : data:2