Today I started experimenting with Babel, part of org-mode that enables execution of code defined inside your org file. It’s great, although it’s taking me a little effort to get use to it.
Well, as with any mechanism that executes arbitrary code in your machine, it’s a security risk, so by default, org-mode ask you prompts you for confirmation before executing any block of code. Well, what if you are writing the org file and the code can be considered trustworthy, but you are asked every. single. time. whether it’s OK or not to execute that file? As I found in Irreal’s blog post, doing that is as easy as putting
# -*- org-confirm-babel-evaluate: nil -*-
at the beginning of your org-file. In retrospective, it’s the obvious solution. I always forget file vars.