Org-roam is “A plain-text personal knowledge management system” using Emacs and Org-mode and I put nearly all my notes in there. While it’s easy to find notes in org-roam based on filename, there’s no obvious way to search the contents of notes. Weird, right?
I could use the default
projectile search, but my org-roam files live within my main ~/org directory, so the results are littered with all my other org documents. I’d prefer to only search in
I use a simple lisp function to help with this. It uses
(defun jab/search-roam ()
"Run consult-ripgrep on the org roam directory"
(consult-ripgrep org-roam-directory nil))
I added a keybinding for it to my other org-roam bindings:
"C-c n f" 'org-roam-node-find
"C-c n i" 'org-roam-node-insert
"C-c n t" 'org-roam-dailies-goto-today
"C-c n d" 'org-roam-dailies-capture-today
"C-c n c" 'org-roam-capture
"C-c n s" 'jab/search-roam ;; <-- my new keybinding
"C-c n l" 'org-roam-buffer-toggle)
Now, with a quick
C-s n s I can search my org-roam files using the blazingly fast ripgrep .
If there’s a better way to do this, I’m all ears.