advice system lets you modify the code running Emacs in a simple way. For example, if you wanted to change one line in a package you use to do something different or fix a bug before the maintainers release a new version, you can “advise” code to do what you want.
Here’s a recent example from my
init.el that wraps a function to fix a bug in my setup:
;; ox-hugo doesn't set the `relref` path correctly so we need to ;; tell it how to do it (defun my/org-id-path-fix (strlist) (file-name-nondirectory strlist)) (advice-add 'org-export-resolve-id-link :filter-return #'my/org-id-path-fix)
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