I do not know if you can do that. I would do something like this.

(defun insert-foo-link (path)
 (interactive "sfoo path: ")
 (insert (format "[[foo:%s][%s]]" path path)))
Daniele Nicolodi writes:

> On 10/13/16 8:14 AM, John Kitchin wrote:
>> In org8, this is not that easy to do, but not impossible.
>> Why do not you want to use [[foo:bar][bar]]?
> Hi John,
> I'm fine using [[foo:bar][bar]], but it is much longer to type.
> Slightly changing my question: there is a way to instruct
> org-insert-link to derive a default value for the description from the
> path?  I had a look at the code, and it does not seem so.
> Thanks!
> Cheers,
> Daniele
>> Daniele Nicolodi writes:
>>> Hello,
>>> I would like to add a new link type to org-mode.  Following the example
>>> in the manual it is a very easy task.  However I would like to customize
>>> how the link is visualized, specifically I would like a link like
>>> "[[foo:bar]]" to be visualized simply as "bar" where the protocol type
>>> has been hidden (same effect I would obtain with a link in the form
>>> "[[foo:bar][bar]]".
>>> Is it possible to hook somehow into org-mode to have that transformation
>>> done, or there is an easy way to accomplish that?
>>> Thank you!
>>> Cheers,
>>> Daniele

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