It's interesting that you are unable to reproduce the result. I have Emacs 26.3 (9.0) on macOS Mojave 10.14.6. I have reproduced it with `emacs -q`, so the problem is not my init file. Then I don't know what the culprit is and am curious and available to try things to find it.
Miguel On Thu, 09 Jan 2020 at 16:40 WET, Nicolas Goaziou wrote: > Hello, > > Miguel Morin <blind....@cantab.net> writes: > >> I put "refiling" in the title as that is the moment when things go awry, so >> I noticed it when I refiled items. >> >> I updated Org to 9.3.1 and confirm that the bug is still present. Because I >> got some compatibility problems, I tested it with `emacs -q`, in which I >> didn't have email, and then drafted the email after reverting to the >> built-in 9.1.9. >> >> Below is the relevant part to reproduce the bug. What do you mean by >> ECM? Error Correction Mode? Engineering Change Management? > > Complete Minimal Example, using French wording order, which is more or > less what you did provide. > >> Start a file at `~/test.org` with: >> >> ``` >> * heading 1 >> >> * heading 2 >> >> * heading 3 >> ``` >> >> Set this capture template: >> >> ``` >> (setq org-capture-templates >> '(("t" "Todo" entry (file+headline "~/test.org" "heading 1") >> "* TODO %?\n"))) >> ``` >> >> add a capture item, delete newlines from the end of the org-capture buffer, >> and refile to "heading 3". The heading next to the refiled item is gobbled >> and both the org-capture item and the gobbled "heading 2" move to "heading >> 3". >> >> [![Empty lines method, step 1 - create an org-capture item]] >> >> [![Empty lines method, step 2 - delete lines from end of org-capture >> buffer]] >> >> [![Empty lines method, step 3 - refile]] >> >> : https://i.stack.imgur.com/6cUlo.png >> : https://i.stack.imgur.com/GPwg8.png >> : https://i.stack.imgur.com/tzAJI.png > > FWIW, I cannot reproduce it with your recipe. Maybe someone else could. > > Regards,