Ledger giving unknown account/commodity warnings

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Oliver Hardy

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Jun 19, 2022, 9:28:55 AMJun 19
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I am running emacs 28.1 and have upgraded to the most recent ledger-mode-20220617.1148.
I have changed nothing on my system (OpenBSD-current) but this morning, after entering several items in ledger, check-buffer came back with:

Warning: "/home/slaurel/ledger.dat", line 5177: Unknown account 'Income:SocSecurity'
Warning: "/home/slaurel/ledger.dat", line 5180: Unknown commodity '$'
Warning: "/home/slaurel/ledger.dat", line 5181: Unknown account 'Liabilities:Apple Pay'
Warning: "/home/slaurel/ledger.dat", line 5184: Unknown account 'Expenses:Food:Dining'
Warning: "/home/slaurel/ledger.dat", line 5184: Unknown commodity '$'
Warning: "/home/slaurel/ledger.dat", line 5185: Unknown account 'Expenses:Cash'

In my ~/.profile I have the lines:
export LEDGER_FILE=$HOME/Accounts.dat
export LEDGER_FILE=$HOME/ledger.dat

As I said have changed nothing and have no idea why I am suddenly getting these errors or where to look for a solution.

Any advice is appreciated.




Felipe Mica

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Jun 19, 2022, 10:33:23 AMJun 19
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Yuri Khan

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Jun 19, 2022, 11:12:54 AMJun 19
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On Sun, 19 Jun 2022 at 20:28, Oliver Hardy <ohar...@gmail.com> wrote:

> In my ~/.profile I have the lines:
> export LEDGER_FILE=$HOME/Accounts.dat
> export LEDGER_FILE=$HOME/ledger.dat

This does not make much sense. You’re setting an environment variable
to point at one file, then reassign it to point at a different file.
Only the latter assignment takes effect.

Oliver Hardy

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Jun 19, 2022, 11:41:17 AMJun 19
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I commented out the:
export LEDGER_FILE=$HOME/ledger.dat
in my ~/.profile and the errors have disappeared and everything appears to be working correctly.
What I don't understand is that I have had those 2 lines in ~/.profile ever since I started using ledger
over a year ago with no problem.

In any case, thanks for your assistance.
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