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From: Robert Goldman <rpgoldman@sift.info>
To: Andrew Stribblehill <ads@wompom.org>
Cc: Org Mode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: "clearing" the state of an org-mode subtree
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2009 12:47:59 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <4AD0C8CF.5080106@sift.info> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1f38ae890910091643r611e0cadlbe52727c30d6b9f6@mail.gmail.com>

Andrew Stribblehill wrote:
> org-mode files are plain text. M-% to do a replacement: once you've
> entered your search term and its replacement, hit ! to replace all
> without question.

Yes, one can do this, but note that it's not entirely a no-brainer.  You
need to:

1.  clear all the check boxes and then recompute all checkbox counts in
the region.  [this isn't a simple tag replacement]

2.  replace all non-TODO keywords with TODO.  This is a replacement, but
not a simple one to do with M-%

3.  Wipe out all of the notes that were added with state changes.
Again, this can be done with a replacement command, but it's not a
trivial one.

This is one of those cases where automating a task will not pay back the
investment (at least not to me, individually), so I think I'd better
just do it by hand.

Thanks, everyone,


> 2009/10/9 Robert Goldman <rpgoldman@sift.info>:
>> I'm at about my one year anniversary using Org-mode, and I have a bit of
>> an odd question.  Last year, I made a subtree that was a project for
>> getting ready for winter (I live in Minnesota, which has harsh winters).
>> I worked my way through that list, and now I'd like to do the whole
>> thing over again.
>> So I'd like to copy the subtree (this I believe I can easily do), and
>> then clear it.  That is, I'd like to reset all the TODOs from DONE to
>> TODO, and clear all the check boxes.
>> This seems like a really odd thing to do, so there probably isn't
>> automation for it, but before I go groveling over it by hand, I thought
>> I'd ask.
>> thanks!
>> R
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  parent reply	other threads:[~2009-10-10 17:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-10-09 21:28 "clearing" the state of an org-mode subtree Robert Goldman
2009-10-09 23:43 ` Andrew Stribblehill
2009-10-10 17:23   ` Darlan Cavalcante Moreira
2009-10-10 17:47   ` Robert Goldman [this message]
2009-10-11  9:47     ` Paul Mead
2009-10-11 12:36       ` Bernt Hansen
2009-10-11 16:10         ` Robert P. Goldman
2009-10-11 16:46           ` Bernt Hansen
2009-10-11 22:21           ` Nick Dokos
2009-10-12 12:39             ` Robert Goldman
2009-10-12 12:46               ` Carsten Dominik
2009-10-11 15:11     ` Gregory J. Grubbs

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