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* Archiving drawers?
@ 2012-08-24 12:19 Loris Bennett
  2012-08-24 12:34 ` Bastien
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 6+ messages in thread
From: Loris Bennett @ 2012-08-24 12:19 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: emacs-orgmode

Hi,

I have a small number of tasks that I clock into daily.  I have already
manually split off the older log entries into a separate draw called
OLDLOGS.  However, I was wondering whether there is a way of archiving
these log entries while preserving the heading itself in the original
org file.

Cheers,

Loris 

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* Re: Archiving drawers?
  2012-08-24 12:19 Archiving drawers? Loris Bennett
@ 2012-08-24 12:34 ` Bastien
  2012-08-24 12:52   ` Loris Bennett
  2012-08-26 15:20   ` Bernt Hansen
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 6+ messages in thread
From: Bastien @ 2012-08-24 12:34 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Loris Bennett; +Cc: emacs-orgmode

Hi Loris,

"Loris Bennett" <loris.bennett@fu-berlin.de> writes:

> I have a small number of tasks that I clock into daily.  I have already
> manually split off the older log entries into a separate draw called
> OLDLOGS.  However, I was wondering whether there is a way of archiving
> these log entries while preserving the heading itself in the original
> org file.

The question is: _where_ to archive those log entries?

The best idea I can think of is another drawer, like you did.
As for automating this a bit, a nice Elisp exercise :)

-- 
 Bastien

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* Re: Archiving drawers?
  2012-08-24 12:34 ` Bastien
@ 2012-08-24 12:52   ` Loris Bennett
  2012-08-24 14:56     ` Bastien
  2012-08-26 15:20   ` Bernt Hansen
  1 sibling, 1 reply; 6+ messages in thread
From: Loris Bennett @ 2012-08-24 12:52 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: emacs-orgmode

Bastien <bzg@altern.org> writes:

> Hi Loris,
>
> "Loris Bennett" <loris.bennett@fu-berlin.de> writes:
>
>> I have a small number of tasks that I clock into daily.  I have already
>> manually split off the older log entries into a separate draw called
>> OLDLOGS.  However, I was wondering whether there is a way of archiving
>> these log entries while preserving the heading itself in the original
>> org file.
>
> The question is: _where_ to archive those log entries?
>
> The best idea I can think of is another drawer, like you did.
> As for automating this a bit, a nice Elisp exercise :)

I was thinking more along the lines of the way archiving works already,
but instead of moving the whole heading, a copy of the heading plus the
old logs would be made in the archive file, and the old logs would be
deleted from the original file, i.e.

gtd.org:

,-----------------------------------------------------------------
| * Make tea
|   :LOGBOOK:
|   CLOCK: [2012-08-24 Fri 13:05]--[2012-08-24 Fri 13:40] =>  0:35
|   :END:
|   :OLDLOGS:
|   CLOCK: [2011-12-23 Fri 12:45]--[2011-12-23 Fri 13:16] =>  0:31
|   :END:
`-----------------------------------------------------------------
 
would become

gtd.org:

,-----------------------------------------------------------------
| * Make tea
|   :LOGBOOK:
|   CLOCK: [2012-08-24 Fri 13:05]--[2012-08-24 Fri 13:40] =>  0:35
|   :END:
`-----------------------------------------------------------------

gtd.org_archive:
  
,-----------------------------------------------------------------
| * Make tea
|   :OLDLOGS:
|   CLOCK: [2011-12-23 Fri 12:45]--[2011-12-23 Fri 13:16] =>  0:31
|   :END:
`-----------------------------------------------------------------

Loris

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* Re: Archiving drawers?
  2012-08-24 12:52   ` Loris Bennett
@ 2012-08-24 14:56     ` Bastien
  2012-08-24 19:10       ` Achim Gratz
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 6+ messages in thread
From: Bastien @ 2012-08-24 14:56 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Loris Bennett; +Cc: emacs-orgmode

Hi Loris,

"Loris Bennett" <loris.bennett@fu-berlin.de> writes:

> Bastien <bzg@altern.org> writes:
>
>> Hi Loris,
>>
>> "Loris Bennett" <loris.bennett@fu-berlin.de> writes:
>>
>>> I have a small number of tasks that I clock into daily.  I have already
>>> manually split off the older log entries into a separate draw called
>>> OLDLOGS.  However, I was wondering whether there is a way of archiving
>>> these log entries while preserving the heading itself in the original
>>> org file.
>>
>> The question is: _where_ to archive those log entries?
>>
>> The best idea I can think of is another drawer, like you did.
>> As for automating this a bit, a nice Elisp exercise :)
>
> I was thinking more along the lines of the way archiving works already,
> but instead of moving the whole heading, a copy of the heading plus the
> old logs would be made in the archive file, and the old logs would be
> deleted from the original file, i.e.

But then archiving the "* Make tea" headline would require to merge the
logs of the archived one and those of the alive one.  Quite some work.

-- 
 Bastien

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* Re: Archiving drawers?
  2012-08-24 14:56     ` Bastien
@ 2012-08-24 19:10       ` Achim Gratz
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 6+ messages in thread
From: Achim Gratz @ 2012-08-24 19:10 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: emacs-orgmode

Bastien writes:
> But then archiving the "* Make tea" headline would require to merge the
> logs of the archived one and those of the alive one.  Quite some work.

How's the merge driver for Git coming along?  Archiving to Git would be
a really welcome feature, I guess.


Regards,
Achim.
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* Re: Archiving drawers?
  2012-08-24 12:34 ` Bastien
  2012-08-24 12:52   ` Loris Bennett
@ 2012-08-26 15:20   ` Bernt Hansen
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 6+ messages in thread
From: Bernt Hansen @ 2012-08-26 15:20 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Bastien; +Cc: Loris Bennett, emacs-orgmode

Bastien <bzg@altern.org> writes:

> Hi Loris,
>
> "Loris Bennett" <loris.bennett@fu-berlin.de> writes:
>
>> I have a small number of tasks that I clock into daily.  I have already
>> manually split off the older log entries into a separate draw called
>> OLDLOGS.  However, I was wondering whether there is a way of archiving
>> these log entries while preserving the heading itself in the original
>> org file.
>
> The question is: _where_ to archive those log entries?
>
> The best idea I can think of is another drawer, like you did.
> As for automating this a bit, a nice Elisp exercise :)

When my LOGBOOK entries get too big I clone the task, remove the
repeater and mark it DONE (so I can archive the old entries and continue
with my current stuff)

For habits I keep some history so the current habit graph is correct
and for non-habits I usually (but not always) archive the clock entries
from beginning of this month and earlier.

My trigger for doing this is when I notice todo state changes take a
noticeable amount of time on the agenda.  I do this infrequently so I
haven't bothered automating it.  I do have to manually delete all of the
duplicated notes in the LOGBOOK drawer for the clone (clock lines are
removed in cloned tasks but the notes are not which feels wrong ... but
it hasn't bothered me enough to try to fix it yet.)

I'm sure there's a better way I haven't discovered yet.

Just my 2 cents.

Regards,
Bernt

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