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From: Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Tips on maintaining history in Org Mode
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 18:54:17 +1100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87zgzr9s7f.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <SJ0PR03MB5455949D9325AC0CF3FEC64F9B9D9@SJ0PR03MB5455.namprd03.prod.outlook.com>

David Masterson <dsmasterson92630@outlook.com> writes:

> There are many ways of maintaining history in a group of Org files:
> 1. Archive within a file
> 2. Archive to a separate (archive) file
> 3. Special TODO types for history
> 4. Special TAG types for history
> 5. etc.
> My question is, if you have meetings/phone calls as TODOs, what is the
> preferred way to handle when they move into history so that, *much*
> later, you can easily produce a list of all of the meetings/phone calls
> with dates and times of them?  The issue (I think) is, when you mark the
> TODO as DONE, you lose the info of what the TODO was originally.

A lot will depend on your requirements.

For me, my TODOs are setup so that they record a date stamp for when
they were added and whenever they change state e.g. started, done,
delegated etc.

For non-TODO items, I will often put an inactive timestamp in the
heading title.

I also make extensive use of the ability to add timestamp entries as
part of capture templates - for exmaple, my notes and even the file of
bookmakrs (RUIs) I have.

Tim Cross

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-02-26  7:58 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-02-26  6:22 Tips on maintaining history in Org Mode David Masterson
2021-02-26  7:25 ` Ihor Radchenko
2021-02-26 22:51   ` David Masterson
2021-02-27  6:28     ` Ihor Radchenko
2021-03-01  5:45       ` David Masterson
2021-02-26  7:54 ` Tim Cross [this message]
2021-02-26 22:55   ` David Masterson
2021-02-26 22:59     ` Tim Cross
2021-02-27  3:17       ` David Masterson
2021-02-27  4:21         ` Samuel Wales
2021-02-27  6:38           ` Ihor Radchenko
2021-02-26  9:37 ` Eric S Fraga
2021-02-26 23:00   ` David Masterson
2021-02-26 19:24 ` TRS-80
2021-02-26 21:34 ` Samuel Wales
2021-02-27  6:42   ` Ihor Radchenko
2021-02-28 22:13     ` Samuel Wales
2021-03-01  3:42       ` Ihor Radchenko

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