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From: Christopher Witte <chris@witte.net.au>
To: Sagar Shankar <sagar@scubed.in>
Cc: Org Mode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Requesting some help with scheduled repeated tasks
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:19:47 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAALnB3GJ4coL3bPRheMqJwxCWGZShquh76=mu7tKNbRbNk9p_A@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAAP45exRXUD6+hUy1=dFd=DgxnR1d9Jkb2Bvtf8OSYma-7qjxA@mail.gmail.com>

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Hi Sagar,

I think you either want a repeating task see

or to use org-clone-subtree-with-time-shift see

I think repeated tasks repeat for ever, so from your description
org-clone-subtree-with-time-shift might be better.

I hope that helps,

On 26 January 2015 at 14:13, Sagar Shankar <sagar@scubed.in> wrote:

> Hi all, been using Org-Mode for just over a month now and have stumbled
> into something that I cannot still figure out how to implement.
> I want to set aside a fixed amount of time each day (say 2 hours) at a
> specific time(18-00-20:00 say) to work on a specific task. I want this task
> to repeat for 7 days and for state changes (from TODO to DONE) to be
> tracked for those 7 days. The latter while ideal, is also optional, as in a
> base case, I'd be happy to just get the task automatically marked TODO 7
> times in my Agenda till the 7 days are over.
> Right now, I've tried using the following syntax:
> ** TODO Work on XYZ
>    SCHEDULED: <2015-01-21 Wed 20:30-21:30>-- <2015-01-28 Wed 20:30-21:30>
> When I mark this as complete for today, all the other occurrences are also
> marked as DONE, which I do not want. Another confusing factor is that
> instead of counting 7 occurrences of this task, Org counts it as 8 (which
> is another thing I'd love to get explained)
> I know tracking repeated tasks is best suited for Org-Habits but I cannot
> find anywhere in the documentation for that module, a parameter that allows
> me to track habits for only 7 times or 8 times say, and for that habit to
> be inserted into the agenda at a specific time only.
> Would really appreciate some advice!
> Thanks for your time,
> Sagar

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  reply	other threads:[~2015-01-26 13:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-01-26 13:13 Requesting some help with scheduled repeated tasks Sagar Shankar
2015-01-26 13:19 ` Christopher Witte [this message]
2015-01-27  5:56   ` Sagar Shankar
2015-01-27  6:09     ` Andreas Leha
2015-01-27 10:25     ` Samuel Loury
2015-01-26 15:59 ` Loris Bennett

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