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From: Sagar Shankar <sagar@scubed.in>
To: Christopher Witte <chris@witte.net.au>
Cc: Org Mode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Requesting some help with scheduled repeated tasks
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:26:06 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAAP45ez=CF1Rg=ztrdg_TdtOYKovLT1tj1q-YuL-vp4VAzqHSQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAALnB3GJ4coL3bPRheMqJwxCWGZShquh76=mu7tKNbRbNk9p_A@mail.gmail.com>

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Thanks Christopher, the latter option seems to accomplish what I require
though not very elegant

With Regards,

On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 6:49 PM, Christopher Witte <chris@witte.net.au>

> Hi Sagar,
> I think you either want a repeating task see
> http://orgmode.org/manual/Repeated-tasks.html
> or to use org-clone-subtree-with-time-shift see
> http://orgmode.org/manual/Structure-editing.html#Structure-editing
> I think repeated tasks repeat for ever, so from your description
> org-clone-subtree-with-time-shift might be better.
> I hope that helps,
> Chris.
> 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:[~2015-01-27  5:56 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
2015-01-27  5:56   ` Sagar Shankar [this message]
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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