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Re: [O] Easy entry of date ranges

From: Ken Mankoff
Subject: Re: [O] Easy entry of date ranges
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:22:24 -0400

Hi Eric, Eric, Rasmus, and Nicolas,

On 2015-08-27 at 05:36, Eric S Fraga <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 at 11:46, Eric Abrahamsen wrote:
>>>> Ken Mankoff <address@hidden> writes:
>>>>> Org and the calendar make it fairly easy to enter time ranges, by
>>>>> typing "--" and then the end time or "+" and then the duration. I'd
>>>>> like to do something similar for dates, but it doesn't seem to be
>>>>> supported. Is there an easy way to enter a date range for a scheduled
>>>>> task?
> [...]
>> For a vacation, a plain timestamp is more appropriate. However! That
>> just begs the question of how to make it easier to enter a date range.
>> That's a question I don't know the answer to -- I suspect there isn't
>> any way but just hitting a couple of hyphens and then "C-c ." again. I
>> suppose Org could help by setting the default date of the end time to
>> something after the start time.
>> Eric
> Actually, org is quite smart in this respect.  if you enter a time stamp
> and then ask to enter another, org automatically inserts the -- between
> the two time stamps.  E.g. try this key sequence to get a time range
> that covers 7 days starting today:
>   C-c . RET C-c . +6 RET
> and you should get: <2015-08-27 Thu>--<2015-09-02 Wed>

Thank you all for the reminder of SCHEDULED, DEADLINE, normal and inactive 
timestamp use cases, and the information about easy-entry of inactive ranges. 
Workflow much improved!


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