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Re: [O] Easy entry of date ranges

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: [O] Easy entry of date ranges
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:33:21 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.130014 (Ma Gnus v0.14) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eric S Fraga <address@hidden> writes:

> 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>

Oh man, I should have known not to second-guess Org. Thank you so much
for this tip!

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