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[Orgmode] Re: Repeating tasks in an interval

From: Matt Lundin
Subject: [Orgmode] Re: Repeating tasks in an interval
Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2010 08:44:46 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.92 (gnu/linux)

Eric S Fraga <address@hidden> writes:

> At Wed, 3 Feb 2010 05:02:51 +0000 (UTC),
> Robert P. Goldman wrote:
>> Is there some way to specify a repeating task over an interval?  That is a 
>> task
>> that is done, for example, every month, over a finite period?
>> Here's an example that I tried:
>> DEADLINE: <2009-12-01 Tue +1m>--<2009-11-01 Sun>
>> But this one doesn't work --- the tasks keep appearing after November ended.
>> Is this possible?  Do I just have the wrong syntax?  Or must I do this with 
>> C-c
>> C-x c (cloning)?
> You can use sexp diary constructs for this: see the Timestamps section
> in the org manual, specifically the DIARY-STYLE SEXP ENTRIES heading.

One word of clarification: diary sexp entries behave as timestamps, not
as deadlines.

Cloning an item is probably your best option here.

Another possibility is simply to remove the deadline line with C-u C-c C-d
after you no longer require the item.


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