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[Orgmode] [PATCH] Add org-clock-out-manually

From: Bernt Hansen
Subject: [Orgmode] [PATCH] Add org-clock-out-manually
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 12:32:34 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.0.95 (gnu/linux)

Hi Carsten and list,

I normally clock subtasks for a project when tracking time spent.  I've
found stopping the clock automatically when a task is marked DONE
inconvenient because it leaves holes in my clocked day.  Sometimes I
forget to clock in the next task on time (because the clock stopped and
I didn't notice) and with this patch I no longer have to fix up the
clock entries manually at the end of the day.

The following patch changes the behaviour of the clock out function so
if org-clock-out-manually is set you have to stop the clock manually
(with C-c C-o in an org-mode buffer or O on the agenda).

It's important for me to have accurate reporting of the time spent on a
project (an extra five minutes spent on SubTask A versus SubTask B
doesn't really matter but losing that 5 minutes from the project clock

Hopefully this is useful for other people too.


Subject: [PATCH] Add org-clock-out-manually

Allow the clocking task to continue when it is marked DONE.  Setting
org-clock-out-manually now controls if a task clock stops when the
task is marked DONE.  Clocking out is now a manual operation.

When clocking tasks in a project such as

** TODO Task 1
** TODO Task 2
** TODO Task 3
*** DONE SubTask A
    CLOSED: [2007-07-21 Sat 00:05]
    CLOCK: [2007-07-21 Sat 00:02]--[2007-07-21 Sat 00:09] =>  0:07
*** TODO SubTask B
    CLOCK: [2007-07-21 Sat 00:09]--[2007-07-21 Sat 00:09] =>  0:00

I often mark a task (say SubTask A) as DONE and the clock stops.  I
then think about the project for a few minutes and forget to clock in
the next task.  This leaves holes in my day which I have to manually
fix up.  I'm still working on PROJECT ALPHA during this time and want
the timing of that project to continue.

I could just clock PROJECT ALPHA and not the subtasks but it is useful
to know the time spent on the finer resolution tasks.
 org.el |   13 +++++++++++--
 1 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/org.el b/org.el
index 1fc081e..e49aead 100644
--- a/org.el
+++ b/org.el
@@ -1574,6 +1574,13 @@ When nil, no note will be taken."
   :group 'org-progress
   :type 'boolean)
+(defcustom org-clock-out-manually nil
+  "Non-nil means, the clock will continue timing the task when the current TODO
+entry is marked DONE.  Manually clocking out will stop the clock. When nil, the
+clock will stop when the current TODO entry is marked DONE."
+  :group 'org-progress
+  :type 'boolean)
 (defgroup org-priorities nil
   "Priorities in Org-mode."
   :tag "Org Priorities"
@@ -15642,7 +15649,8 @@ from the `before-change-functions' in the current 
                   'org-remove-clock-overlays 'local))))
 (defun org-clock-out-if-current ()
-  "Clock out if the current entry contains the running clock.
+  "Clock out if the current entry contains the running clock and
+org-clock-out-manually is nil.
 This is used to stop the clock after a TODO entry is marked DONE."
   (when (and (member state org-done-keywords)
             (equal (marker-buffer org-clock-marker) (current-buffer))
@@ -15654,7 +15662,8 @@ This is used to stop the clock after a TODO entry is 
marked DONE."
                                 (member 'clock-out org-log-done))
-      (org-clock-out))))
+      (unless org-clock-out-manually
+       (org-clock-out)))))
 (add-hook 'org-after-todo-state-change-hook

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