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[Orgmode] Re: Organize Your Life In Plain Text!

From: Bernt Hansen
Subject: [Orgmode] Re: Organize Your Life In Plain Text!
Date: Thu, 07 May 2009 23:04:11 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.2 (gnu/linux)

Memnon Anon <address@hidden> writes:

> Okay, here is another question for all the clocking junkies out there ;).
> Is there a way to clock two items at the same time?
> This may sound stupid, 'who can do two things at the same time?' 
> but please let me explain.
> Whoever clocks items, wants to keep control of what he/she does. 
> If e.g. someone loves to listen to audio books and does this in several 
> different contexts: Driving a car, at home etc. One could solve this by tags,
> e.g 
> * Listening to audiobook
> ** ONGOING Listening to audiobook       :car:
> ** ONGOING Listening to audiobook       :home:
> ...
> and clock whatever may be right in each case. 
> But, I guess, it would be easier/more flexible to clock items and locations
> seperately. I can have several items STARTED and SCHEDULED at the same
> time, but can I clock them at the same time?
> I am quite new to this 'clock your life' idea, so sorry if I am over
> enthusiastic ;).

Only one task can be clocked at a time using the standard org-mode
clocking functions.  If you clock in a task any existing clocked task is
closed first.

ie. clock taskA, switch to taskB, clock in taskB (stops the clock for

In your example above the clock times for the subtasks are totalled to
give the total time for the parent task when you do C-c C-x C-d or
generate a clock report.


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