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Re: [Orgmode] Show parent PROJECTS for an item

From: Matthew Lundin
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Show parent PROJECTS for an item
Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 21:07:49 -0500
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Eraldo Helal <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 23:25, Matthew Lundin <address@hidden> wrote:
>     Why not use categories for this? You could define a category for
>     each
>     project:
>     --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
>     ** Some Project
>       :PROPERTIES:
>       :CATEGORY: special project
>       :END:
>     *** TODO Testing
>     --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
>     Would show up in the agenda as:
>     --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
>      special project:TODO Testing
>     --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
> Sounds line a good idea, but:...
> Doubts:
> 1. I would have to set that prop for each project headline. // a lot of
> work

More work than adding the project name to each todo by hand, as your
original post proposed?

> 2. It is prone to "errors" > renaming the project does not rename the
> context, etc.

In my opinion, the easiest way to figure out which project a TODO
belongs to is to use follow mode in the agenda. That way you can see the
original context (i.e., project) to which a todo belongs.

- Matt

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