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[Orgmode] Re: Question about tracking TODO state changes and M-S-ENTER

From: Bernt Hansen
Subject: [Orgmode] Re: Question about tracking TODO state changes and M-S-ENTER
Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 09:42:19 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.2 (gnu/linux)

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Keith Swartz <address@hidden> writes:

> Carsten Dominik wrote:
>> On May 26, 2009, at 10:23 AM, Manish wrote:
>>> On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 4:45 AM, Keith Swartz wrote:
>>>> However, if I use M-S-ENTER to combine the above two steps into
>>>> one (create
>>>> a "TODO" item), it does NOT create an entry in the LOGBOOK for State
>>>> "TODO" from "" at all. Is that a bug?
>>> IMO, this is not really a state change.
>> In interesting point, and something up for discussion.
>> I personally am neter interesting in recording a time stamp when
>> first switching an item to TODO.  Furthermore, for other state
>> changes I prefer to record a note.
>> However, M-S-RET is really meant for fast adding of one or more TODO
>> entries, and being prompted for a state change note would be really
>> annoying here.
>> Up for discussion, I am willing to install a variable here....
> I can see where M-S-ENTER prompting for a status note change would be
> annoying. Personally, I don't use that feature, so I didn't think of
> that -- I'm more interested in the timestamps. Basically, I like being
> able to record /when/ something was first entered as a todo item --
> gives me a good way to see which items are the oldest.
> One thought is to record the state change, but default the status note
> to "TODO created", rather than prompting for it.
> Then again, maybe a variable is the best answer here, because sooner
> or later, somebody is going to want to change that. Normally, I'd hate
> to add more and more variables just to complicate things, but org-mode
> seems to have no shortage of them. (That's a good thing!) :)

I use org-remember for creating tasks where I want to know the created
time.  I create most of my tasks with the remember interface and it's
easy to put the date in the template with %u.

For me every log entry creates a log drawer and I wouldn't want that by
default for every new task created with M-S-RET.



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