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Re: [O] Agenda view: ignoring everything that is DONE

From: John Hendy
Subject: Re: [O] Agenda view: ignoring everything that is DONE
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 10:54:21 -0500

On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 10:45 AM, Chris Wallace
<address@hidden> wrote:
> On 10/10/11 14:52, Jason Dunsmore wrote:
>> Chris Wallace<address@hidden>  writes:
>>> I want to include in my agenda only things that are TODO, or are
>>> scheduled and not marked DONE, or have a deadline and are not marked
>>> DONE.  This is how agenda worked a year ago before I went on maternity
>>> leave, and now something has changed and I am seeing lots of DONE
>>> tasks which had a deadline -780 days ago.
>>> I have tried removing all org customisations relating to the agenda
>>> and todo list, and have read the agenda part of the manual, but I
>>> can't get this to work.
>> You can use:
>> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
>> (setq org-agenda-skip-scheduled-if-done t)
>> (setq org-agenda-skip-deadline-if-done t)
>> (setq org-agenda-skip-timestamp-if-done t)
>> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
> Jason,
> thank you for the quick reply.  I do have those variables set.  I have now
> commented one by one every line in my org setup and customisation and found
> that the problem only occurs when customize includes the line:
> '(org-todo-keywords (quote ((sequence "TODO" "DONE" "|" "CANCELLED"))))

I think you need "DONE" on the other side of the pipe for your desired
action to work properly.

,--- http://orgmode.org/manual/Workflow-states.html). ---
| The vertical bar separates the TODO keywords (states that need action)
| from the DONE states (which need no further action).


> This I set from within customize-variable, and appears to follow the
> description given for that variable.  Perhaps it is clashing with something
> else, I will keep searching, but if you know of anything else that is
> possibly responsible I would be grateful.
> Chris.
>> This is in the FAQ:
>> http://orgmode.org/worg/org-faq.html#removing-done-items-from-agenda
>> Regards,
>> Jason

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