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Re: [O] Sort by Inactive Timestamp

From: John Hendy
Subject: Re: [O] Sort by Inactive Timestamp
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2012 10:41:30 -0600

On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 4:13 PM, Jeff Mickey <address@hidden> wrote:
Hey Org mailing list!

So, I have been using org for years (2006?) now, absolutely adore it.
The generic org-export in contrib really excites me as well, I want to
try and write an org-e-mediawiki.el after I learn some more about
org's implementation.

However.. my current issue: I'd like to sort my todo's by when I
entered them. So in my capture template I put an inactive timestamp at
the bottom, so my headlines look something like:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
* Todo
** TODO call mom
- Ask about christmas
- Talk about Dad
- See if she bought a dog

   [2012-12-05 Wed 16:36]
** TODO Yet another thing
   [2012-12-05 Wed 16:37]
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

I'd love to have a way to bring up the agenda and have it sorted by
this ctime I'm manually inserting. Do people have suggestions on the
best way to support this?

Two thoughts:

1) I recently requested a feature addition like this for sparse trees and Bastian quickly and awesomely added it:

I wonder if something similar could be added to agenda to allow for what you want?

2) On that note, have you looked at the agenda log mode? It seems that it's nearly got what you're looking for, except at the moment it only allows for things with inactive time stamps that are todo state changes, clocked, or have been marked done.

Perhaps log mode could have a "journal" mode in which all time stamped items are extracted?

I'm thinking someone will have to add a tweak to current functionality. There's a bit I found when googling that org-mode can sort by timestamps -- I'm assuming this means to rearrange actual headlines in the file, which is probably not what you want. Perhaps the build in sorting combined with the above could get you the view you're looking for.

Best regards,

Maybe add a property to my TODOs that is this creation time?
Has anyone else done something similar to this using

... is this the wrong place to ask this question?

I appreciate any and all help!

  //  jeff

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