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Re: [O] move org line to next superior level

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: [O] move org line to next superior level
Date: Thu, 29 May 2014 23:12:20 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

Thorsten Jolitz <address@hidden> writes:

> Uwe Ziegenhagen <address@hidden> writes:
> Hi,
>> is there a way to move a specific org mode item across its superior level
>> via shortcut?
>> In the following example I'd like to move the "cccc" line via shortcut
>> below
>> the 'bbbb' line.
>> * aaa
>> ** TODO cccc
>> * bbb
>> ** TODO dddd
>> As addon it would be cool to flag this moved line with e.g. "moved on
>> 2014-05-29"
>> What I trying to accomplish here is to create a kind of electronic version
>> of 43folders. When I am not able to finish a task on say Monday, I'd
>> like to
>> be able to move it (or alternatively copy it [while setting the original
>> entry's status to "postponed"]) to the next day.
> Isn't it a feature of Org-mode that tasks can be added anywhere without
> giving a thought in the agenda files, letting the agenda itself sort
> them by date? Just changing the timestamp from monday to tuesday would
> do the job in a normal workflow, making the agenda-file structuring by
> day redundant.

It's worth thinking about this point. There's a moment of freedom that
comes when you allow yourself to just dump headings into a file
willy-nilly, and *only* pick them out and examine them with the agenda.
It's a bit of a leap of faith, but I have to say it's very freeing when
you take it. 

Some files are for writing novels in, and you'll want to pore over their
every line. Other files should never be looked at. You put lines in with
org-capture, and you take lines out with org-agenda. That's all they're


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