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Re: [O] How exactly does "C-c ." work in an existing timestamp?

From: Nick Dokos
Subject: Re: [O] How exactly does "C-c ." work in an existing timestamp?
Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2016 10:14:44 -0500
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Jarmo Hurri <address@hidden> writes:

> Greetings.
> Consider the following org file
> # ----------------------------------
> * testing
>   <2016-01-07 Thu 15:00-16:15>
> # ----------------------------------
> When I move my cursor inside the timestamp and press "C-c .", control
> jumps to a minibuffer in the echo area. But when I try, in the echo
> area, to modify the date in the timestamp, it gets a bit weird to me.
> 1. If I try to use the method specified in the documentation to bump the
>    date one day forward by typing +1d, nothing sensible happens. It
>    doesn't matter if I type "+1d" directly, or " +1d" with a leading
>    space.

That's relative to *today*, not relative to the existing timestamp.
+1d changes it to tomorrow. Does that not work for you?

> 2. If I type " 8" (note leading space), the date will move to the 8th,
>    that is, forward by one day. But a leading space is required.

Not here - with or without space, it changes it to next Friday

> 3. If I move my cursor on top of the current date, still in the echo
>    area, the start time of the meeting and the duration start jumping
>    forward in the echo area. Please find attached a screenshot of what
>    the situation looks like. (This at least looks like a bug, or a
>    "feature.")

Yes, that's weird - not sure what causes this.


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