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Re: [Orgmode] Obliterating schedule/deadline repeaters

From: Carsten Dominik
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Obliterating schedule/deadline repeaters
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 18:16:20 +0200

Hi Greg,

due to the way this is coded, it is not easy to fix it in a way that the repeater is kept.  Also, I think it is good if the user does such changes by hand, to be sure he/she notices that the repeating process not be correct after such a change.  So I am going with your proposal to issue a warning if org-schedule or org-deadline is called in an entry that has a repeater.

Personally, I normally would not change the scheduling time stamp at all in this case, but just add an extra timestamp for saturday to this entry.


- Carsten

On Jun 14, 2008, at 2:24 AM, Greg Novak wrote:

On the whole I'm happily using org-mode.  One thing that I'm unhappy
with is that when I'm looking at the agenda and decide to reschedule a
task that has a repeater, the repeater is obliterated.  That is, if
the task is:

* TODO Oil change
 SCHEDULED <2008-6-1 +3m>

and I think to myself "I'll do that on Saturday, not on Tuesday" then
hit C-c C-s and put in the new date, the repeater is obliterated.
Ideally, the repeater would just be preserved as-is.  Almost as good
is if there's some clue in the minibuffer that the task has a repeater
and I should remember to include it in the new date.  As it stands, I
have this in my .emacs file to prevent manual changes to tasks with
repeaters---in that case I just look at the org file and change the
schedule date manually:

(defadvice org-schedule
 (around gsn/org-prevent-rescheduling-repeated-tasks activate)
 "If the current task has a repeater, prevent rescheduling it to
avoid obliterating the repeater."
 (if (org-get-repeat)
     (message "*** Can't reschedule this task without obliterating
repeater ***")

I'm writing the list to see if there's a way to do this and I was just
dumb when I read the manual.  If not, I guess this is a feature
request.  I'm using v 6.04c.


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