I have a few tasks in my agenda that I'd like to complete every day, e.g. SCHEDULED: <2016-04-04 Mon 16:30 +1d>.

Obviously I like to see them in the daily agenda, and that works fine. Here's what I'm using:

(setq org-agenda-custom-commands
        ;; ...
        ("d" "Daily Action List"
             ((agenda ""
                      ((org-agenda-ndays 1)
                        (quote ((agenda time-up priority-down tag-up))))
                       (org-deadline-warning-days 0)))))))

(defun orfu-agenda-day ()
  (org-agenda nil "d"))

However, when I switch to the weekly view (with w), the daily tasks obscure the whole thing, since each of them is now repeated 7 times.

How could I hide all tasks that have +1d in them from the weekly view? If it helps, I could tag the headings they are in with e.g. :daily: and then the problem would simplify to hiding a single tag from the weekly agenda.

1 Answer 1


Conveniently, org-mode has a function to get just the repeat out of an entry's timestamp: org-get-repeat. We just have to put that in a function appropriate for org-agenda-skip-function, that is, it should test if (org-get-repeat) is equal to "+1d" for each headline. IF it is, return the next headline, otherwise return nil to not skip.

(defun skip-daily-tasks () 
  (let ((next-headline (save-excursion (or (outline-next-heading) (point-max))))
        (headline (or (and (org-at-heading-p) (point))
                      (save-excursion (org-back-to-heading)))))
    (if (string= (org-get-repeat) "+1d")

(add-to-list 'org-agenda-custom-commands
             '("w" "Weekly"
               agenda ""
               ((org-agenda-span 'week)
                (org-agenda-skip-function 'skip-daily-tasks))
  • Thanks. It doesn't work with the default d/w switch yet, maybe I'll figure it out later.
    – abo-abo
    Apr 6, 2016 at 14:28

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