I am editing an old text file that has each entry preceded by a date = 11/23/1983. I would like to reformat this date to a org timestamp. Using the various methods specified in the documentation is very cumbersome when the year is far removed from the current date.
I tried creating a date then editing it using the method described in the documentation pasted below.
‘S- (org-timestamp-up)’ ‘S- (org-timestamp-down-down)’ Change the item under the cursor in a timestamp. The cursor can be on a year, month, day, hour or minute. ....
I can not get this method to work. I created a timestamp using the current date and then tried to edit as specified above. I can not put the cursor on the year, it is limited to the month field and will not allow me to put the cursor on any other field.
So what is the best way to enter a timestamp for say 11/23/1983? There are many edits to be made so I need a simple and quick method.
Oh, I also tried just typing the date like 11/23/1983 and putting brackets around it [12/23/1983] hoping it would accept that as a timestamp but that hack failed.
Any suggestions/guidance appreciated.