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For a capture template I want to insert inactive dates for the upcoming week (without a prompt). In this format (no time component):

[2020-02-10 Mo]

I've figured out that I could do something like this
[%(org-read-date nil nil "Tue")] which yields [2020-02-11]. So it misses the weekday.

I also know about this method
(org-insert-time-stamp (org-read-date nil t "+1d")) but that timestamp is not inactive.

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I was close with my last try.
Reading the documentation does help :)

%(org-insert-time-stamp (org-read-date nil t "+1d") nil t)
does the trick. And you can do any date arithmetic in the string part that you would do at the interactive prompt.

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  • Hey Sebstian, what ist the "%" sign for? Apr 11, 2022 at 11:55
  • @breathe_in_breathe_out if you want to execute custom code in a capture template you have to prefix it with the %-sign. There are many possible template expansions and %(EXP) is one of them. For a detailed overview see orgmode.org/manual/Template-expansion.html
    – sebastian
    Apr 11, 2022 at 13:06

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