In my configuration, I have:

(setq org-log-done 'time)

However, for one particular subtree, I want to suppress this behavior. So, closing any items here will not record a time.

Can this be done by setting some property for the heading? Or any other method?

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This can be done by setting the local property LOGGING to nil (usually by pressing C-c C-x p):

* No logging section
  :LOGGING:  nil
** DONE A task

See Tracking TODO stage changes in the manual.

  • Thanks. That was perfect.
    – deshmukh
    Commented Feb 8, 2021 at 3:51

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