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With the file ~/tasks/theta.org

* DONE Implement this.
CLOSED: [2023-01-16 Mon 17:58]
:LOGBOOK:
- State "DONE"       from "TODO"       [2023-01-16 Mon 17:58]
:END:
* TODO Implement that.

and the .emacs file (using this suggested abbreviation):

(setq org-todo-keywords
      '((sequence "TODO(t)" "WAIT(w@/!)" "|" "DONE(d!)" "CANCELED(c@)")))
(setq org-log-done t)
(setq org-log-into-drawer t)
(global-set-key (kbd "C-c a") #'org-agenda)
(setq org-agenda-files '("~/tasks/theta.org"))

I am logging the date when a task switched to DONE (hence the CLOSED and the "drawer" lines).

When I launch M-x org-agenda followed by n (or C-c a n using the key mapping in the .emacs above), I only see the TODO items.

Week-agenda (W03):
Monday     16 January 2023 W03
Tuesday    17 January 2023
Wednesday  18 January 2023
Thursday   19 January 2023
Friday     20 January 2023
Saturday   21 January 2023
Sunday     22 January 2023

================================================================================
Global list of TODO items of type: ALL
  theta:      TODO Implement that.

I don't just want the DONE items to vanish from the agenda. I would like some continuity in the agenda display following transition from TODO to DONE.

How can I display (last week's) DONE tasks in the global list of items?

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  • What does C-c a n do? It is undefined in general. You have probably defined it in your org-agenda-custom-commands. Add the value of that variable (or at least the n part of it) to your question.
    – NickD
    Jan 17, 2023 at 6:02
  • @NickD I did indeed map, as is customary, C-c a to org-agenda. This is in the .emacs in the question (the question is self-contained). The additional n is just one of the (main) suffixes to the C-c a prelude.
    – Sam7919
    Jan 17, 2023 at 14:26
  • @NickD Thanks. I clarified the question.
    – Sam7919
    Jan 17, 2023 at 14:30
  • When I do C-c a which I too have bound to org-agenda, there is no n option after that for me. That's why I asked for clarification (which you still have not provided). How is it defined in your case? I surmised that you have customized org-agenda-custom-commands to define that. Please add the value of that variable to your question.
    – NickD
    Jan 17, 2023 at 15:13
  • @NickD That's odd. Can you do C-h k C-c a and look at the resulting page? There are many sequel commands (t, T, m, ..., C), but the very first one (at least for org-version` 9.5.5) is a.
    – Sam7919
    Jan 17, 2023 at 15:19

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