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parse-time-string: doesn't accept ISO 8601 string contrary to what the documentation claim

The documentation suggests that parse-time-string can be fed ISO 8601 string, such as "1998-09-12T12:21:54-0200". However, (parse-time-string "1998-09-12T12:21:54-0200") returns (...
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Setting (setq system-time-locale “C”) in daemon ineffective

I try to set the time locale to "C" in my config via (setq system-time-locale "C"). However, when using the emacs --daemon, it is not set properly and I end up with non-english ...
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Get current time zone in IANA time zone format (a.k.a. Olson format)?

I know that current-time-zone can be called to obtain the current time zone. On my system, this returns (-25200 "PDT"). However, I would like to get the current time zone in IANA format, ...
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Calculating pace

I'm using org-mode tables to record workouts and would like to calculate the pace I achieve on runs/cycling. I've read the org spreadsheets introduction and found a thread about calculating units but ...
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How to insert the current date into a file using abbrev or similar?

I'd like to replicate something in emacs that I do in AutoHotkey all the time: type td have that string be replaced with the current date I'm trying to do this with Emacs abbrevs but I'm running ...
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How remove active date from a dynamic block using columnview

This post explains how you can setup dynamic blocks to create tables based on meeting minutes. In short, you can extract the TODOs of the minutes and put them in a table of actions like so: * ...
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Org (and org-capture) uses English for calendar dates, no matter what I do

The problem: When I use org-capture to write on my journal, it writes the month as April and the day as Friday. But everything in my system is in Portuguese, so it should be "abril" for the month, ...
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Check whether a string is a date in a specific format, e.g. “%Y-%m-%d”

I have a string and would like to check whether it contains a date in a given date format, e.g. "%Y-%m-%d", with format as for format-time-string. This is for a package and users can configure the ...
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Hide org-table rows outside certain date ranges?

Excel tables lets us show just the rows that have "July 2018" in a specific column, and hide the rest. Or to show "21st August 2017-30th August 2017, and also July 2018, and also all of 2019", and ...
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Insert an arbitrary timestamp

C-c . could insert the timestamp of the current date and C-u C-c . insert the current datetime. I find it very difficult to insert an arbitrary datetime. Operations over Calendar are invalid since ...
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Time-formatted output from org-table date- and time calculation?

I have an org-table for my timesheets. Part of it looks this: | Start | End | End - Start | | <2020-03-05 10:00> | <2020-03-05 Thu 14:30> | 0.1875 | #+...
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org-capture scheduled for next Tuesday (or Friday)

I'd like to create a capture template that automatically schedules the date for the upcoming Friday (if today is a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) or for the upcoming Tuesday (if today is a Friday, ...
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Insert inactive date with elisp function including date arithmetic

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 ...
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Apply different function to each element in list?

I have a time-stamp of a video formatted as "00:00:00,000" such that "%H:%M:%s,%3N". I am want to eventually use this timestamp as part of an in-interval-p function where I take two timestamps and a ...
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Easily update dates for a recurrent set of TODOs in org mode

Every semester I teach the same course and for every semester there are several TODOs that should, at least initially, have the same dates relative to the starting date (i.e. the first day of class). ...
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org column view with date calculations

* TODO fix this bug asap :PROPERTIES: :UPDATE: writing test cases almost there! :LASTUPDATED: 2019-11-25 :DEADLINE: 2019-11-30 :END: * TODO update that documentation :PROPERTIES: :UPDATE: updating my ...
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Sorting org files in Emacs Dired on the basis of the org time stamp in the file itself

Is there a way of sorting org files (.org) in Emacs Dired on the basis of the org time stamp in the file itself. With every org file I create, I insert an org time stamp near the top of the file. This ...
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Customising the increments in an org-mode timestamp

When I create an appointment in org-agenda I make use of timestamps. The item is created with today's date and time and I then place my cursor on the date and time respectively and use S-up or S-down ...
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How to set schedule and deadline for entires being inserted via org-capture template file?

I'm trying to leverage the power of org capture templates. There are a few tasks I know I will be scheduling on particular dates of the month. Setting their schedule and deadline in the capture ...
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Programmatic way of calculating end of week/month/year

I'm trying to build functions that help me execute frequent sparse tree queries, using org-match-sparse-tree nil "<some_query>" in my code. Some of these queries need to contain constraints ...
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How to interpret buffer-display-time values?

I am trying to use buffer-display-time var, in order to come with a solution for this question. Having a look at the documentation, I get this: buffer-display-time is a variable defined in ‘buffer.c’...
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Let org-timestamp-up/down work on non-timestamp

So in org-mode, shift-up and shift-down works on timestamps. Is there a way to let it work on arbitrary dates in the text that is not a timestamp? For example if I write The date is 2019-01-01. ...
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test if a file has been updated within the current day

As I consume a lot of drugs, I created an org-mode file that updates the status of my stock every day. It is done at the start of Emacs and it slows down significantly. As I sometimes run Emacs on a ...
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Additionally factor like 0.33 mail after enable to display time in linemode

I enabled time-show on the line-mode following the instruction of EmacsWiki: Display Time (display-time-mode 1) The single line was appended and it take effects but has side outputs Additionally ...
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Table formula for dates delta

Here my org table: | | Start date | End date | State | Duration | |---+------------------------+------------------------+-------+----------| | # | <2019-01-02 Wed 10:...
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Convert durations to start times

Problem I have some org-mode tables with a column containing the duration (or length) of musical tracks: |---+---------------------------------+-----------------------------------+----------| | # | ...
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Determining the string formats for datetime-timezone

When loading a .log file I get the message Warning (emacs): Failed to determine system timezone; consider customizing ‘datetime-timezone’ variable Going to the customization menu, the options are ...
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elisp timedelta output format

When try to print timedelta as below: #+BEGIN_SRC elisp :results output (print (time-subtract (parse-time-string "2018-10-20 08:50:36.343") (parse-time-string "2018-10-20 08:47:43.029"))) #+...
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Strategy for using Emacs as an event log?

I'd like to be able to use Emacs to track various events in my day-to-day life, such as paying a bill, going to an appointment, replacing oil, etc. The goal would be to be able to view this event in ...
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How to make implicit link target from timestamp in org-mode?

In org-mode I usually create several notes with timestamps under a headline, for example: * idea [2018-09-26 Wed 09:39] \\ General description of idea. ** idea development [2018-09-26 Wed 09:...
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How to add a time and a time interval in calc-mode?

How do I use calc to add a time interval to a moment in time (i.e., a date, or a time)? For instance, say I want to know what the time and day will be 8,000 minutes into the future? I know that t N ...
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Logbook clock entries as active/inactive time stamps in icalendar export

Is there a way to automatically have active/inactive timestamps updated in the body of the org node? My final goal is to have the clock entries included as events in icalendar export. Alternatively ...
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Twilight times in addition to sunrise/sunset?

The sunrise-sunset function from solar.el computes sunrise and sunset. I would also like to have a function that computes the end/beginning of civil twilight (center of sun 6 deg below horizon) ...
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Convert between ISO week and a normal date

How can you convert between ISO year-week-day and an elisp date that can be sent to, e.g., format-time-string? I do not want to go via a string representation. I found the following old question on ...
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How to retrieve the date under the cursor in emacs calendar as the format day.month.year like 15.07.2018

Is there a way to retrieve the date under the cursor in emacs calendar as the format day.month.year like 05.07.2018 as a clipboard content?
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What is the reason for this erratic behavior in `time-subtract`?

I am attempting to calculate some time differences in org time strings using time-subtract. (time-subtract (org-parse-time-string "2018-04-16 Mon 14:00") (org-parse-time-string "2018-...
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Convert Unix time to Org-mode timestamp

How can I convert a Unix time to an Org-mode local timestamp? For example (convert 1523473110) should return <2018-04-11 Wed 15:58:30>. I found org-timestamp--to-internal-time, but that uses "...
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How do I interconvert Calc's HMS forms and seconds?

Is there a built-in way to convert/toggle between GNU Emacs Calc's HMS forms and seconds? I'd also like to easily be able to add numbers as seconds and/or minutes to an existing HMS form.
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Convert a timestamp to local time

I have a timestamp string "2011-01-23T16:18:46-08:00" and I want to convert it to my local time zone. (format-time-string "%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S%z" (decode-time (parse-iso8601-time-string "...
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Human-readable time interval function for Elfeed

Is there some built-in or third-party function I can use for the following? The function (elfeed-entry-date entry) returns the timestamp for an RSS feed entry, e.g. 1518282912.0. I would like to ...
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Org-mode adding statistic cookie to date-tree lines in capture

In this video(timestamped to relevant section), I see this guy's org file in a date-tree with the [/] statistic cookie next to each YYYY-MM-DD headline. https://youtu.be/-2RXhPV_zgc?t=12m51s I'd ...
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Count down timer whenever file is opened

C-C C-x ; can start count down timer. But I want to start the timer whenever I open any org file. I want to set it default for 10 minute. Kindly help
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Increment days / months / dates, etc. within buffer

In a text document, while editing, I often need to increment/ decrement calendar data. So, Friday will need to become Monday, December will need to become March, etc. Or 28 Apr after adding 5 will ...
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Change date from active to inactive

I want to change an active date <2017-12-10 17:04> to inactive date [2017-12-10 17:04] and vice versa. How do I do that?
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How to get the (localized) day of the week lowercased in time-stamp-format?

The %:a allows to get the full weekday in the Time-stamp. My system-time-locale is fr_FR.UTF-8. I am using the Time-stamp in a Markdown file, inside a pandoc title block, which I export to html, so I ...
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Problem inserting timestamps when the year is far removed from the current date

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 ...
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How can I convert a list of integers to a string?

Let's say I have a list of integers, representing year, month, day for a date: (2017 8 21) and I want to format the list in one function call, as in (format "%04d-%02d-%02d" 2017 8 21) Is there an ...
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What's the inverse of (format-time-string “%s”)?

Parsing formatted time string (inverse of format-time-string) asks for a complete inverse of format-time-string with the ability to specify the source format, but I really just need to get from a UNIX ...
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In elisp, how can I calculate the number of days remaining until a given date?

I feel like elisp (or org-mode) must have something like (days-until '2018-01-01) which would calculate the days between today and 2018-01-01. How would I go about implementing that?
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Can Ibuffer show buffers last viewing time?

I was wondering if it is possible to have a column in Ibuffer that shows the last viewing time. In the default view I can see these columns: MR Name Size Mode Filename/...