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From: John Wiegley <johnw <at> newartisans.com>
Subject: Re: Autoarchiving done entries
Newsgroups: gmane.emacs.orgmode
Date: Tuesday 4th September 2007 02:17:44 UTC (over 9 years ago)
Xavier Maillard  writes:

>    >> I use something that I thought your users might find handy.  It
causes
>    >> all completed todo items to be automatically flushed to the archive
>    >> whenever I save my todo file.
>
>    How about having it auto-archive completed TODOs that were finished
more
>    than a configurable number of days ago? I'd find that pretty useful.
>
> Sounds like the expiration mechanism one can find into gnus. I like the
> idea.

Quite a nice idea.  In fact... DONE.

John

(defvar org-my-archive-expiry-days 2
  "The number of days after which a completed task should be auto-archived.
This can be 0 for immediate, or a floating point value.")

(defun org-my-archive-done-tasks ()
  (interactive)
  (save-excursion
    (goto-char (point-min))
    (let ((done-regexp
	   (concat "\\* \\(" (regexp-opt org-done-keywords) "\\) "))
	  (state-regexp
	   (concat "- State \"\\(" (regexp-opt org-done-keywords)
		   "\\)\"\\s-*\\[\\([^]\n]+\\)\\]")))
      (while (re-search-forward done-regexp nil t)
	(let ((end (save-excursion
		     (outline-next-heading)
		     (point)))
	      begin)
	  (goto-char (line-beginning-position))
	  (setq begin (point))
	  (when (re-search-forward state-regexp end t)
	    (let* ((time-string (match-string 2))
		   (when-closed (org-parse-time-string time-string)))
	      (if (>= (time-to-number-of-days
		       (time-subtract (current-time)
				      (apply #'encode-time when-closed)))
		      org-my-archive-expiry-days)
		  (org-archive-subtree)))))))))

(defalias 'archive-done-tasks 'org-my-archive-done-tasks)
 
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