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Closing items

The most basic logging is to keep track of when a certain TODO item was finished. This is achieved with1.

     (setq org-log-done 'time)

Then each time you turn an entry from a TODO (not-done) state into any of the DONE states, a line ‘CLOSED: [timestamp]’ will be inserted just after the headline. If you want to record a note along with the timestamp, use2

     (setq org-log-done 'note)

You will then be prompted for a note, and that note will be stored below the entry with a ‘Closing Note’ heading.


[1] The corresponding in-buffer setting is: #+STARTUP: logdone

[2] The corresponding in-buffer setting is: #+STARTUP: lognotedone