8.2 Creating timestamps
For Org mode to recognize timestamps, they need to be in the specific
format. All commands listed below produce timestamps in the correct
- C-c .
- Prompt for a date and insert a corresponding timestamp. When the cursor is
at an existing timestamp in the buffer, the command is used to modify this
timestamp instead of inserting a new one. When this command is used twice in
succession, a time range is inserted. With a prefix, also add the current
- C-c !
- Like C-c ., but insert an inactive timestamp that will not cause
an agenda entry.
- Change date at cursor by one day.
- Change the item under the cursor in a timestamp. The cursor can be on a
year, month, day, hour or minute. When the timestamp contains a time range
like ‘15:30-16:30’, modifying the first time will also shift the second,
shifting the time block with constant length. To change the length, modify
the second time.
When Org mode prompts for a date/time, it will accept any string containing
some date and/or time information, and intelligently interpret the string,
deriving defaults for unspecified information from the current date and time.
You can also select a date in the pop-up calendar. See the manual for more
information on how exactly the date/time prompt works.