Date Created a Task


#1

I am curious to see if there is any way in TaskPaper that a task is associated with a time stamp naturally? I am thinking, not, but it seemed worth a question. TaskPaper is not a database. It is a text based list keeping app (on steroids), I can’t see where there would be any computer record of when a task was actually entered.

I have items that have been on the low burner of my task list for a long time. They already have tags for priority which color the task itself. I was just thinking that it would be nice if there was a way to run a script and if a tag had an entry date more than say, 60 days, it added a tag to the line that altered the items color in some way. In the same way you can tell when food is going bad as it changes to a different color, etc. Of course it would also be available for a search for overdue items.

I don’t normally use TaskPaper for dated tasks but more as a way to track tasks as done and not done (or as an outline for my writing but that is a discussion for another day). If I were in the habit of putting a date in every TaskPaper task then I could get a script to do this but, is there anyway I am not aware of that has been built in? Again, guessing, not. But it seemed to be worth asking the question once.

Thanks.


#2

There is something that you can modify and check on the Scripts’ page that can easily do that. Maybe tomorrow I will have time to find it for you and give a more definitive answer.


#3

There’s no creation date that’s automatically created/stored for tasks. Instead if you want that you’d need to add some sort of @created tag (with the associated date) to each task. In my opinions it’s would start to look pretty messy seeing all that extra info in your lists.


#4

Yes, I figured that was probably true. It was worth asking just in case. And no, I don’t want to start adding a bunch of dates and tags to this end. You are right about that.

Thanks.