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Add a FAQ: How can I let a task repeat until a certain date?

Thanks to Karl Voit and Tory S. Anderson for raising this.
Bastien 10 months ago
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@@ -23,6 +23,7 @@
   :PROPERTIES:
   :CUSTOM_ID: What-is-org-mode
   :END:
+
 ** Can Org-mode do "x"? Does org have "x" feature?
    :PROPERTIES:
    :CUSTOM_ID: can-org-do-x
@@ -240,22 +241,23 @@ Please check [[file:org-papers.org][the Org papers page]] for more references re
     - Create a sample, minimal .org file that reliably reproduces the
       problem and post it to the mailing list.
 
-      - Some users call this an "[[#ecm][ECM]]", a French acronym that means a
-        "minimal complete example".
+    - Some users call this an "[[#ecm][ECM]]", a French acronym that means a
+      "minimal complete example".
 
 ** What is an "ECM"?
    :PROPERTIES:
    :CUSTOM_ID: ecm
    :END:
 
-#+index: ECM
+   #+index: ECM
 
-This is a French acronym used by some mailing list members; it stands
-for "Exemple Complet Minimal", or "Complete Minimal Example". The term
-refers to test files that can reliably reproduce a bug with the
-minimal amount of code. When you report a bug to the mailing list, you
-should provide a minimal .org file (with no more text than necessary)
-that demonstrates the bug. See [[http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.orgmode/41281][this post]] for more information.
+   This is a French acronym used by some mailing list members; it
+   stands for "Exemple Complet Minimal", or "Complete Minimal
+   Example". The term refers to test files that can reliably reproduce
+   a bug with the minimal amount of code. When you report a bug to the
+   mailing list, you should provide a minimal .org file (with no more
+   text than necessary) that demonstrates the bug. See [[http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.orgmode/41281][this post]] for
+   more information.
 
 ** What should I do before contacting the mailing list?
    :PROPERTIES:
@@ -279,29 +281,29 @@ that demonstrates the bug. See [[http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.orgmode/
    :CUSTOM_ID: ml-post-delay
    :END:
 
-The org-mode mailing list is moderated. Thus, if you are not
-subscribed to the mailing list, your mail will only appear on the list
-after it has been approved by a moderator. To ensure that your mail
-appears quickly, please [[http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/emacs-orgmode][subscribe to the list]].
+   The org-mode mailing list is moderated. Thus, if you are not
+   subscribed to the mailing list, your mail will only appear on the
+   list after it has been approved by a moderator. To ensure that your
+   mail appears quickly, please [[http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/emacs-orgmode][subscribe to the list]].
 
 ** I read the mailing list through gmane. Should I subscribe?
    :PROPERTIES:
    :CUSTOM_ID: ml-subscription-and-gmane
    :END:
 
-#+index: Gmane
+   #+index: Gmane
 
-The org-mode mailing list is available via nntp at [[http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.orgmode][Gmane]]. Many
-participants in the list prefer read the list in a newsreader, such as
-Gnus, instead of receiving emails. If you choose to read the list via
-nntp, you can still [[http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/emacs-orgmode][subscribe]] to the list and then opt not to receive
-any emails on the mailman settings page (see the "Mail Delivery"
-setting).
+   The org-mode mailing list is available via nntp at [[http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.orgmode][Gmane]]. Many
+   participants in the list prefer read the list in a newsreader, such
+   as Gnus, instead of receiving emails. If you choose to read the
+   list via nntp, you can still [[http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/emacs-orgmode][subscribe]] to the list and then opt not
+   to receive any emails on the mailman settings page (see the "Mail
+   Delivery" setting).
 
-This will ensure that your messages to the list get through quickly,
-reduce the work load of the mailing list moderators (who need to clear
-every mail from non-members), and provide more accurate information
-about the number of list readers.
+   This will ensure that your messages to the list get through
+   quickly, reduce the work load of the mailing list moderators (who
+   need to clear every mail from non-members), and provide more
+   accurate information about the number of list readers.
 
 * Keeping current
   :PROPERTIES:
@@ -3091,6 +3093,11 @@ setting will cause the current day to extend until 6 a.m.
 
 : (setq org-extend-today-until 6)
 
+** How can I let a task repeat until a certain date?
+
+Use =org-clone-subtree-with-time-shift= and read [[http://karl-voit.at/2017/01/15/org-clone-subtree-with-time-shift/][this blog post]] for
+details.
+
 * Appointments/Diary
   :PROPERTIES:
   :CUSTOM_ID: Appointments/Diary