Org::Element::Timestamp - Represent Org timestamp


This document describes version 0.558 of Org::Element::Timestamp (from Perl distribution Org-Parser), released on 2022-06-23.


Derived from Org::Element.

Supported formats:

  • [...] and <...> (active) forms

  • basic date: [2013-10-27 Sun]

  • event duration: [2011-03-23 Wed 10:12-11:23]

  • repeater: [2011-03-23 Wed +3m] including ++ and .+

  • habit-style repeater: [2011-03-23 Wed 10:12 +1d/2d]

  • warning period: <2011-05-25 Wed +17.1m -13.2d>


  • Habit-style repeater (e.g. 2d/3d) is not yet represented in recurrence

    The recurrence object currently will still only include 2d (without the maximum interval).


datetime => DATETIME_OBJ

has_time => BOOL

event_duration => INT

Event duration in seconds, e.g. for event timestamp like this:

 <2011-03-23 10:15-13:25>

event_duration is 7200+600=7800 (2 hours 10 minutes).

recurrence => DateTime::Event::Recurrence object

is_active => BOOL



Clear parse result.

Since the DateTime::Set::ICal (recurrence) object contains coderefs (and thus poses problem to serialization), an option is provided to remove parse result. You can do this prior to serializing the object.

Timestamp will automatically be parsed again from _str when one of the attributes is accessed.

as_string => str

From Org::Element.

as_text => str

From Org::ElementRole::Inline.


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