Command-line todo manager
This is a port of my todoapp written in shell. That todo app is similar to the famous one by Gina Trapani, except that it added various features including sub-tasks, and notes.
I may not make this application as feature-rich as the shell version, however I needed to do this so I stop writing command-line programs using shell (portability issues across BSD and GNU versions of all commands). The shell version used
The fun things about this app, is that I am having to write ruby code that will give me sed’s functionality (subset of course). Some of the stuff is present in sed.rb and is heavily being rewritten and improved as I go along.
The TODO file output is TODO2.txt and is a plain text file. A TAB separates the task number from the Task. I use task numbers, since I may refer to tasks elsewhere. Gina’s app never saved a task Id but kept showing them.
After this, I will port over my bug tracker, bugzy.txt, which uses a TAB delimited file. It’s a cool app to use for bug tracking - you should try it out. I will possibly use sqlite instead of screwing around with a delimited file.
- multiple todo lists (per directory)
- subtasks (recursive delete or status update)
- priorities - (A) (B)
- status - , x, @ etc
- tag - @WORK
- project - +myproj
- component - @comp1
- notes attached to task
- delete tasks
- archive completed tasks
- colored or plain output
- show or hide completed tasks (default: hide)
- Search, filter, sort tasks by priority (default) or task id.
- Renumber the file
3 [ ] Add a close for status close (2010-06-14) 3.1 [ ] hello there new a u 3 (2010-06-15) 3.1.1 [ ] hello there new a u 3 (2010-06-15) 3.1.2 [ ] hello there new a u 3 (2010-06-15) 3.1.3 [ ] hello there new a u 3 (2010-06-15) 3.2 [ ] hello there new a u 3.2 (2010-06-15) 3.2.1 [ ] hello there new a u 3.2.1 (2010-06-15) 22.214.171.124 [ ] hello there new a u 126.96.36.199 * a note for frank (2010-06-15) 5 [ ] list: if dir given then show full path of TODO2.txt at end (2010-06-14) 5.2 [ ] start rubyforge project for todorb (2010-06-14) 6 [@] allow for ENV VARS such as verbose, plain, force (2010-06-15) 6.1 [@] what if no serial_number file? (2010-06-14) 7 [ ] list: search terms with - + and = @RUBY (2010-06-15) 8 [ ] testing out add 1 @MYTAG @RUBY (2010-06-19) 9 [ ] testing out another one @RUBY * a note for chris * a note for steve (2010-06-19) 11 [x] (A) move common app code to common/cmdapp * refactor it also, so not so reliant on variables (2010-06-20) 16 [ ] (A) add aliases to subcommand (2010-06-21) 17 of 17 rows displayed from TODO2.txt
- The file format is almost identical to the output except that there is a TAB after the task number.
- Notes are saved on same line as task, but displayed on another line with asterisk prefix.
Copyright (c) 2010 Rahul Kumar. See LICENSE for details.