TTDL (Terminal ToDo List)
A CLI tool to manage todo lists in todo.txt format. A short demo of TTDL in action:
The application can be compiled from source, or installed using cargo:
$ cargo install ttdl
You need Rust compiler that supports Rust 2018 edition (Rust 1.31 or newer) to do it. If you want to upgrade existing ttdl execute the following command:
$ cargo install ttdl --force
For Windows and Ubuntu you can download precompiled binaries from Release page.
- Windows binary works on Windows 7 or newer Windows.
- Ubuntu binary tested on Ubuntu 16 but should work on Ubuntu 18 (and maybe on other deb-based Linux distributions)
Adding a new todo, append or prepend a text to existing todo results in error:
It may happen if the text starts with(or contains only) a project or a context:
$ ttdl add "+myproject" Subject is empty
Workaround: add a space between quotation mark and '+' or '@' symbol. The todo will be added without leading space:
$ ttdl add " +myproject" Added todo: # D P Created Finished Due Threshold Subject ---------------------------------------------------------- 8 +myproject
TTDL is a standalone binary and it does not create any files in user's directory. But at start, it checks for a configuration file - please see example configuration (ttdl.toml)[./ttdl.toml] in user's configuration directory and loads it. Local configuration files are supported as well. Locations where TTDL looks for a configuration file:
- current working directory
How to use
Run TTDL with the command line:
ttdl [command] [ID range] [subject] [filter options] [extra options]
The list of available command is short but the commands are powerful. All commands support group operations and dry run mode. Except
add command that adds a new todo one at a time. Please, refer to section "Examples", it provides a handful of useful examples of how to filter and modify todo list.
- add - add a new todo;
- list - show list of todo items. By default it displays all incomplete todos;
- done - mark selected todos completed. If a todo is recurrent its due date moves to the next date but the todo remains incomplete;
- undone - remove
finishedmark from completed todos;
- remove - deletes the selected todos;
- clean - moves completed todos from main file to
done.txt. The file
done.txtis created(if it does not exist) in the same directory where main todo list file is located;
- edit - modify one or few properties for the selected todos. One exception: modifying todo's subject changes only the first selected todo, others are skipped;
- append - adds a text to the end of the selected todos (space between old text and new one is added automatically);
- prepend - inserts a new text at the beginning of the selected todos (space between old text and new one is added automatically);
- start - activate todo's timer;
- stop - stop todo's timer and update time spent on the todo;
- stats - display todo statistics: total number of todos, done and overdue ones, spent time, and detailed statistics grouped by project and context.
- postpone - push task's due date (modifies only incomplete tasks with due date defined), argument is the number of days/weeks/months/years to push the date in format: single digit and d/w/m/y without a space between them
Most of the commands can be abbreviated. Please refer to built-in TTDL help to get a list of full command names and their aliases.
done moves a recurrent todo's due date to the next one, but it does not check if the new due date is in the future (it is by design). So, if a monthly task is 2 months overdue, you have to execute
ttdl done ID two times to push it to the incoming month or manually set a new due date with the command
ttdl edit ID --set-due=YYYY-MM-DD.
For detailed description please see README.md