Simple CLI-based Kanban board
clikan: CLI (Personal) Kanban
There has been a little chatter about 'personal' kanban on the tubes lately. I don't know about the need to hype it as personal, but if you're looking to get your head wrapped around stuff needing to get done - then kanban is a healthy tool. clikan is a super simple command-line utility for tracking tasks following the Japanese Kanban (boarding) style. clikan's core intent is to be easy to use, and to maintain simplicity.
pip install clikan
.clikan.yaml in your $HOME directory
--- clikan_data: /Users/kplummer/.clikan.dat limits: todo: 10 wip: 3 done: 10
clikan_datais the datastore file location.
limits:todois the max number of items allowed in the todo column, keep this small - you want a smart list, not an ice box of ideas here.
limits:wipis the max number of items allowed in in-progress at a given time. Context-switching is a farce, focus on one or two tasks at a time.
limits:doneis the max number of done items visible, they'll still be stored. It's good to see a list of done items, for pure psyche.
-- or --
to create a default data file location.
This is where the tool will store the history of files. It's configurable so you can put the data in a Dropbox or other cloud-watched directory for safe archiving/backing up.
If you're like me, even
clikan is a bunch too many characters to type, so shorten with an alias in my shell config to
The basic usage of clikan breaks down into three basic commands:
clikan show (alias: s)
clikan add [task text] (alias: a)
clikan promote [task id] (alias: p)
And there are more supporting commands:
clikan regress [task id]
clikan delete [task id]
It's Python code. Fork, fix, and submit a PR - it'd be super appreciated.
Tests? Um, yeah.
Updated test suite to include 3.6-3.9 on Windows, macOS and Ubuntu.
Definitely need some help here. There is a basic test suite available in
To run it, make sure ~/.clikan.dat is empty, the you can run:
If you don't want to whack your working version of clikan you do this:
CLIKAN_HOME=/tmp pytest clikan_test.py
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