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
Alternative Installation with Guix
guix 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] (alias: d)
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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