An interactive terminal based todo.txt file editor with an interface similar to mutt
View your todos in a list with helpful syntax highlighting
Archive completed todos
Define your own colorschemes
Tab completion of contexts and projects
Filter contexts and projects
Search for the todos you want with fuzzy matching
Sort in ascending or descending order, or keep things unsorted
Clickable UI elements
Python 2.7 or Python 3.4 on Linux or Mac OS X.
todotxt-machine 1.1.8 and earlier drew its user interface using only raw terminal escape sequences. While this was very educational it was difficult to extend with new features. Version 2 and up uses urwid to draw its interface and is much more easily extendable.
pip install todotxt-machine
Download or clone this repo and run the todotxt-machine.py script.
git clone https://github.com/AnthonyDiGirolamo/todotxt-machine.git cd todotxt-machine ./todotxt-machine.py
Command Line Options
todotxt-machine Usage: todotxt-machine todotxt-machine TODOFILE [DONEFILE] todotxt-machine [--config FILE] todotxt-machine (-h | --help) todotxt-machine --version todotxt-machine --show-default-bindings Options: -c FILE --config=FILE Path to your todotxt-machine configuraton file [default: ~/.todotxt-machinerc] -h --help Show this screen. --version Show version. --show-default-bindings Show default keybindings in config parser format Add this to your config file and edit to customize
You can tell todotxt-machine to use the same todo.txt file whenever it starts up by adding a file entry to the ~/.todotxt-machinerc file. If you want to archive completed tasks, you can specify a done.txt file using an archive entry. You can also set you preferred colorscheme or even define new themes. Here is a short example:
[settings] file = ~/todo.txt archive = ~/done.txt colorscheme = myawesometheme
Pictured above are the following themes from left to right:
Here is a config file with a complete colorscheme definition:
[settings] file = ~/todo.txt colorscheme = myawesometheme [colorscheme-myawesometheme] plain=h250 selected=,h238 header=h250,h235 header_todo_count=h39,h235 header_todo_pending_count=h228,h235 header_todo_done_count=h156,h235 header_file=h48,h235 dialog_background=,h248 dialog_color=,h240 dialog_shadow=,h238 footer=h39,h235 search_match=h222,h235 completed=h59 context=h39 project=h214 creation_date=h135 due_date=h161 priority_a=h167 priority_b=h173 priority_c=h185 priority_d=h77 priority_e=h80 priority_f=h62
You can add colorschemes by adding sections with names that start with colorscheme-. Then under the [settings] section you can say which colorscheme you want to use.
The format for a color definitions is:
Foreground and background colors are follow the 256 color formats defined by urwid. Here is an excerpt from that link:
High colors may be specified by their index h0, …, h255 or with the shortcuts for the color cube #000, #006, #008, …, #fff or gray scale entries g0 (black from color cube) , g3, g7, … g100 (white from color cube).
You can see all the colors defined here.
I recommend you leave the foreground out of the following definitions by adding a comma immediately after the =
selected=,h238 dialog_background=,h248 dialog_color=,h240 dialog_shadow=,h238
If you want to use your terminal’s default foreground and background color use blank strings and keep the comma:
Let me know if you make any good colorschemes and I’ll add it to the default collection.
You can customize any key binding by adding a setting to the [keys] section of your config file ~/.todotxt-machinerc.
For a list of the default key bindings run:
You can easily append this to your config file by running:
todotxt-machine --show-default-bindings >> ~/.todotxt-machinerc
When you edit a key binding the in app help will reflect it. Hit h or ? to view the help.
With tmux the background color in todotxt-machine can sometimes be lost at the end of a line. If this is happening to you set your $TERM variable to screen or screen-256color
[STRIKEOUT:User defined color themes]
[STRIKEOUT:Manual reordering of todo items]
[STRIKEOUT:Config file for setting colors and todo.txt file location]
[STRIKEOUT:Support for archiving todos in done.txt]
Add vi readline keybindings. urwid doesn’t support readline currently. The emacs style bindings currently available are emulated.
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