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 used 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 Options: -c FILE --config=FILE Path to your todotxt-machine configuraton file [default: ~/.todotxt-machinerc] -h --help Show this screen. --version Show version.
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.
h, ? - show / hide this help message q - quit and save t - show / hide toolbar w - toggle word wrap b - toggle borders on todo items S - save current todo file R - reload the todo file (discarding changes)
mouse click - select any todo, checkbox or button j, down - move selection down k, up - move selection up g, page up - move selection to the top item G, page down - move selection to the bottom item left, right - move selection between todos and filter panel H, L tab - toggle focus between todos, filter panel, and toolbar
Manipulating Todo Items
x - complete / un-complete selected todo item X - archive completed todo items to done.txt (if specified) n - add a new todo to the end of the list o - add a todo after the selected todo (when not filtering) O - add a todo before the selected todo (when not filtering) enter, A, e - edit the selected todo D - delete the selected todo J - swap with item below K - swap with item above
While Editing a Todo
tab - tab complete contexts and projects return - save todo item left, right - move cursor left and right ctrl-b - move cursor backwards (left) by one word ctrl-f - move cursor forwards (right) by one word home, end - move cursor the beginning or end of the line ctrl-a, ctrl-e ctrl-w - delete one word backwards ctrl-k - delete from the cursor to the end of the line ctrl-y - paste last deleted text
f - open the filtering panel F - clear any active filters
s - toggle sort order (Unsorted, Ascending, Descending) sort order is saved on quit
/ - start search enter - finalize search C - clear search
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]
- Custom keybindings
- Add vi readline keybindings. urwid doesn’t support readline currently. The emacs style bindings currently available are emulated.
See the log here
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