td: Todo list the geek way12 Nov 2017
Today I was looking for a todo list that was simple. I did find
since I don’t use apple store at work and my home computer runs Ubuntu I kept
I ended up finding
td is a simple command line todo list with the some interesting functionalities.
You can either have a
.todos file in a directory or have a global database configured.
For Mac, you can find
brew, so simply do:
$ brew install td
For linux, you can either install it from source with
go get github.com/Swatto/td or download the executable and put in your system (
/usr/local/bin, for example).
The thing I found interesting in
td was the ability to have a “per project” to-do list.
Simply create a
.todos file in a folder and a to-do list is created and accessible whenever you’re in this folder or any sub-folders (Yes, it is recursive).
On top of it, you can define a global database using the
TODO_DB_PATH environment variable.
Just add something like this to your
td finds a
.todos local file it will start that list, otherwise it will use the global database.
For a multi-computer solution, you can point this global database to a Dropbox folder so you can have it synchronized:
td usage is very simple. Just take a look at its help:
COMMANDS: init, i Initialize a collection of todos add, a Add a new todo modify, m Modify the text of an existing todo toggle, t Toggle the status of a todo by giving his id clean Remove finished todos from the list reorder, r Reset ids of todo or swap the position of two todo search, s Search a string in all todos help, h Shows a list of commands or help for one command GLOBAL OPTIONS: --done, -d print done todos --all, -a print all todos --help, -h show help --version, -v print the version