- This is quick and dirty and not terribly maintainable. But it's very useful for creating quick cards from the terminal. Requires familiarity with Trello and a basic understanding of bash.
- Log-in to Trello.
- Go to: https://trello.com/1/appKey/generate
- Make note of your key. Replace any mention of
YourTrelloKeywith this hash.
- Create a token. Go to https://trello.com/1/authorize?key=YourTrelloKey&name=SimpleBASHScript&expiration=never&response_type=token&scope=read,write in your browser and follow directions.
- Make note of the token. Replace any mention of
YourTrelloTokenwith this looong hash.
- Pick a reasonable number of the most popular boards you use. Grab the URLs of those boards. At the same time, think of short, one-word, easy-to-remember names for each board (e.g., work, homeprojects, wedding).
- Grab the board IDs of the boards you chose. It'll be the ~8 character hash-like string in the URL. E.g., for https://trello.com/b/aWsGTrsD/work the ID is aWsGTrsD
- One by one, plug those IDs into the following API call: https://trello.com/1/boards/insertBOARDIDhere/lists?key=YourTrelloKey (via browser or cURL)
- Look at the resulting json, and, for each board, decide on the list (e.g, bullpen, doing, To Be Done) where you would most likely put a quick placeholder card (the list won't be dynamic, only the board). Make note of the 'id' property for each chosen list (one per board).
- Make note of your new values that pair short board name with list id property. E.g. --
work => wjeh18ehdkqwjeh7y1987
- Take all this info and insert it into this bash script template: https://gist.github.com/CrookedNumber/8857003 [Name the file something like: 'trello']
- Make sure your new script is executable and in a sensible location, like
- Adding a ticket should now be as easy as:
trello wedding "Taste cakes"
- Read much more about the Trello API at: https://trello.com/docs/