todo.rb is a dead simple command line todo list manager written in Ruby by Nick Rowe. It was originally written for Codebrawl. It's now a slightly more filled out gem (with tests!). The todo.rb gem is on Github.
todo.rb is simple, first lets add some items to our list
./todo.rb buy tomato seeds ./todo.rb buy a new green hose ./todo.rb buy potting soil ./todo.rb plant tomatoes
Next, lets have a look at the list
produce this output
[ 1] buy tomato seeds [ 2] buy a new green hose [ 3] buy potting soil [ 4] plant tomatoes
Now, we've gone to the store and bought ourselves a nice new green garden hose. Time to check that one off:
./todo.rb done 2
If we check the list,
./todo.rb, we see:
[ 1] buy tomato seeds [ 2] buy potting soil [ 3] plant tomatoes
That's it, that's the easiest way to manage your list with todo.rb
Managing multiple lists is simple, too. To manage a list specify the location with
./todo.rb -f work.txt Click the keys on the keyboard ./todo.rb -f dog.txt buy a new squeaky toy
It's easy- it's easy to use and it's easy to modify. It's also portable. You can pickup your todo file and move it at any time. Want to add todo's when you're away from the command line? That's no big deal- keep the file in dropbox and you can edit it on your phone, tablet, or anywhere else you can edit a text file.
On the code front- it's well organized Ruby with rdoc style comments.
Personally, I use a todo.txt file on my desktop. I like that it's lightweight. On a mac you can use Quicklook to get a quick view of what's inside a file. To do this, click on the todo.txt file and then hit the space bar.
I've also created an Alfred action for appending to the todo.txt file. This action can be added by downloading the file and dragging it into extension pane. From there you can use
todo followed by the task. For example
todo clean the fish tank.
The dog picture was taken by Randy Son Of Robert on Flickr and is used under a creative commons 2.0 CC by attribution license.
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