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#!/usr/bin/env ruby -rjcode -Ku
# TaskPaper to Markdown converter
# Usage: tp2md.rb filename.taskpaper > output.md
require 'ftools'
infile = ARGV[0]
title = File.basename(infile,'.taskpaper').upcase
output = "# #{title} #\n\n"
prevlevel = 0
begin
file = File.new(infile, "r")
while (line = file.gets)
if line =~ /^(\t+)?(.*?):(?:\s+)?$/
tabs = $1
project = $2
if tabs.nil?
output += "\n## #{project} ##\n\n"
prevlevel = 0
else
output += "#{tabs.gsub(/^\t/,'')}* **#{project}**\n"
prevlevel = tabs.length
end
elsif line =~ /^(\t+)?\- (.*)$/
task = $2
tabs = $1.nil? ? '' : $1
task = "*#{task}*" if task =~ /@done/
if tabs.length - prevlevel > 1
tabs = "\t"
prevlevel.times {|i| tabs += "\t"}
end
tabs = '' if prevlevel == 0 && tabs.length > 1
output += "#{tabs.gsub(/^\t/,'')}* #{task.strip}\n"
prevlevel = tabs.length
else
next if line =~ /^\s*$/
tabs = ""
prevlevel-1.times {|i| tabs += "\t"}
output += "#{tabs}> #{line.strip}\n\n"
end
end
file.close
rescue => err
puts "Exception: #{err}"
err
end
puts output
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iansoper commented Aug 6, 2010

Very cool. Btw, where would I put the script? /usr/bin ?

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ttscoff commented Aug 6, 2010

I tend to keep scripts like this in a scripts folder off of my home directory (~/scripts) and put that directory in my path (in .bash_profile). If you wanted to make it executable (chmod a+x tp2md.rb) and stick it in /usr/local/bin, you could get away with that, too.

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ttscoff commented Aug 6, 2010

Note that it outputs the result to stdout, so you can redirect the output to anywhere you like (> filename.md) or pipe it to your Markdown processor directly (|/path/to/Markdown.pl)

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adetch commented Dec 4, 2012

Any chance you have one that does it in reverse?

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mwiik commented Nov 19, 2013

I appreciate tp2md.rb and have come to rely on it but I don't know ruby at all myself. I note that the version of ruby shipped with OS X Mavericks isn't compatible with the required ftools gem. Any chance this could get an update? Thanks.

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