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task-tutorial: A tutorial for the task(1) command line todo manager.

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task-tutorial - A tutorial for the task(1) command line todo manager.

DESCRIPTION

This tutorial contains a narrative and a series of commands that lead you through different scenarios and illustrate the capabilities of taskwarrior. We will begin with basic usage, and progress to the more powerful features. It is recommended that you work through these examples alongside this tutorial. Make your terminal window as wide as you can, to properly see the formatted output of this page. Taskwarrior has many features and you will probably not use them all, but there are likely to be several capabilities that work well with your style of managing tasks. Everyone has different usage patterns. This is therefore a complete list of capabilities, and you should choose accordingly.

BASIC USAGE

Let's get started. We're planning a party, and there is a lot of work to do, so let's capture these tasks, by using the 'add' command. $ task add Select a free weekend in November Created task 1. $ task add Select and book a venue Created task 2. $ task add Come up with a guest list Created task 3. $ task add Mail invitations Created task 4. $ task add Select a caterer Created task 5. The '$' prompt shows that these are commands that you type (don't include the $ symbol yourself), and lines without the prompt are those displayed by taskwarrior. Let's take a look at our tasks so far. $ task list ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- --- ------ ------- --------------------------------- 1 1 min Select a free weekend in November 2 55 secs Select and book a venue 3 49 secs Come up with a guest list 4 40 secs Mail invitations 5 33 secs Select a caterer 5 tasks Now I've already ordered a cake, so rather than 'add' this, I'm going to 'log' it. This just means that I want to keep track of the task, but I've already done it. It saves me a step. $ task log Order a special cake Logged task. As for those invitations, I'm going to need to design them first. And I'm also going to need print them. Here we are duplicating a task and making a substitution. Notice how the commands can be abbreviated, provided they are still unique. $ task 4 duplicate /Mail/Design/ Duplicated 4 'Mail invitations'. Duplicated 1 task. Created task 7. $ task 4 dup /Mail/Print/ Duplicated 4 'Mail invitations'. Duplicated 1 task. Created task 8. $ task list That looks good - but now I think of it, I already have my guest list, so I can mark that one as done. $ task 3 done Completed 3 'Come up with a guest list'. Marked 1 task as done. $ task list ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- --- ------ ------ --------------------------------- 1 8 mins Select a free weekend in November 2 7 mins Select and book a venue 3 6 mins Mail invitations 4 6 mins Select a caterer 5 4 mins Design invitations 6 4 mins Print invitations 6 tasks And that's basic usage, and you already know enough to be productive using taskwarrior. If you stopped here, you would be perfectly able to manage your task list. But if you want to see what it can really do, keep reading...

PROJECTS

Remember to pay the rent at the end of the month. $ task add Pay teh rent on teh 31st Created task 7. Oh, that was sloppy, but it can be fixed with a global substitution, represented by the 'g' at the end. You could omit the 'g', and it would only make the first substitution. $ task 7 /teh/the/g Modified 1 task. $ task list ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- --- ------ ------- --------------------------------- 1 12 mins Select a free weekend in November 2 12 mins Select and book a venue 3 11 mins Mail invitations 4 11 mins Select a caterer 5 9 mins Design invitations 6 9 mins Print invitations 7 37 secs Pay the rent on the 31st 7 tasks We can now use projects to separate home chores from the party preparation. Let's assign that last task to the 'home' project. Note that a task may only belong to one project. $ task 7 project:home The scope of project 'home' has changed. Project 'home' is 0% complete (1 of 1 tasks remaining). Modified 1 task. And we will put those first six tasks in the 'party' project. See how we specify a range of tasks? Taskwarrior will want to confirm bulk changes like this, but we'll accept all changes here. $ task 1-6 project:party Task 1 "Select a free weekend in November" - project will be set to 'party'. Proceed with change? (Yes/no/All/quit) A The scope of project 'party' has changed. Project 'party' is 0% complete (1 of 1 tasks remaining). The scope of project 'party' has changed. Project 'party' is 0% complete (2 of 2 tasks remaining). The scope of project 'party' has changed. Project 'party' is 0% complete (3 of 3 tasks remaining). The scope of project 'party' has changed. Project 'party' is 0% complete (4 of 4 tasks remaining). The scope of project 'party' has changed. Project 'party' is 0% complete (5 of 5 tasks remaining). The scope of project 'party' has changed. Project 'party' is 0% complete (6 of 6 tasks remaining). Modified 6 tasks. Now that we have multiple projects, as shown here, we can use project as a filter for the list report. You can see again that we can abbreviate 'list' and 'project', but when we abbreviate 'party', we are filtering all the projects that begin with 'par'. $ task projects Project Tasks Pri:None Pri:L Pri:M Pri:H ------- ----- -------- ----- ----- ----- home 1 1 0 0 0 party 6 6 0 0 0 2 projects (7 tasks) $ task list project:home ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- --- ------ ------ ------------------------ 7 home 5 mins Pay the rent on the 31st 1 task $ task li pro:par ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- --- ------ ------- --------------------------------- 1 party 18 mins Select a free weekend in November 2 party 17 mins Select and book a venue 3 party 17 mins Mail invitations 4 party 17 mins Select a caterer 5 party 15 mins Design invitations 6 party 15 mins Print invitations 6 tasks
PRIORITIES
Priorities are another way to organize tasks. You can use priority values of high, medium and low, and taskwarrior knows these as H, M or L. $ task 1-3,5 priority:H Task 1 "Select a free weekend in November" - priority will be set to 'H'. Proceed with change? (Yes/no/All/quit) A Modified 4 tasks. $ task list ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- --- ------ ------- --------------------------------- 1 party H 24 mins Select a free weekend in November 2 party H 23 mins Select and book a venue 3 party H 23 mins Mail invitations 5 party H 21 mins Design invitations 7 home 12 mins Pay the rent on the 31st 4 party 23 mins Select a caterer 6 party 21 mins Print invitations 7 tasks You can remove priorities by specifying a blank value. $ task 3 pri: Modified 1 task.
TAGS
A task may only have one project, but it may have any number of tags, which are just single words associated with the task. I can go to the print shop at the mall, and do all the invitation tasks, so let's tag them all. $ task 3,5,6 +mall Task 3 "Mail invitations" - tags will be set to 'mall'. Proceed with change? (Yes/no/All/quit) A Modified 3 tasks. The long report shows tags, too, $ task long ID Project Pri Added Started Due Recur Countdown Age Deps Tags Description -- ------- --- ---------- ------- --- ----- --------- ------- ---- ---- --------------------------------- 1 party H 10/16/2010 27 mins Select a free weekend in November 2 party H 10/16/2010 26 mins Select and book a venue 5 party H 10/16/2010 23 mins mall Design invitations 7 home 10/16/2010 14 mins Pay the rent on the 31st 3 party 10/16/2010 25 mins mall Mail invitations 4 party 10/16/2010 25 mins Select a caterer 6 party 10/16/2010 23 mins mall Print invitations 7 tasks and I can use tags as a filter to any report too. $ task list +mall ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- --- ------ ------- ------------------ 5 party H 24 mins Design invitations 3 party 26 mins Mail invitations 6 party 24 mins Print invitations 3 tasks I made a mistake - I can't mail out the invitations at the mall, so let's remove that tag. $ task 3 -mall Modified 1 task.

MODIFICATIONS

Task 7 is not worded correctly, so I can modify that by specifying a task ID and a new description. This is also considered a bulk change, and so requires confirmation. $ task 7 Pay rent at the end of the month Task 7 "Pay the rent on the 31st" - description will be changed from 'Pay the rent on the 31st' to 'Pay rent at the end of the month'. Proceed with change? (Yes/no/All/quit) Y Modified 1 task. We'll need music. I can prepend, and I can append to a task. $ task add music $ task 8 prepend Select some $ task 8 append for after dinner $ task list dinner ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- --- ------ ------- ---------------------------------- 8 34 secs Select some Music for after dinner 1 task I can also go straight into an editor and modify anything. The task is formatted and you can edit anything you like, and the changes will be detected and made to the task. $ task 5 edit [Your $EDITOR is invoked] Sometimes the command line will confuse the shell. In this case, what would happen if there was a file named 'bands' in the current directory? $ task add Hire a band? The shell might expand that wild-card, so to avoid that, you can escape the wild-card, or quote the whole description. $ task add Hire a band\? $ task add "Hire a band?" You can also use the minus minus operator which tells taskwarrior to stop being clever and interpret the rest of the arguments as a task description. Otherwise, that +dj would be interpreted as a tag. $ task add -- Hire a band\? +dj Created task 9. We don't really need a band, so the easiest way to get rid of that task is to undo the last change. Taskwarrior has a complete undo stack, so you can undo all the way back to the beginning. $ task undo The last modification was made 10/16/2010 Prior Values Current Values ------------ ------------------------------------ description Hire a band? +dj entry 10/16/2010 status pending uuid 599c7598-069d-4598-8d94-0c919c4213ec The undo command is not reversible. Are you sure you want to revert to the previous state? (y/n) y Task removed. The undo operation gets rid of the task completely, but I could also have just deleted the task, then the deletion itself would be tracked, and also undo-able. $ task 1 delete Permanently delete task 1 'Select a free weekend in November'? (y/n) y Deleting task 1 'Select a free weekend in November'. The scope of project 'party' has changed. Project 'party' is 0% complete (5 of 5 tasks remaining). $ task undo The last modification was made 10/16/2010 Prior Values Current Values ------------------------------------ ------------------------------------ description Select a free weekend in November Select a free weekend in November entry 10/16/2010 10/16/2010 priority H H project party party status pending deleted uuid 3a6881bb-628b-4f90-93d7-4da563b83d54 3a6881bb-628b-4f90-93d7-4da563b83d54 end 10/16/2010 The undo command is not reversible. Are you sure you want to revert to the previous state? (y/n) y Modified task reverted.

INFO

During that undo operation, taskwarrior displayed metadata that is associated with the task. You can display this with the info command, and its shortcut. $ task 1 info Name Value ----------- ------------------------------------ ID 1 Description Select a free weekend in November Status Pending Project party Priority H UUID 3a6881bb-628b-4f90-93d7-4da563b83d54 Entered 10/16/2010 (44 mins) $ task 1 Name Value ----------- ------------------------------------ ID 1 Description Select a free weekend in November Status Pending Project party Priority H UUID 3a6881bb-628b-4f90-93d7-4da563b83d54 Entered 10/16/2010 (44 mins) There are also statistics that taskwarrior gathers, which I can display. $ task stats Category Data -------------------- ------------- Pending 8 Waiting 0 Recurring 0 Completed 2 Deleted 0 Total 10 Annotations 0 Unique tags 1 Projects 2 Data size 9.3 KiB Undo transactions 32 Tasks tagged 20% Oldest task 10/16/2010 Newest task 10/16/2010 Task used for 29 mins Task added every 2 mins Task completed every 14 mins Average time pending 31 mins Average desc length 23 characters

ANNOTATIONS

Annotations are little notes that can be added to a task. There can be any number, and each has a time stamp. $ task 1 annotate the 13th looks good Annotated 1 with 'the 13th looks good'. $ task 1 annotate or the 14th Annotated 1 with 'or the 14th' $ task list ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- --- ------ ------- ---------------------------------- 1 party H 48 mins Select a free weekend in November 10/16/2010 the 13th looks good 10/16/2010 or the 14th 2 party H 47 mins Select and book a venue 5 party H 44 mins Design invitations 8 19 mins Select some Music for after dinner 7 home 35 mins Pay rent at the end of the month 3 party 47 mins Mail invitations 4 party 47 mins Select a caterer 6 party 44 mins Print invitations 8 tasks You can choose to display annotations in different ways. $ task list rc.annotations:full ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- --- ------ ------- --------------------------------- 1 party H 49 mins Select a free weekend in November 10/16/2010 the 13th looks good 10/16/2010 or the 14th 1 task Configuration override annotations:full $ task list rc.annotations:sparse ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- --- ------ ------- ---------------------------------- 1 party H 49 mins +Select a free weekend in November 10/16/2010 or the 14th 1 task Configuration override annotations:sparse $ task list rc.annotations:none ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- --- ------ ------- ---------------------------------- 1 party H 49 mins +Select a free weekend in November 1 task Configuration override annotations:none Annotations can be removed by providing a matching pattern. $ task 1 denotate 14th Found annotation 'or the 14th' and deleted it.

CONFIGURATION

There is a 'show' command, that is used to display the active configuration. There are hundreds of settings that can be changed, and every one has a sensible default. $ task show Config variable Value ------------------------------- ---------------- _forcecolor no active.indicator * alias.export export.yaml alias.export.vcalendar export.ical alias.ghistory ghistory.monthly alias.history history.monthly alias.rm delete annotations full ... weekstart Sunday If you want a complete list of all the settings and their meanings, read the man page. $ man taskrc The 'config' command is used to modify the settings, and in this case the configuration variable 'answer' is given the value of forty-two. $ task config answer forty-two Are you sure you want to add 'answer' with a value of 'forty- two'? (y/n) y Config file .taskrc modified. The 'show' command indicates that the value was changed, and also that the variable is unrecognized. The show command performs a detailed check on your configuration, and alerts you to several kinds of problem. The config command can also remove a value. $ task show answer Config variable Value --------------- --------- answer forty-two Your .taskrc file contains these unrecognized variables: answer $ task config answer Are you sure you want to remove 'answer'? (y/n) y Config file .taskrc modified. A very powerful feature is the ability to override the configuration variables temporarily. Here I am requesting an ascending sort on the description field only. $ task rc.report.list.sort=description+ list ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- --- ------ ------- ---------------------------------- 5 party H 51 mins Design invitations 3 party 53 mins Mail invitations 7 home 42 mins Pay rent at the end of the month 6 party 51 mins Print invitations 4 party 53 mins Select a caterer 1 party H 54 mins Select a free weekend in November 10/16/2010 the 13th looks good 2 party H 53 mins Select and book a venue 8 25 mins Select some Music for after dinner 8 tasks Configuration override report.list.sort=description+ The value in the configuration file is prefixed with 'rc.' to identify its namespace.
DEFAULTS
There is a default command, which can be set to anything, in this case it is set to the 'list' report. Then running taskwarrior with no command name runs the default command. $ task config default.command list Are you sure you want to add 'default.command' with a value of 'list'? (y/n) y Config file .taskrc modified. $ task ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- --- ------ ------- ---------------------------------- 1 party H 55 mins Select a free weekend in November 10/16/2010 the 13th looks good 2 party H 54 mins Select and book a venue 5 party H 52 mins Design invitations 8 26 mins Select some Music for after dinner 7 home 43 mins Pay rent at the end of the month 3 party 54 mins Mail invitations 4 party 54 mins Select a caterer 6 party 52 mins Print invitations 8 tasks I can also specify a default priority and project, which means that any tasks added will use them, unless an alternative is provided. $ task config default.priority H Are you sure you want to add 'default.priority' with a value of 'H'? (y/n) y Config file .taskrc modified. $ task config default.project work Are you sure you want to add 'default.project' with a value of 'work'? (y/n) y Config file .taskrc modified. $ task add New task Created task 9. $ task list New task ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- --- ------ ------- ----------- 9 work H 12 secs New task 1 task Let's just revert those changes, to clean up. $ task undo The last modification was made 10/16/2010 Prior Values Current Values ------------ ------------------------------------ description New task entry 10/16/2010 priority H project work status pending uuid 0f44f9dd-79db-4098-b95b-4c3aa97d575a The undo command is not reversible. Are you sure you want to revert to the previous state? (y/n) y Task removed. $ task config default.priority Are you sure you want to remove 'default.priority'? (y/n) y Config file .taskrc modified. $ task config default.project Are you sure you want to remove 'default.project'? (y/n) y Config file .taskrc modified.
ALIASES
You can create aliases to effectively rename commands. $ task config alias.zzz list Are you sure you want to add 'alias.zzz' with a value of 'list'? (y/n) y Config file .taskrc modified. $ task zzz ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- --- ------ ------- ---------------------------------- 1 party H 1 hr Select a free weekend in November 10/16/2010 the 13th looks good 2 party H 59 mins Select and book a venue 5 party H 56 mins Design invitations 8 30 mins Select some Music for after dinner 7 home 47 mins Pay rent at the end of the month 3 party 59 mins Mail invitations 4 party 58 mins Select a caterer 6 party 56 mins Print invitations 8 tasks You can abbreviate those, too. $ task z ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- --- ------ ------- ---------------------------------- 1 party H 1 hr Select a free weekend in November 10/16/2010 the 13th looks good 2 party H 59 mins Select and book a venue 5 party H 56 mins Design invitations 8 30 mins Select some Music for after dinner 7 home 47 mins Pay rent at the end of the month 3 party 59 mins Mail invitations 4 party 58 mins Select a caterer 6 party 56 mins Print invitations 8 tasks

COLOR

[Note that you will see color in your terminal as you work through this tutorial, but you will not see the color in the man page. This is a limitation of man pages in general. The text shown (without color) is included here.] All the examples so far have been shown with color turned off. How about some color? $ task config color on Are you sure you want to change the value of 'color' from 'off' to 'on'? (y/n) y Config file .taskrc modified. $ task list ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- --- ------ ------- ---------------------------------- 1 party H 1 hr Select a free weekend in November 10/16/2010 the 13th looks good 2 party H 1 hr Select and book a venue 5 party H 59 mins Design invitations 8 33 mins Select some Music for after dinner 7 home 50 mins Pay rent at the end of the month 3 party 1 hr Mail invitations 4 party 1 hr Select a caterer 6 party 59 mins Print invitations 8 tasks What you see is the result of a set of color rules being applied to the tasks. There is a hierarchy of color rules that colorize a task based on the metadata. Here is an example of an explicit override to the color rules where a specific task is given a red background. $ task 1 bg:on_red modified 1 task. $ task list ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- --- ------ ------- ---------------------------------- 1 party H 1 hr Select a free weekend in November 10/16/2010 the 13th looks good 2 party H 1 hr Select and book a venue 5 party H 59 mins Design invitations 8 33 mins Select some Music for after dinner 7 home 50 mins Pay rent at the end of the month 3 party 1 hr Mail invitations 4 party 1 hr Select a caterer 6 party 59 mins Print invitations 8 tasks $ task 1 bg: Modified 1 task. Taskwarrior supports 256 colors on certain terminal emulators, and this shows the range of colors available. Note that your terminal may show fewer colors. $ task color Basic colors black red blue green magenta cyan yellow white black red blue green magenta cyan yellow white Effects red bold red underline on blue on green on bright green color0 - color15 0 1 2 . . . . . . 15 Color cube rgb000 - rgb555 (also color16 - color231) 0 1 2 3 4 5 0 1 2 3 4 5 0 1 2 3 4 5 0 1 2 3 4 5 0 1 2 3 4 5 0 1 2 3 4 5 0 1 2 3 4 5 0 1 2 3 4 5 Gray ramp gray0 - gray23 (also color232 - color255) 0 1 2 . . . . . . 23 Try running 'task color white on red'. This is how to show a color sample. $ task color white on red Use this command to see how colors are displayed by your terminal. 16-color usage (supports underline, bold text, bright background): task color black on bright yellow task color underline cyan on bright blue 256-color usage (supports underline): task color color214 on color202 task color rgb150 on rgb020 task color underline grey10 on grey3 task color red on color173 Your sample: task color white on red Or samples of all the active color settings. $ task color legend Here are the colors currently in use: Color Definition ------------------------- ------------------------- color.active black on bright green color.alternate color.blocked black on white color.calendar.due white on red color.calendar.due.today bold white on red color.calendar.holiday black on bright yellow color.calendar.overdue black on bright red color.calendar.today bold white on bright blue color.calendar.weekend white on bright black color.calendar.weeknumber bold blue color.debug yellow color.due red color.due.today red color.footnote yellow color.header yellow color.history.add black on red color.history.delete black on yellow color.history.done black on green color.overdue bold red color.pri.H bold white color.pri.L color.pri.M white color.pri.none color.recurring magenta color.summary.background on gray3 color.summary.bar on green color.sync.added green color.sync.changed yellow color.sync.rejected red color.tagged green color.undo.after green color.undo.before red Themes are a simple way to use coordinated color schemes so by including a color theme into the configuration file, you can see some striking effects. For a blue theme, add this line to your .taskrc file: include /usr/local/share/doc/task/rc/dark-blue-256.theme For a red theme: include /usr/local/share/doc/task/rc/dark-red-256.theme For a general dark theme: include /usr/local/share/doc/task/rc/dark-256.theme Here are two color rules that specify a dark blue background for all tasks that are part of the 'party' project, and uses bold to identify any tasks with the keyword 'invitations' in the description. $ task "rc.color.project.party=on rgb001" rc.color.keyword.invit=bold list ... There is a man page with a writeup of all the color capabilities. $ man task-color

ACTIVE TASKS

I'm selecting a venue, so let's indicate that task 2 is active by starting it. See how active tasks are affected by the color rules. $ task 2 start Started 2 'Select and book a venue'. There is an active report that shows only active tasks, and you can mark any active task as inactive, by stopping it. $ task active ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- --- ------ ---- ----------------------- 2 party H * 1 hr Select and book a venue 1 task $ task 2 stop Stopped 2 'Select and book a venue'. There is a journalling feature that records the start and stop times as annotations. $ task config journal.time on Are you sure you want to add 'journal.time' with a value of 'on'? (y/n) y Config file .taskrc modified. $ task config dateformat.annotation 'Y/m/d H:N' Are you sure you want to add 'dateformat.annotation' with a value of 'Y/m/d H:N'? (y/n) y Config file .taskrc modified. $ task 2 start Started 2 'Select and book a venue'. $ task list venue ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- --- ------ ---- ----------------------------- 2 party H * 1 hr Select and book a venue 2010/10/16 11:20 Started task 1 task $ task 2 stop Stopped 2 'Select and book a venue'. $ task list venue ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- --- ------ ---- ----------------------------- 2 party H * 1 hr Select and book a venue 2010/10/16 11:20 Started task 2010/10/16 11:21 Stopped task 1 task

DUE DATES

Due dates can be specified as dates, durations into the future or past, mnemonic, ordinal or day of week. $ task 1 due:7/31/2010 Modified 1 task. $ task 1 due:2wks Modified 1 task. $ task 1 due:-2wks Modified 1 task. $ task 1 due:eom Modified 1 task. $ task 2 due:8th Modified 1 task. $ task 2 due:sunday Modified 1 task. $ task 5 due:eow Modified 1 task. Some of these dates are in the past, so now you see there are overdue tasks. Due dates have different colors for due, imminent, today and overdue values. You can also choose the format - for input and output. $ task rc.dateformat.report:Y-M-DTH:N:SZ list ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- -------------------- ------ ---- ------------------------------------ 2 party H 2010-10-17T00:00:00Z 1 hr Select and book a venue 2010/10/16 11:20 Started task 2010/10/16 11:21 Stopped task 5 party H 2010-10-22T00:00:00Z 1 hr Design invitations 1 party H 2010-10-31T00:00:00Z 1 hr Select a free weekend in November 2010/10/16 00:00 the 13th looks good 8 1 hr Select some Music for after dinner 7 home 1 hr Pay rent at the end of the month 3 party 1 hr Mail invitations 4 party 1 hr Select a caterer 6 party 1 hr Print invitations 8 tasks Configuration override dateformat.report:Y-M-DTH:N:SZ

CALENDAR

When tasks have due dates, you can see them on the calendar. $ task calendar Taskwarrior provides sample holiday files for countries where taskwarrior is used most. You can create your own, or use one of the samples to show holidays on the calendar. Try adding this line to your ~/.taskrc file: include /usr/local/share/doc/task/rc/holidays-US.rc Then: $ task calendar October 2010 November 2010 December 2010 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 40 1 2 45 1 2 3 4 5 6 49 1 2 3 4 41 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 46 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 50 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 42 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 47 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 51 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 43 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 48 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 52 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 44 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 49 28 29 30 53 26 27 28 29 30 31 45 31 Legend: today, due, due-today, overdue, weekend, holiday, weeknumber. There are holiday files for CA, DE, ES, FR, NL, SE, UK and US. You can see the whole year, see due tasks as well, and see the holidays: $ task cal 2010 January 2010 February 2010 March 2010 April 2010 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 1 2 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 14 1 2 3 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 7 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 11 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 8 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 16 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 4 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 9 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 13 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 5 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 10 28 14 28 29 30 31 18 25 26 27 28 29 30 6 31 May 2010 June 2010 July 2010 August 2010 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 18 1 23 1 2 3 4 5 27 1 2 3 32 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 19 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 24 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 28 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 33 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 20 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 25 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 29 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 34 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 21 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 26 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 30 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 35 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 27 27 28 29 30 31 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 36 29 30 31 23 30 31 September 2010 October 2010 November 2010 December 2010 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 36 1 2 3 4 40 1 2 45 1 2 3 4 5 6 49 1 2 3 4 37 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 41 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 46 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 50 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 38 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 42 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 47 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 51 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 39 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 43 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 48 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 52 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 40 26 27 28 29 30 44 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 49 28 29 30 53 26 27 28 29 30 31 45 31 Legend: today, due, due-today, overdue, weekend, holiday, weeknumber. $ task rc.calendar.details:full cal October 2010 November 2010 December 2010 January 2011 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 40 1 2 45 1 2 3 4 5 6 49 1 2 3 4 1 1 41 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 46 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 50 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 2 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 42 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 47 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 51 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 3 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 43 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 48 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 52 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 4 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 44 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 49 28 29 30 53 26 27 28 29 30 31 5 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 45 31 6 30 31 Legend: today, due, due-today, overdue, weekend, holiday, weeknumber. ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- ---------- ------ ---- ------------------------------------ 2 party H 10/17/2010 1 hr Select and book a venue 2010/10/16 11:20 Started task 2010/10/16 11:21 Stopped task 5 party H 10/22/2010 1 hr Design invitations 1 party H 10/31/2010 1 hr Select a free weekend in November 2010/10/16 00:00 the 13th looks good 3 tasks Configuration override calendar.details:full $ task rc.calendar.holidays:full cal October 2010 November 2010 December 2010 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 40 1 2 45 1 2 3 4 5 6 49 1 2 3 4 41 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 46 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 50 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 42 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 47 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 51 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 43 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 48 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 52 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 44 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 49 28 29 30 53 26 27 28 29 30 31 45 31 Legend: today, due, due-today, overdue, weekend, holiday, weeknumber. Date Holiday ---------- ----------------------------------- 10/11/2010 Columbus Day 11/11/2010 Veterans Day 11/25/2010 Thanksgiving Day 12/25/2010 Christmas Day 12/31/2010 New Year's Eve 1/1/2011 New Year's Day 1/17/2011 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. 2/21/2011 Washington's Birthday Configuration override calendar.holidays:full
RECURRENCE
Remember the task we added to pay the rent? We're going to need to do that every month. Recurring tasks allow us to set up a single task that keeps coming back, just as you'd expect. $ task 7 due:eom recur:monthly Task 7 is now a recurring task. Modified 1 task. $ task 7 Name Value ----------- ------------------------------------ ID 7 Description Pay rent at the end of the month Status Recurring Project home Recurrence monthly Mask Due 10/31/2010 UUID f79123aa-3377-43fd-8f50-d14ab3c1577b Entered 10/16/2010 (1 hr) You can also limit the extent of the recurrence. Let's make sure the task doesn't recur after the lease ends. $ task 7 until:eoy Modified 1 task. And there is a recurring report that shows you only the recurring tasks. $ task recurring ID Project Pri Due Recur Active Age Description -- ------- --- ---------- ------- ------ ---- -------------------------------- 9 home 10/31/2010 monthly 1 hr Pay rent at the end of the month 1 task To illustrate a point, let's set up a recurring annual task as a reminder to pay taxes, and put the due date in the past. This will cause task to fill in the gaps, and create a series of severely overdue tasks. $ task add Pay taxes due:4/15/2007 recur:yearly Created task 10. $ task long ID Project Pri Added Started Due Recur Countdown Age Deps Tags Description -- ------- --- ---------- ------- ---------- ------- --------- ------ ---- ---- ------------------------------------ 11 10/16/2010 4/15/2007 yearly 3.5 yrs 2 secs Pay taxes 12 10/16/2010 4/15/2008 yearly 2.5 yrs 2 secs Pay taxes 13 10/16/2010 4/15/2009 yearly 1.5 yrs 2 secs Pay taxes 14 10/16/2010 4/15/2010 yearly 6 mths 2 secs Pay taxes 2 party H 10/16/2010 10/17/2010 -11 hrs 2 hrs Select and book a venue 2010/10/16 11:20 Started task 2010/10/16 11:21 Stopped task 5 party H 10/16/2010 10/22/2010 -5 days 2 hrs mall Design invitations 1 party H 10/16/2010 10/31/2010 -2 wks 2 hrs Select a free weekend in November 2010/10/16 00:00 the 13th looks good 9 home 10/16/2010 10/31/2010 monthly -2 wks 1 hr Pay rent at the end of the month 15 10/16/2010 4/15/2011 yearly -5 mths 2 secs Pay taxes 8 10/16/2010 1 hr Select some Music for after dinner 3 party 10/16/2010 2 hrs Mail invitations 4 party 10/16/2010 2 hrs Select a caterer 6 party 10/16/2010 2 hrs mall Print invitations 13 tasks Deletions to recurring tasks can be escalated to include all the recurrences of a task. $ task 11 delete Permanently delete task 11 'Pay taxes'? (y/n) y This is a recurring task. Do you want to delete all pending recurrences of this same task? (y/n) y Deleting recurring task 10 'Pay taxes'. Deleting recurring task 11 'Pay taxes'. Deleting recurring task 12 'Pay taxes'. Deleting recurring task 13 'Pay taxes'. Deleting recurring task 14 'Pay taxes'. Deleting recurring task 15 'Pay taxes'.
SHELL
You can use the shell command to create a more immersive environment. Any task command you run outside the shell can also be run inside the shell, without the need to prefix every command with "task". $ task shell task 1.9.4 shell Enter any task command (such as 'list'), or hit 'Enter'. There is no need to include the 'task' command itself. Enter 'quit' to end the session. task> task> projects Project Tasks Pri:None Pri:L Pri:M Pri:H ------- ----- -------- ----- ----- ----- 7 7 0 0 0 home 2 2 0 0 0 party 6 3 0 0 3 3 projects (15 tasks) task> tags Tag Count mall 2 1 tag (15 tasks) task> list ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- ---------- ------ ----- ------------------------------------ 2 party H 10/17/2010 2 hrs Select and book a venue 2010/10/16 11:20 Started task 2010/10/16 11:21 Stopped task 5 party H 10/22/2010 2 hrs Design invitations 1 party H 10/31/2010 2 hrs Select a free weekend in November 2010/10/16 00:00 the 13th looks good 9 home 10/31/2010 1 hr Pay rent at the end of the month 8 1 hr Select some Music for after dinner 3 party 2 hrs Mail invitations 4 party 2 hrs Select a caterer 6 party 2 hrs Print invitations 8 tasks task> quit

SPECIAL TAGS

You've seen tags, but there are also 'special tags' that have effects on individual tasks. The 'nocolor' special tag causes the color rules to be bypassed. $ task 6 +nocolor Modified 1 task. Special tags are highlighted by the 'tags' command. $ task tags Tag Count ------- ----- mall 2 nocolor 1 2 tags (9 tasks) There are others - the 'nonag' special tag prevents the generation of nag messages when you work on low priority tasks when there are more important ones. $ task 6 -nocolor Modified 1 task. The 'nocal' special tag will prevent a task from appearing on the calendar.

WAITING

When you have a task with a due date that is far out into the future, you may want to hide that task for a while. $ task add Look for new apartment due:eoy Created task 10. You can provide a wait date for a task, and it will remain hidden until that date. It will no longer be cluttering your task list, but it is still there, and visible using the 'waiting' report. When the wait date comes, the task will just reappear in the list. $ task 10 wait:12/1/2010 Modified 1 task. $ task list ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- ---------- ------ ----- ------------------------------------ 2 party H 10/17/2010 2 hrs Select and book a venue 2010/10/16 11:20 Started task 2010/10/16 11:21 Stopped task 5 party H 10/22/2010 2 hrs Design invitations 1 party H 10/31/2010 2 hrs Select a free weekend in November 2010/10/16 00:00 the 13th looks good 9 home 10/31/2010 2 hrs Pay rent at the end of the month 8 1 hr Select some Music for after dinner 3 party 2 hrs Mail invitations 4 party 2 hrs Select a caterer 6 party 2 hrs Print invitations 8 tasks $ task waiting ID Project Pri Wait Age Description -- ------- --- --------- ----- ---------------------- 10 12/1/2010 1 min Look for new apartment 1 task To illustrate this, let's set up a task with a very short wait time of five seconds. $ task add Do something in a few seconds Created task 11. $ task 11 wait:5s Modified 1 task. $ task list ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- ---------- ------ ----- ------------------------------------ 2 party H 10/17/2010 2 hrs Select and book a venue 2010/10/16 11:20 Started task 2010/10/16 11:21 Stopped task 5 party H 10/22/2010 2 hrs Design invitations 1 party H 10/31/2010 2 hrs Select a free weekend in November 2010/10/16 00:00 the 13th looks good 9 home 10/31/2010 2 hrs Pay rent at the end of the month 8 1 hr Select some Music for after dinner 3 party 2 hrs Mail invitations 4 party 2 hrs Select a caterer 6 party 2 hrs Print invitations 8 tasks It's gone. Now we wait five seconds, then: $ task list ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- ---------- ------ ------- ------------------------------------ 2 party H 10/17/2010 2 hrs Select and book a venue 2010/10/16 11:20 Started task 2010/10/16 11:21 Stopped task 5 party H 10/22/2010 2 hrs Design invitations 1 party H 10/31/2010 2 hrs Select a free weekend in November 2010/10/16 00:00 the 13th looks good 9 home 10/31/2010 2 hrs Pay rent at the end of the month 8 1 hr Select some Music for after dinner 11 18 secs Do something in a few seconds 3 party 2 hrs Mail invitations 4 party 2 hrs Select a caterer 6 party 2 hrs Print invitations 9 tasks And it's back. Now we delete it. $ task 11 rc.confirmation:no delete Deleting task 11 'Do something in a few seconds'.

DEPENDENCIES

Taskwarrior supports dependencies. Let's take a look at the party planning tasks, and assign dependencies. $ task list pro:party ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- ---------- ------ ----- ------------------------------------ 2 party H 10/17/2010 3 hrs Select and book a venue 2010/10/16 11:20 Started task 2010/10/16 11:21 Stopped task 5 party H 10/22/2010 3 hrs Design invitations 1 party H 10/31/2010 3 hrs Select a free weekend in November 2010/10/16 00:00 the 13th looks good 3 party 3 hrs Mail invitations 4 party 3 hrs Select a caterer 6 party 3 hrs Print invitations 6 tasks Let's see. I can't mail invitations until they are printed. $ task 3 depends:6 Modified 1 task. I can't print them until I design them. $ task 6 dep:5 Modified 1 task. I need to select a weekend before a location. $ task 2 dep:1 Modified 1 task. Design depends on location and weekend. $ task 5 dep:1,2 Modified 1 task. And the caterer needs to know where. $ task 4 dep:1 Modified 1 task. Let's take a look. All my tasks are blocked except task 1. That makes sense. $ task long pro:party ID Project Pri Added Started Due Recur Countdown Age Deps Tags Description -- ------- --- ---------- ------- ---------- ----- --------- ----- ---- ---- ------------------------------------ 2 party H 10/16/2010 10/17/2010 -10 hrs 3 hrs 1 Select and book a venue 2010/10/16 11:20 Started task 2010/10/16 11:21 Stopped task 5 party H 10/16/2010 10/22/2010 -5 days 3 hrs 1,2 mall Design invitations 1 party H 10/16/2010 10/31/2010 -2 wks 3 hrs Select a free weekend in November 2010/10/16 00:00 the 13th looks good 3 party 10/16/2010 3 hrs 6 Mail invitations 4 party 10/16/2010 3 hrs 1 Select a caterer 6 party 10/16/2010 3 hrs 5 mall Print invitations 6 tasks Hmm, that double dependency isn't right. $ task 5 dep:-1 Modified 1 task. Here are the blocked tasks, and the opposite, the unblocked tasks. $ task blocked ID Deps Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ---- ------- --- ---------- ------ ----- ----------------------------- 2 1 party H 10/17/2010 3 hrs Select and book a venue 2010/10/16 11:20 Started task 2010/10/16 11:21 Stopped task 5 2 party H 10/22/2010 3 hrs Design invitations 3 6 party 3 hrs Mail invitations 4 1 party 3 hrs Select a caterer 6 5 party 3 hrs Print invitations 5 tasks $ task unblocked ID Deps Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ---- ------- --- ---------- ------ ----- ------------------------------------ 1 party H 10/31/2010 3 hrs Select a free weekend in November 2010/10/16 00:00 the 13th looks good 9 home 10/31/2010 3 hrs Pay rent at the end of the month 8 3 hrs Select some Music for after dinner 3 tasks If we look at task 1 closely, we can see that it is blocking 2 and 4. $ task 1 info Name Value --------------------- ------------------------------------ ID 1 Description Select a free weekend in November 2010/10/16 00:00 the 13th looks good Status Pending Project party Priority H This task is blocking 2 Select and book a venue 4 Select a caterer Due 10/31/2010 UUID 3a6881bb-628b-4f90-93d7-4da563b83d54 Entered 10/16/2010 (3 hrs) And if we look at task 2, we see that it is blocked by 1, and blocking 5. $ task 2 info Name Value --------------------- ------------------------------------ ID 2 Description Select and book a venue 2010/10/16 11:20 Started task 2010/10/16 11:21 Stopped task Status Pending Project party Priority H This task blocked by 1 Select a free weekend in November This task is blocking 5 Design invitations Due 10/17/2010 UUID 773c2b02-919e-4527-95f0-814c19dd198a Entered 10/16/2010 (3 hrs) This is called a dependency chain, which is a string of tasks that are all connected not only by their project, but by dependencies. Now we understand that task 1 should be done first, but you may still violate the laws of physics if you wish. Let's complete task 2 and see what happens. Taskwarrior realizes what you are doing, and offers to fix the dependency chain to reflect what you have done. $ task 2 done Task 2 is blocked by: 1 Select a free weekend in November and is blocking: 5 Design invitations Would you like the dependency chain fixed? (y/n) y Completed 2 'Select and book a venue'. Project 'party' is 12% complete (7 of 8 tasks remaining). Marked 1 task as done. $ task 1 info Name Value --------------------- ------------------------------------ ID 1 Description Select a free weekend in November 2010/10/16 00:00 the 13th looks good Status Pending Project party Priority H This task is blocking 4 Select a caterer 5 Design invitations Due 10/31/2010 UUID 3a6881bb-628b-4f90-93d7-4da563b83d54 Entered 10/16/2010 (3 hrs)

REPORTS

Taskwarrior has a good many reports. There is a report with minimal information: $ task minimal ID Project Description -- ------- ------------------------------------ 7 Select some Music for after dinner 8 home Pay rent at the end of the month 4 party Design invitations 2 party Mail invitations 5 party Print invitations 3 party Select a caterer 1 party Select a free weekend in November 2010/10/16 00:00 the 13th looks good There is the basic report: $ task ls ID Project Pri Description -- ------- --- ------------------------------------ 1 party H Select a free weekend in November 2010/10/16 00:00 the 13th looks good 4 party H Design invitations 7 Select some Music for after dinner 8 home Pay rent at the end of the month 2 party Mail invitations 3 party Select a caterer 5 party Print invitations There is the most common report: $ task list ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- ---------- ------ ----- ------------------------------------ 4 party H 10/22/2010 5 hrs Design invitations 1 party H 10/31/2010 6 hrs Select a free weekend in November 2010/10/16 00:00 the 13th looks good 8 home 10/31/2010 5 hrs Pay rent at the end of the month 7 5 hrs Select some Music for after dinner 2 party 5 hrs Mail invitations 3 party 5 hrs Select a caterer 5 party 5 hrs Print invitations There is a report with most of the data shown: $ task long ID Project Pri Added Started Due Recur Countdown Age Deps Tags Description -- ------- --- ---------- ------- ---------- ------- --------- ----- ---- ---- ------------------------------------ 4 party H 10/16/2010 10/22/2010 -5 days 5 hrs 1 mall Design invitations 1 party H 10/16/2010 10/31/2010 -2 wks 6 hrs Select a free weekend in November 2010/10/16 00:00 the 13th looks good 8 home 10/16/2010 10/31/2010 monthly -2 wks 5 hrs Pay rent at the end of the month 7 10/16/2010 5 hrs Select some Music for after dinner 2 party 10/16/2010 5 hrs 5 Mail invitations 3 party 10/16/2010 5 hrs 1 Select a caterer 5 party 10/16/2010 5 hrs 4 mall Print invitations There is a report containing all tasks, old and new: $ task all ID Project Pri Due Completed Active Age Description -- ------- --- ---------- ---------- ------ ----- ------------------------------------ 9 12/31/2010 3 hrs Look for new apartment 7 5 hrs Select some Music for after dinner - 10/16/2010 6 hrs Come up with a guest list - 10/16/2010 5 hrs Order a special cake 6 home 10/31/2010 5 hrs Pay rent at the end of the month 8 home 10/31/2010 5 hrs Pay rent at the end of the month - party H 10/17/2010 10/16/2010 6 hrs Select and book a venue 2010/10/16 11:20 Started task 2010/10/16 11:21 Stopped task 4 party H 10/22/2010 5 hrs Design invitations 1 party H 10/31/2010 6 hrs Select a free weekend in November 2010/10/16 00:00 the 13th looks good 2 party 6 hrs Mail invitations 5 party 5 hrs Print invitations 3 party 6 hrs Select a caterer There is a report showing completed work: $ task completed Complete Project Pri Age Description ---------- ------- --- ----- ----------------------------- 10/16/2010 party H 6 hrs Select and book a venue 2010/10/16 11:20 Started task 2010/10/16 11:21 Stopped task 10/16/2010 6 hrs Come up with a guest list 10/16/2010 5 hrs Order a special cake There is a report showing recurring tasks only: $ task recurring ID Project Pri Due Recur Active Age Description -- ------- --- ---------- ------- ------ ----- -------------------------------- 8 home 10/31/2010 monthly 5 hrs Pay rent at the end of the month There is a report to show all the waiting tasks: $ task waiting ID Project Pri Wait Age Description -- ------- --- --------- ----- ---------------------- 9 12/1/2010 3 hrs Look for new apartment There is a report showing all the tasks that are blocked via dependencies by other tasks: $ task blocked ID Deps Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ---- ------- --- ---------- ------ ----- ------------------ 4 1 party H 10/22/2010 5 hrs Design invitations 2 5 party 6 hrs Mail invitations 3 1 party 6 hrs Select a caterer 5 4 party 5 hrs Print invitations There is a report showing tasks that are not blocked by dependencies: $ task unblocked ID Deps Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ---- ------- --- ---------- ------ ----- ------------------------------------ 1 party H 10/31/2010 6 hrs Select a free weekend in November 2010/10/16 00:00 the 13th looks good 8 home 10/31/2010 5 hrs Pay rent at the end of the month 7 5 hrs Select some Music for after dinner There is a report showing the oldest tasks: $ task oldest limit:3 ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- ---------- ------ ----- ------------------------------------ 1 party H 10/31/2010 6 hrs Select a free weekend in November 2010/10/16 00:00 the 13th looks good 2 party 6 hrs Mail invitations 3 party 6 hrs Select a caterer There is a report showing the newest tasks: $ task newest limit:3 ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- ---------- ------ ----- ---------------------------------- 8 home 10/31/2010 5 hrs Pay rent at the end of the month 7 5 hrs Select some Music for after dinner 5 party 6 hrs Print invitations There is a report showing the completed and started tasks, by week: $ task timesheet 10/10/2010 - 10/16/2010 Completed (3 tasks) Project Due Description Come up with a guest list Order a special cake party 10/17/2010 Select and book a venue 2010/10/16 11:20 Started task 2010/10/16 11:21 Stopped task Started (0 tasks) And "what should I work on next?" This one can be useful because it pulls a few of the highest priority tasks from all the projects. $ task next ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- ---------- ------ ----- ------------------------------------ 1 party H 10/31/2010 6 hrs Select a free weekend in November 2010/10/16 00:00 the 13th looks good 8 home 10/31/2010 5 hrs Pay rent at the end of the month 7 5 hrs Select some Music for after dinner
CUSTOM REPORTS
You can even define your own custom report. Let's quickly create a custom report - we'll call it foo - and I can choose from a long list of fields to include in the report, but I want to see the ID, the date when I entered the task, and the description. I can specify the labels for those columns, the sort order of the report, and I can filter. $ cat >> ~/.taskrc report.foo.description=My own report report.foo.columns=id,entry,description report.foo.labels=ID,Entered,Description report.foo.sort=entry+,description+ report.foo.filter=status:pending ^D Custom reports also show up on the help output. $ task help | grep foo task foo [tags] [attrs] desc... My own report I can inspect the configuration. $ task show report.foo Config variable Value ---------------------- ---------------------- report.foo.columns id,entry,description report.foo.description My own report report.foo.filter status:pending report.foo.labels ID,Entered,Description report.foo.sort entry+,description+ And they can be run just like the other reports. $ task foo ID Entered Description -- ---------- ------------------------------------ 4 10/16/2010 Design invitations 2 10/16/2010 Mail invitations 8 10/16/2010 Pay rent at the end of the month 5 10/16/2010 Print invitations 3 10/16/2010 Select a caterer 1 10/16/2010 Select a free weekend in November 2010/10/16 00:00 the 13th looks good 7 10/16/2010 Select some Music for after dinner 7 tasks
CHARTS
The history report gives monthly totals of tasks added, completed and deleted. There is also an annual version. $ task history Year Month Added Completed Deleted Net ---- ------- ----- --------- ------- --- 2010 October 19 3 7 9 Average 19 3 7 9 $ task history.annual Year Added Completed Deleted Net ------- ----- --------- ------- --- 2010 19 3 7 9 Average 19 3 7 9 There is a graphical monthly and annual version. [These charts do not show up in a man page] $ task ghistory ... $ task ghistory.annual ... There is a project summary report that shows progress in all the projects. $ task summary Project Remaining Avg age Complete 0% 100% ------- --------- ------- -------- ------------------------------ (none) 2 59 mins 50% =============== home 1 3 hrs 0% party 5 6 hrs 16% ===== 3 projects

ADVANCED FILTERS

Filters are a very powerful tool. First here is an unfiltered list, which shows all tasks. $ task list ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- ---------- ------ ----- ------------------------------------ 4 party H 10/22/2010 6 hrs Design invitations 1 party H 10/31/2010 6 hrs Select a free weekend in November 2010/10/16 00:00 the 13th looks good 8 home 10/31/2010 6 hrs Pay rent at the end of the month 7 6 hrs Select some Music for after dinner 2 party 6 hrs Mail invitations 3 party 6 hrs Select a caterer 5 party 6 hrs Print invitations 7 tasks Now again, but with the text 'invit', which acts as a filter on the description field. $ task list invit ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- ---------- ------ ----- ------------------ 4 party H 10/22/2010 6 hrs Design invitations 2 party 6 hrs Mail invitations 5 party 6 hrs Print invitations 3 tasks This is the equivalent form using attribute modifiers. In this example we are filtering on descriptions that contain the word fragment. Here we are using the 'contains' modifier, but there are many others. $ task list description.contains:invit ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- ---------- ------ ----- ------------------ 4 party H 10/22/2010 6 hrs Design invitations 2 party 6 hrs Mail invitations 5 party 6 hrs Print invitations 3 tasks All tasks containing the whole word 'the'. See how annotations are also searched? $ task list desc.word:the ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- ---------- ------ ----- ------------------------------------ 1 party H 10/31/2010 6 hrs Select a free weekend in November 2010/10/16 00:00 the 13th looks good 8 home 10/31/2010 6 hrs Pay rent at the end of the month 2 tasks Here is a list of all tasks that do not contain the whole word 'invitations'. $ task list desc.noword:invitations ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- ---------- ------ ----- ------------------------------------ 1 party H 10/31/2010 6 hrs Select a free weekend in November 2010/10/16 00:00 the 13th looks good 8 home 10/31/2010 6 hrs Pay rent at the end of the month 7 6 hrs Select some Music for after dinner 3 party 6 hrs Select a caterer 4 tasks Here list all tasks in the 'party' project. And the full equivalent. Here list tasks that are not in the 'party' project. I could have also used 'isnt' here - there are several synonyms for modifiers, so that the filter can be written so that it reads naturally. $ task list pro:party $ task list pro.is:party $ task list pro.not:party Here the 'over' modifier is filtering on priorities that sort higher than 'Low', and also filtering on the 'party' project. There are two terms in this filter. $ task list pro:party pri.over:L ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- ---------- ------ ----- ------------------------------------ 4 party H 10/22/2010 6 hrs Design invitations 1 party H 10/31/2010 6 hrs Select a free weekend in November 2010/10/16 00:00 the 13th looks good 2 tasks Same again, but only show me the first two tasks. Now all tasks, but just show the first page of tasks. I don't have a page full of tasks here, but you get the idea. $ task list pro:party limit:2 ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- ---------- ------ ----- ------------------------------------ 4 party H 10/22/2010 6 hrs Design invitations 1 party H 10/31/2010 6 hrs Select a free weekend in November 2010/10/16 00:00 the 13th looks good 2 tasks, 2 shown $ task list limit:page ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- ---------- ------ ----- ------------------------------------ 4 party H 10/22/2010 6 hrs Design invitations 1 party H 10/31/2010 6 hrs Select a free weekend in November 2010/10/16 00:00 the 13th looks good 2 tasks Now you can see how some of the built-in reports work. The 'list' report is just all tasks, filtered so that only the pending tasks are shown. $ task all status:pending ... The 'waiting' report is similarly defined. $ task all status:waiting ...

IMPORT/EXPORT

You can export your tasks. Here you see all tasks being exported in CSV format. $ task export.csv 'uuid','status','tags','entry','start','due','recur','end','project','priority','fg','bg','description' '3a6881bb-628b-4f90-93d7-4da563b83d54','pending','',1287237300,,1288497600,,,'party','H',,,'Select a free weekend in November' '4a1de9aa-9b00-41ec-8d00-e0d0131e0e0d','pending','',1287237365,,,,,'party',,,,'Mail invitations' '2a65e922-ff18-4db1-b867-dbe745b9626a','pending','',1287237372,,,,,'party',,,,'Select a caterer' ... Let's just export one task in CSV format... $ task export.csv venue 'uuid','status','tags','entry','start','due','recur','end','project','priority','fg','bg','description' '773c2b02-919e-4527-95f0-814c19dd198a','completed','',1287237350,,1287288000,,1287250285,'party','H',,,'Select and book a venue' Or in VCalendar format... $ task export.vcalendar venue BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//GBF//task 1.9.4.beta1//EN BEGIN:VTODO UID:773c2b02-919e-4527-95f0-814c19dd198a DTSTAMP:20101016T135550Z DUE:20101017T040000Z COMPLETED:20101016T173125Z SUMMARY:Select and book a venue CLASS:PRIVATE PRIORITY:1 STATUS:COMPLETED COMMENT:Started task COMMENT:Stopped task END:VTODO END:VCALENDAR Or YAML. $ task export.yaml venue %YAML 1.1 --- task: depends: 3a6881bb-628b-4f90-93d7-4da563b83d54 description: Select and book a venue due: 1287288000 end: 1287250285 entry: 1287237350 priority: H project: party status: completed uuid: 773c2b02-919e-4527-95f0-814c19dd198a annotation: entry: 1287242411 description: Started task annotation: entry: 1287242506 description: Stopped task ... I can also import. Here I am importing simple lines of text. Taskwarrior recognizes the format by looking inside the file and making a guess, then confirms. $ cat file.text Remember to read the task man page $ task import file.text This looks like a text file with one task per line. Okay to proceed? (y/n) y Imported 1 tasks successfully, with 0 errors. Here is a YAML example. Taskwarrior can read several formats, including old versions of its data files. Using YAML, you can round- trip the data without loss, which means you can export and import without any missing information. This also means that 'export.yaml' is good for making a backup copy of your tasks. $ cat file.yaml %YAML 1.1 --- task: description: Visit //taskwarrior.org due: 1281844800 entry: 1281289630 priority: H project: work status: pending uuid: 23afada0-a446-8d5a-c213-30d99d52c4b0 ... $ task import file.yaml This looks like a YAML file. Okay to proceed? (y/n) y Imported 1 tasks successfully. Here are the imported tasks. $ task new limit:2 ID Project Pri Due Active Age Description -- ------- --- ---------- ------ ----- ------------------------------------ 11 work H 8/15/2010 9 wks Visit //taskwarrior.org 10 1 min Remember to read the task man page 9 tasks, 2 shown

HELP

You'll find a quick reference page built in, with the 'help' command, or perhaps you'll want to take a look at the several man pages installed. $ task help ...

CREDITS & COPYRIGHTS

task was written by P. Beckingham <paul@beckingham.net>. Copyright (C) 2006 - 2011 P. Beckingham This man page was originally written by Federico Hernandez, and has been modified and supplemented by Paul Beckingham. task is distributed under the GNU General Public License. See //www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.txt for more information.
SEE ALSO
task(1), taskrc(5), task-faq(5), task-color(5), task-sync(5) For more information regarding task, the following may be referenced: The official site at <//taskwarrior.org> The official code repository at <git://tasktools.org/task.git/> You can contact the project by writing an email to <support@taskwarrior.org>
REPORTING BUGS
Bugs in task may be reported to the issue-tracker at <//taskwarrior.org> TASK-TUTORIAL(5)
 
 
 

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