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Python scripting and scenarios for Habitica.

Travis CI Documentation Status Apache 2.0 License PyPI

Note You can use the Github issues for bugs and feature requests, however most task and feature planning is carried out in a private Trello board. Access can be provided on request.


To install the latest release from PyPI:

pip install scriptabit

If you already have scriptabit installed, then upgrade with:

pip install --upgrade scriptabit

Habitica Credentials

You require an authentication credentials file in your home directory containing your Habitica API Key and User ID. The file should have a typical ini file structure, with the following section:

userid =
apikey =

Additional sections can be added, and the section name to use can be supplied as a command-line argument.

If you do not already have a .auth.cfg file, a default will be created when you first run scriptabit. You can then fill in your account values.

Once you have entered your Habitica credentials, test them with the -sud command (short for --show-user-data):

scriptabit -sud

If everything is set up correctly, you should see a summary of your character data printed to the console.

Note that your API key is effectively a password to your Habitica account. You should make sure the .auth.cfg file is protected, and never share the key with others. On Linux and related systems, you can set the permissions as follows:

chmod 600 .auth.cfg

Trello Credentials

If you wish to use the Trello plugin, you will need to add your Trello credentials to the .auth.cfg file as follows:

apikey =
apisecret =
token =
tokensecret =

Your API key and API secret can be obtained here.

Your authorisation token and token secret will be obtained through an interactive process when you first run the trello plugin. You must first save your API key and API secret to the .auth.cfg file before you will be able to obtain the token and tokensecret.


scriptabit is a command-line application. Help on the available commands can be obtained by running:

$ scriptabit --help

Operations include:

  • -sud: Show user data.
  • -hp n: Set the user health to n
  • -mp n: Set the user's mana points to n
  • -xp n: Set experience points to n
  • -gp n: Set gold to n
  • -ls: List available plugins.

After running scriptabit at least once, configuration files will be created in ~/.config/scriptabit/. These can be edited to change the default options. You can revert to the installation defaults by deleting the files (they will be recreated on the next run).

See the :ref:`detailed-usage` section for detailed instructions on specific functionality.

Finally, most of the built-in plugins define a convenience command-line application name:

  • sb-banking is a shortcut for scriptabit --run banking
  • sb-csv is a shortcut for scriptabit --run csv_tasks
  • sb-health is a shortcut for scriptabit --run health_effects
  • sb-pets is a shortcut for scriptabit --run pet_care
  • sb-trello is a shortcut for scriptabit --run trello
  • sb-tasks is a shortcut for scriptabit --run tasks

When using the shortcuts, all other command-line arguments are the same as when running scriptabit.

Notification Panel

By default, most scriptabit operations update a scoreless habit in Habitica with some status information. This can be useful when you have some functions running in an update loop.

The use of this panel can be controlled with the use-notification-panel argument, either on the command line or by setting a value into the scriptabit.cfg file. Set to 0 or False to suppress the panel.

Habitica Tags

By default, scriptabit applies the scriptabit tag to all the tasks it creates in Habitica. This behaviour can be controlled with the --tags option. It accepts a comma-separated list of tags.

To disable the use of tags, set the option to an empty string: --tags ""

Writing Plugins

User plugins should be placed into the scriptabit_plugins directory. This will be created in your home directory the first time scriptabit runs. Due to an initialisation order issue, this directory location cannot be specified on the command line (the plugin directory needs to be located before processing command line arguments so that plugins get a chance to add additional arguments). If the SCRIPTABIT_USER_PLUGIN_DIR environment variable is defined, then this location will be used instead of the default location.

Note that plugin data files may also be written to the user plugin directory

All plugins should subclass the IPlugin class. Refer to the API documentation for details of the available methods.

Also refer to the API documentation (and the view source option) for the sample plugin which can be used as a template for new plugins.

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