Remember The Milk Command Line Interface
If you already have Node installed, this program can be
npm install -g rtm-cli
which will install the executable
rtm into your
Note: RTM CLI requires Node version >= 7.5.0
Standalone executables, that do not require a pre-existing installation of Node, are available in the Releases page.
The main usage of the program:
Usage: rtm [options] <command> [command arguments] Options: -V, --version output the version number -p, --plain do not use styled/colored text (overrides --color) -c, --color force the use of styled/colored text -s, --status toggle the display of the status spinner -x, --completed [value] set display of completed tasks (true/false/number of days) -d, --hideDue [value] hide tasks due more than n days from today (false/number of days) -f, --config [file] specify configuration file -v, --verbose print stack traces on errors -h, --help output usage information Commands: add|a [task...] Add a new Task addList|al [name] [filter...] Add a new List or Smart List addTags|at [index] [tags...] Add one or more tags to a Task archiveList|arl [name...] Archive a List comp|x [indices...] Complete one or more Tasks decPri|- [indices...] Decrease the Priority of one or more Tasks due [index] [due...] Set the Due Date of a Task edit [index] [name...] Change the name of a Task incPri|+ [indices...] Increase the Priority of one or more Tasks lists|l Display all lists login Add RTM User information logout Remove RTM User information ls [filter...] List all tasks sorted first by list then by priority lsd [filter...] List all tasks sorted first by due date then by priority lsp [filter...] List all tasks sorted first by priority then due date move|mv [index] [list...] Move Task to a different List planner [options] [filter...] Display tasks in a weekly planner (--start: sun, mon, today) postpone|pp [indices...] Postpone one or more Tasks pri|p [index] [priority] Change Task Priority remove|rm [indices...] Remove one or more Tasks removeList|rml [name...] Remove a List removeTags|rmt [index] [tags...] Remove one or more tags from a Task renameList|mvl [oldName] [newName] Rename a List reset Reset cached task indices setUrl|su [index] [url] Set the URL of a Task tags|t Display all tags uncomp|unc [indices...] Mark one or more Tasks as not complete url [options] [index...] Display the associated URL of a Task whoami Display RTM user information overdue Display incomplete tasks that are overdue
An interactive mode is started when no commands are given to
allows commands to be given sequentially.
quit command to leave the interactive mode.
Full Usage Information
For full documentation on the usage of the built-in commands and options, see the Command Reference.
RTM CLI has a number of properties that can be configured using a separate JSON configuration
file. The default user configuration file is located at
$HOME/.rtm.json but can be changed
--config <file> option.
Currently, the configuration can customize:
- the formats of displayed dates
- styled text output for different task properties
- the display of completed tasks
- the display of tasks with due dates in the future
- custom aliases for existing commands
- these are useful for applying commonly used RTM advanced search filters to display commands
ls dueBefore:today AND status:incomplete
For full documentation on the configuration properties, see the Configuration Reference.
RTM CLI supports adding additional commands through plugins.
- Export - rtm-plugin-export
- Provides an
exportcommand to export tasks to a CSV file
- Provides an
For information on installing plugins, see the Plugin Reference.
For information on creating commands, see the Creating Commands section in the Project Wiki.