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TODO.TXT Command Line Interface

If you’ve got a file called todo.txt on your computer right now, you’re in the right place. Countless software applications and web sites can manage your to-do list with all sorts of bells and whistles. But if you don’t want to depend on someone else’s data format or someone else’s server, a plain text file is the way to go.

Problem is, you don’t want to launch a full-blown text editor every time you need to add an item to your to-do list, or mark one that’s already there as complete. With a simple but powerful shell script called, you can interact with todo.txt at the command line for quick and easy, Unix-y access.


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Platform Compatibility has been tested on:

  • Cygwin for Windows
  • Mac OS X 10.4+ Terminal
  • Ubuntu 5.10 / Sed 4.1.4 / Grep 2.5.1 / Cat 5.2.1 / wc 5.2.1

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