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lst - manage lists in files

I keep lot of lists, usually I edit them with vim, this will end... today.

lst is a small program that provides functionality to manipulate lists of things.

general help

usage: lst [-h] {add,remove,purge,slice,head,tail,filter,export} ...

positional arguments:
  {add,remove,purge,slice,head,tail,filter,export}
    add                 add an element to a list
    remove              remove element from list
    purge               purge removed items from the file
    slice               show a slice of the list
    head                show the first N elements of the list
    tail                show the last N elements of the list
    filter              show elements that match the filter

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit

add command

usage: lst add [-h] [-a | -i INDEX] [-t TAG [TAG ...]] LIST MSG [MSG ...]

positional arguments:
  LIST
  MSG

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -t TAG [TAG ...], --tags TAG [TAG ...]
                        tag message with specified tag

examples

# add item with tags

$  ~  lst add todos do something interesting -t tag1 tag2 tag3
* Tue Jul 10 17:55:46 2012 do something interesting # tag1 tag2 tag3

# add item without tags

$  ~  lst add todos do something else
* Tue Jul 10 17:55:55 2012 do something else

remove command

usage: lst remove [-h] [-a | -i INDEX [INDEX ...]] [-f] LIST

positional arguments:
  LIST

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -a, --all             remove all elements from list
  -i INDEX [INDEX ...], --index INDEX [INDEX ...]
                        remove elements at index
  -f, --force           don't ask for confirmation

examples

# example items from a list

0 * Tue Jul 10 17:55:46 2012 do something interesting # tag1 tag2 tag3
1 * Tue Jul 10 17:55:55 2012 do something else
2 * Tue Jul 10 17:59:20 2012 conquer the world
3 * Tue Jul 10 17:59:28 2012 do this demo # recursive

# remove the item at index 1

$  ~  lst remove todos -i 1

# result

0 * Tue Jul 10 17:55:46 2012 do something interesting # tag1 tag2 tag3
1 x Tue Jul 10 17:55:55 2012 do something else
2 * Tue Jul 10 17:59:20 2012 conquer the world
3 * Tue Jul 10 17:59:28 2012 do this demo # recursive

# remove items at index 0 and 3
$  ~  lst remove todos -i 0 3

# result

0 x Tue Jul 10 17:55:46 2012 do something interesting # tag1 tag2 tag3
1 x Tue Jul 10 17:55:55 2012 do something else
2 * Tue Jul 10 17:59:20 2012 conquer the world
3 x Tue Jul 10 17:59:28 2012 do this demo # recursive

purge command

usage: lst purge [-h] [-f] LIST

positional arguments:
  LIST

optional arguments:
  -h, --help   show this help message and exit
  -f, --force  don't ask for confirmation

examples

# example items from a list

0 x Tue Jul 10 17:55:46 2012 do something interesting # tag1 tag2 tag3
1 x Tue Jul 10 17:55:55 2012 do something else
2 * Tue Jul 10 17:59:20 2012 conquer the world
3 x Tue Jul 10 17:59:28 2012 do this demo # recursive

$  ~  lst purge todos
are you sure you want to purge the list? [yes/no] yes

# result (removed items are completely removed from the list)

0 * Tue Jul 10 17:59:20 2012 conquer the world

slice command

usage: lst slice [-h] [-a] [-i] LIST BEGIN END STEP

positional arguments:
  LIST
  BEGIN
  END
  STEP

optional arguments:
  -h, --help        show this help message and exit
  -a, --show-all    show removed elements too
  -i, --show-index  show the absolute index of the item

examples

# slice from 0 to 2 with step 1

$  ~  lst slice todos 0 2 1
* Tue Jul 10 17:59:20 2012 conquer the world
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:16 2012 do thing 1

# same as before but displaying index

$  ~  lst slice todos 0 2 1 -i
0 * Tue Jul 10 17:59:20 2012 conquer the world
1 * Tue Jul 10 18:02:16 2012 do thing 1

# slice from 0 to 4 with step 2 showing index

$  ~  lst slice todos 0 4 2 -i
0 * Tue Jul 10 17:59:20 2012 conquer the world
2 * Tue Jul 10 18:02:16 2012 do thing 1

# slice from 0 to 4 with step 1 showing index

$  ~  lst slice todos 0 4 1 -i
0 * Tue Jul 10 17:59:20 2012 conquer the world
1 * Tue Jul 10 18:02:16 2012 do thing 1
3 * Tue Jul 10 18:02:28 2012 do thing 3 # tag task3

# slice from 0 to 4 with step 1 showing index and removed items

$  ~  lst slice todos 0 4 1 -i -a
0 * Tue Jul 10 17:59:20 2012 conquer the world
1 * Tue Jul 10 18:02:16 2012 do thing 1
2 x Tue Jul 10 18:02:19 2012 do thing 2 # tag
3 * Tue Jul 10 18:02:28 2012 do thing 3 # tag task3

head command

usage: lst head [-h] [-a] [-i] [-c COUNT] LIST

positional arguments:
  LIST

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -a, --show-all        show removed elements too
  -i, --show-index      show the absolute index of the item
  -c COUNT, --count COUNT

examples

# list first items with default count (10)

$  ~  lst head todos
* Tue Jul 10 17:59:20 2012 conquer the world
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:16 2012 do thing 1
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:19 2012 do thing 2 # tag
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:28 2012 do thing 3 # tag task3
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:35 2012 do thing 4 # task task4
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:43 2012 do thing 5 # task

# list first two

$  ~  lst head todos -c 2
* Tue Jul 10 17:59:20 2012 conquer the world
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:16 2012 do thing 1

# list first 4 with index

$  ~  lst head todos -c 4 -i
0 * Tue Jul 10 17:59:20 2012 conquer the world
1 * Tue Jul 10 18:02:16 2012 do thing 1
2 * Tue Jul 10 18:02:19 2012 do thing 2 # tag
3 * Tue Jul 10 18:02:28 2012 do thing 3 # tag task3

# remove one

$  ~  lst remove todos -i 2

# list again (see that item at index 2 is missing)

$  ~  lst head todos -i
0 * Tue Jul 10 17:59:20 2012 conquer the world
1 * Tue Jul 10 18:02:16 2012 do thing 1
3 * Tue Jul 10 18:02:28 2012 do thing 3 # tag task3
4 * Tue Jul 10 18:02:35 2012 do thing 4 # task task4
5 * Tue Jul 10 18:02:43 2012 do thing 5 # task

# list all (see that item at index 2 is marked as removed)

$  ~  lst head todos -i -a
0 * Tue Jul 10 17:59:20 2012 conquer the world
1 * Tue Jul 10 18:02:16 2012 do thing 1
2 x Tue Jul 10 18:02:19 2012 do thing 2 # tag
3 * Tue Jul 10 18:02:28 2012 do thing 3 # tag task3
4 * Tue Jul 10 18:02:35 2012 do thing 4 # task task4
5 * Tue Jul 10 18:02:43 2012 do thing 5 # task

tail command

usage: lst tail [-h] [-a] [-i] [-c COUNT] LIST

positional arguments:
  LIST

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -a, --show-all        show removed elements too
  -i, --show-index      show the absolute index of the item
  -c COUNT, --count COUNT

examples

# list last items with default count (10)

$  ~  lst tail todos
* Tue Jul 10 17:59:20 2012 conquer the world
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:16 2012 do thing 1
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:28 2012 do thing 3 # tag task3
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:35 2012 do thing 4 # task task4
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:43 2012 do thing 5 # task

# list last two

$  ~  lst tail todos -c 2
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:35 2012 do thing 4 # task task4
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:43 2012 do thing 5 # task

# list last 4 with index

$  ~  lst tail todos -c 4 -i
1 * Tue Jul 10 18:02:16 2012 do thing 1
3 * Tue Jul 10 18:02:28 2012 do thing 3 # tag task3
4 * Tue Jul 10 18:02:35 2012 do thing 4 # task task4
5 * Tue Jul 10 18:02:43 2012 do thing 5 # task

# list all (see that item at index 2 is marked as removed)

$  ~  lst tail todos -c 4 -i -a
2 x Tue Jul 10 18:02:19 2012 do thing 2 # tag
3 * Tue Jul 10 18:02:28 2012 do thing 3 # tag task3
4 * Tue Jul 10 18:02:35 2012 do thing 4 # task task4
5 * Tue Jul 10 18:02:43 2012 do thing 5 # task

filter command

usage: lst filter [-h] [-a] [-i] [-t TAG [TAG ...] | -T TAG [TAG ...]]
                  LIST [QUERY [QUERY ...]]

positional arguments:
  LIST
  QUERY

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -a, --show-all        show removed elements too
  -i, --show-index      show the absolute index of the item
  -t TAG [TAG ...], --tags TAG [TAG ...]
                        show elements that have *any* of the tags
  -T TAG [TAG ...], --all-tags TAG [TAG ...]
                        show elements that have *all* of the tags

examples

# apply no filter

$  ~  lst filter todos
* Tue Jul 10 17:59:20 2012 conquer the world
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:16 2012 do thing 1
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:28 2012 do thing 3 # tag task3
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:35 2012 do thing 4 # task task4
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:43 2012 do thing 5 # task

# list items that contain the word "thing"

$  ~  lst filter todos thing
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:16 2012 do thing 1
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:28 2012 do thing 3 # tag task3
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:35 2012 do thing 4 # task task4
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:43 2012 do thing 5 # task

# list items that contain the word "thing" or the tag "task"

$  ~  lst filter todos thing -t task
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:16 2012 do thing 1
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:28 2012 do thing 3 # tag task3
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:35 2012 do thing 4 # task task4
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:35 2012 do thing 4 # task task4
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:43 2012 do thing 5 # task
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:43 2012 do thing 5 # task

# list items that contain the tag "task"

$  ~  lst filter todos -t task
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:35 2012 do thing 4 # task task4
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:43 2012 do thing 5 # task

# list items that contain the tag "task" or "tag"

$  ~  lst filter todos -t task tag
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:28 2012 do thing 3 # tag task3
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:35 2012 do thing 4 # task task4
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:43 2012 do thing 5 # task

# list items that contain the tag "task" and "tag"

$  ~  lst filter todos -T task tag

# list items that contain the tag "task" and "task4"

$  ~  lst filter todos -T task task4
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:35 2012 do thing 4 # task task4

# list items that contain the tag "task" or "task4"

$  ~  lst filter todos -t task task4
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:35 2012 do thing 4 # task task4
* Tue Jul 10 18:02:43 2012 do thing 5 # task

# list items that contain the word "world"

$  ~  lst filter todos world
* Tue Jul 10 17:59:20 2012 conquer the world

configuration

by default the configuration is looked up in .config/lst

the file contains a JSON object with the configuration of the program with the following subojects:

lists

the lists object contains as keys the names of the lists that you want to configure and as values the configuration for those lists, for example:

if the path to a list doesn't exists it's created:

{
    "lists": {
        "links": {
            "format": "src/me/links/%Y/%m.links" // strftime format can be used
        }
    }
}

fields

format
is the path to the list, you can use ~ to refer to the user's home and any format from datetime.strftime

details

license

MIT + optional beer for the author

author

marianoguerra

tools

python 3

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