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language-todotxt package


This package adds syntax highlighting to todo.txt files in the Atom text editor.

Originally converted from the tmTodoTXT TextMate bundle.

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Copyright (c) 2011, Philipp Fehre All rights reserved.

Copyright (c) 2014, 2017, Brandon Padgett All rights reserved.

Copyright (c) 2017, 2018 Evan Prodromou All rights reserved.

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Code of conduct

This project has adopted a code of conduct in order to be welcoming to all participants.


When you are in todo.txt mode, you have access to the following commands:

  • todotxt:add: add a new task on the line below the current line
  • todotxt:done: mark the task on the current line done
  • todotxt:priority-a set the priority of the current task to A
  • todotxt:priority-b set the priority of the current task to B
  • todotxt:priority-c set the priority of the current task to C
  • ... (same thing for D-Y)
  • todotxt:priority-z set the priority of the current task to Z

There is also an autocompletion function when you are typing out a context or a priority.

Useful packages for todo.txt files

One nice thing about the todo.txt format is that it's easily managed with basic text sorting and filtering tools. Here are some that are available for Atom:

  • sort-lines. It sorts lines. Very useful for todo.txt.
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