A customisable bash/Perl script that shows your TODO list in your terminal window
Inspired by this post on reddit: reddit.com/r/bash/comments/6kvl4m
@whetu said: “I suspect it’s maybe do-able with some
tput trickery combined with
That made me wonder how do-able it was. Very do-able.
TODO.sh somewhere accessible (
~/bin/TODO.sh for instance), set up your
PROMPT_COMMAND variable and
TODO to the script location:
PROMPT_COMMAND=~/bin/TODO.sh alias TODO=~/bin/TODO.sh
TODO "I need to do this thing" TODO "and I have to do this thing too"
or if you’re feeling really crazy:
grep -Rn 'TODO\|FIXME' ~/project | perl -pe 's/:[^:]+TODO/:TODO/' | TODO -s
which will add all
~/project. Yeah, you probably don’t wanna do that.
From then on you should see your list appearing in the top right-hand corner of your terminal. It’s numbered so you can run things like:
TODO -t 4 # toggles item 4 as done/not done TODO -d 2 # deleted item 2 from your list
This script assumes you want to work on
~/TODO, but you can change the path to the file in
TODO.sh itself, along with a few other settings.