Kanban.bash – A Personal Commandline Todo Manager For Linux
A little while ago, we were delighted to write about a commandline todo task manager called “Taskwarrior”. Today, we will be discussing yet another todo manager called “Kanban.bash”. It is not just a todo application, but also very powerful tool to manage and measure productivity. Using this tool, you can manage your everyday tasks and measure each day’s productivity to know how you perform in daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
Installing Kanban.bash is absolutely trivial.
Just, download the latest version using “wget” command:
$ wget "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/coderofsalvation/kanban.bash/master/kanban"
And, make it as executable:
$ chmod 755 kanban
Start using it using command:
It’s that simple.
If you’re too lazy to type the full command, you can add it to your PATH and make an alias for it.
$ cp ./kanban ~/bin
$ echo 'export PATH=$PATH:~/bin' >> ~/.bashrc
$ echo 'alias k=./kanban' >> ~/.bashrc
$ source ~/.bashrc
Now, you can just type “k” to use Kanban.bash utility.
If you created an alias, you can just use”k” without quotes to use it. If you didn’t create an alias, just use the full command i.e “./kanban”.
I assume you have created alias for kanban.bash. From now on, I will use “k” instead of “./kanban”.
To view the help section, just type:
To add a task, run:
Enter the task description, choose a status (BACKLOG, HOLD, DOING, CODE, DONE), and enter a tag.
$ k add enter description: > Write an article about Bash.hash enter one of statuses: BACKLOG HOLD DOING CODE DONE > DOING enter one of tags: > Articles
To view the list of all tasks, run:
$ k list id status tag description history - - - - - 2 DOING Articles Write an article about Bash.hash D
You can also view the task by status like below.
$ k show DOING | DOING |------ | 2 Articles Write an article about Bash.hash
You can edit the tasks by using their id.
$ k <id>
The above command will edit the item that has id 2.
Once you completed a task, you can mark them as done like below.
$ k 2 DONE DOING -> DONE
To view the stats, run:
$ k stats status DDONE 1 ▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆▆
To view only the stats of completed tasks,
$ k stats status DONE
For more details, just type:
Hope this helps. I will be soon here with another useful guide. Until then, stay tuned with OSTechNix.