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cypa
@cypa
Hi
anybody?
excuse me, is there simple serverless js app?
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cypa
@cypa
no one?
adaschma
@adaschma:matrix.org
[m]
never tried it, though
Adam Ben-David
@AdamBD
hi all, brand new noob to todo.txt. I am using the mac CLI from brew, and built an alfred workflow to be able to run a shell command to todo.sh. I am running into an issue where sometimes new tasks are appended to the lines of the prior completed task (looks like an iteration issue on the number) anyone run into this kind of problem before?
adaschma
@adaschma:matrix.org
[m]
@AdamBD: I haven't had or seen that problem. But it sounds to me like it is a problem of inconsistent line seperators. Traditionally mac uses one char to mark line endings and unix uses a different one.
Take a look at https://formulae.brew.sh/formula-linux/dos2unix to make them consistant
Adam Ben-David
@AdamBD
@adaschma:matrix.org thanks! question though, if my CLI / Dekstop client are both running on my mac why would I run into this line separator issue (Though that does seem to be the problem as I see one message appended to a previous entry as noted)
/ where would I insert this into the flow?
adaschma
@adaschma:matrix.org
[m]
The todotxt-CLI has a history in the unix world and mac has a history in both the unix (as macOS X was based on NeXt; a unix) and the mac world (mac 9 and earlier had no unix history). This can lead to some strange edge causes. Call the mac2unix before the CLI call that causes the problem. HTH
MarkEDunn
@MarkEDunn
Hi, I'm new to Gitter and to todotxt. I love the idea of todotxt, but it seems mainly aimed at opensource developers. I thought I would use it to have a todo list on dropbox and use it via my PC, my iPhone and iPad. However, I couldn't find tools that worked for the iPhone on dropbox.
I am seriously investigating using excel instead. I suspect this will support my basic user level functionality. I would be interested in feedback on using some other tools than basic text editors or open source tools that have limited availability to a non developer. Note, I will probably print off my todo list occasionally to carry around in written form as well.
buscon
@buscon
hi, I am wondering how you can add the priority of a task when you add a task
Ingo Karkat
@inkarkat
@buscon There's the adda custom action in the add-on directory (which has a fixed priority (A)), or you could use my addpri add-on (which takes a priority: todo.sh PRIORITY "THING I NEED TO DO +project @context").
buscon
@buscon

@inkarkat thank you! that does what I was looking for!

as a possible alternative I found, without using plugins, you write it like this:
todo-txt add "(PRIORITY)" "THING I NEED TO DO"

Ingo Karkat
@inkarkat
@buscon Yeah sure, as long as you don't use any features like -t (TODOTXT_DATE_ON_ADD), you can simply prepend the (PRIO) to the text itself. If you're limiting yourself to a basic use of the tool, that can be fine. For advanced uses (e.g. with custom markers and more automation), I would prefer to manipulate the tasks through consistent, higher-level commands (like addpri).
buscon
@buscon
@inkarkat actually my solution was working with -t too. in any case I will probably use addpri, it does exactly what I need
Ingo Karkat
@inkarkat
@buscon Ah right, there's special handling for keeping the (PRIO) at the beginning when inserting the date; I forgot.
buscon
@buscon
@inkarkat NP, thank you!
Martin Roberts
@mroberts1
I can't install todo.sh properly on MacOS 11.4, in spite of following all instructions. I installed with Homebrew, then configured .todo.cfg to find directory in "/~/Documents/todo" but todo can't find the todo.txt file. Any suggestions much appreciated!
FYI my .todo.cfg directory for todo.txt is set as 'export TODO_DIR=$(/Users/myusername/Documents/todo "$0")' - exactly as in the #comment in the file - and the error I keep getting from the CLI is '/Users/dokoissho/.todo.cfg: line 5: /Users/dokoissho/Documents/todo: Is a directory'
Martin Roberts
@mroberts1
I've tried putting the todo.txt file in my root directory with the same contradictory result: '/Users/dokoissho/.todo.cfg: line 5: /Users/dokoissho: Is a directory
Fatal Error: is not a directory'
Ingo Karkat
@inkarkat
The default configuration (export TODO_DIR=$(dirname "$0")) uses the script's directory as the directory; most users want to set their own directory (export TODO_DIR="/Users/gina/Documents/todo"); you seem to have used a mixture of both, with code execution ($(...)) and a static directory. Try export TODO_DIR="/Users/dokoissho/Documents/todo" instead.
Martin Roberts
@mroberts1
@inkarkat Yes that was the problem - just the path solved the problem as you said. Many thanks!
WerStock
@WerStock_twitter
hi, total ubuntu newbie here. kinda got the todo.sh working bc intrigued by the concept. am now trying to get the todo.txt directory changed to my google drive (so it gets synced to other devices). is that possible at all? changing the path in the todo.cfg even to non-cloud folders on my computer doesn't seem to change anything.
sorry if this is dumb.
adaschma
@adaschma:matrix.org
[m]
The easiest way to use it under Ubuntu is to apt install todotxt-cli. Then the todo.sh script is named todo-txt and the configuration file is .todo/config under your home directory. Chaning the path of the todo.txt-directory is something that a lot of people do (me included) so it does work. What went wrong? Are you sure you are changing the correct file? Does changing other configuration in that file work? If so could you post your export TODO_DIR and export TODO_FILE lines?
To get it on google drive I suggest mounting it with rclone: https://github.com/rclone/rclone