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NAME

       etm_qt - manage events and tasks using simple text files

SYNOPSIS

         etm_qt  [path] [acmnsv?l]

DESCRIPTION

       With  no  arguments,  etm will use settings from the configuration file ~/.etm/etm.cfg and
       open the GUI.

       If the first argument is the path to a directory which contains a file named etm.cfg, then
       settings from that file will be used instead.

       If  the  first  argument, other than the optional path, is either "a", "c", "m", "n", "s",
       "?" or "l" (lower case L), then the remaining arguments will be executed  by  etm  without
       opening the GUI.

       Editing  requires  that  edit_cmd  is specified in etm.cfg. If hg_commit is also specified
       then changes will automatically be committed.

OPTIONS

       a      ARGS      display an action report using the  remaining  arguments  as  the  report
              specification.

       c      ARGS       display  a  custom  report  using  the remaining arguments as the report
              specification.

       m      INT       display a report using the remaining argument, which must be  a  positive
              integer,    to    display   a   report   using   the   corresponding   entry   from
              'report_specifications' (specified in etm.cfg). Use ? m  to  display  the  numbered
              list of entries from this file.

       n      ARGS        create   a   new  item  using  the  remaining  arguments  as  the  item
              specification. If ARGS is not given, then use edit_cmd to create the new item.

       s      display the next few days from the day view combined with any items in the now  and
              next views. This command uses no further arguments.

       v      display the etm version and system information.

       ?      display  this  command  line help information or, if followed by a, c, m or s, then
              display help information about the specified command.

       l      begin an interactive shell loop in which commands can be  adjusted  and  run  again
              without reloading the data files.

   ADDITIONAL SHELL LOOP COMMANDS
       C      INT        if there is an item number INT among those displayed by the previous 'c'
              or 's' command then open the editor with a COPY  of  that  item  for  editing.  The
              edited copy will be saved as a new item.

       d      INT        if there is an item number INT among those displayed by the previous 'c'
              or 's' command then delete that item, first prompting for confirmation.

       e      INT       if there is an item number INT among those displayed by the previous  'c'
              or 's' command then open that ITEM for editing.

       E      INT        if there is an item number INT among those displayed by the previous 'c'
              or 's' command then open the FILE containing that item for editing.

       f      INT       if there is an item number INT among those displayed by the previous  'c'
              or  's'  command  and  that  item  is  an  unfinished task, then first prompt for a
              completion date and time and then mark the task finished.

       h      ARGS      if 'hg_command' is specified in etm.cfg, then execute that  command  with
              ARGS.

       i      INT        if there is an item number INT among those displayed by the previous 'c'
              or 's' command then display the details of that item.

       o      open etm.cfg for editing.

       r      open 'report_specifications' (specified in etm.cfg) for editing.

       S      INT       if there is an item number INT among those displayed by the previous  'c'
              or 's' command then change the date and time of that item.

       t      toggle the display of item numbers in 'c' and 's' reports.

       ?      ARGS       if  ARGS = 'help' then display shell loop help information or, if ARGS =
              X, then display details for command X.

EXAMPLES

   COMMAND LINE
       Group items by year, month and day together

           etm_qt c ddd, MMM d yyyy

       Output:

           Fri, Apr 1 2011
             items for April 1
           Sat, Apr 2 2011
             items for April 2
           ...

   DATA FILES
       Data items begin with a data type character and continue on one or more lines either until
       the end of the file is reached or another line is found that begins with a type character.
       Data type characters and the associated data types:

       ~      Action: a record of time and/or money spent.

       *      Event: happens on a particular date and time.

       ^      Occasion: happens on a particular date, e.g., a  holiday, anniversary or birthday.

       !      Note: a record of some useful information.

       -      Task: something that needs to be done.

       %      Delegated task: a task assigned to someone else.

       +      Task group: a group of related tasks,  some  of  which  may  be  prerequisites  for
              others.

       $      Inbasket: quick entry to be edited later when time permits.

       ?      Someday maybe: remember but don't show in the common views.

       #      Hidden: remember but hide from all etm views except folder view.

       =      Defaults: set default options for subsequent entries in the same data file.

       The  beginning data type character for each item is followed by the item summary and then,
       perhaps, by one or more '@key value' option pairs. Examples:

       ·  A sales meeting (an event) a week from today from 9:00am until 10:00am with a 5  minute
          early warning alert:

           * sales meeting @s +7 9a @e 1h @a 5

       ·  Prepare a report (a task) for the meeting beginning 3 days early:

           - prepare report @s +7 @b 3

       ·  A 35 minute period (an action) spent working on the report yesterday:

           ~ report preparation @s -1 @e 35

       ·  Get  a  haircut  (a  task)  on  the  24th of the current month and then [r]epeatedly at
          (d)aily [i]ntervals of 14 days and, [o]n  completion,  (r)estart  from  the  completion
          date:

           - get haircut @s 24 @r d &i 14 @o r

       ·  Do the jobs in the following task group in 'q' order to finish the dog house project:

           + dog house
                 @j pickup lumber and paint &q 1
                 @j cut pieces &q 2
                 @j assemble &q 3
                 @j paint &q 4

       ·  Payday  (an  occassion)  on the last week day of each month. The '&s' part of the entry
          extracts the last date which is both a weekday and falls within the last three days  of
          the month.):

           ^ payday @s 1/1 @r m &w (MO, TU, WE, TH, FR) &m (-1, -2, -3) &s -1

       ·  Take  a  prescribed medication daily (a reminder) for the next three days at 10am, 2pm,
          6pm and 10pm and trigger the default alert zero minutes before each event:

           * take Rx @s +0 @r d &h 10, 14, 18, 22 &u +4 @a 0

       ·  Presidential election day (an occassion) every four years on the first Tuesday after  a
          Monday in November:

           ^ Presidential Election Day @s 2012-11-06
                 @r y &i 4 &M 11 &m range(2,9) &w TU

       ·  Join  the etm discussion group (a task). Because of the @g (goto) link, pressing Ctrl-G
          when the details of this item are displayed in the gui would open the  link  using  the
          system default application:

           - join the etm discussion group
                    @g http://groups.google.com/group/eventandtaskmanager/topics

SEE ALSO

       Extensive documentation can be found in the folder:

           http://people.duke.edu/~dgraham/etmqt/help/

BUGS

       Please report bugs to the etm discussion group:

           http://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/eventandtaskmanager

AUTHOR

       Daniel A Graham <daniel.graham@duke.edu>

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (c) 2009-2013 [Daniel Graham]. All rights reserved.