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etm_qt - manage events and tasks using simple text files
etm_qt [path] [acmnsv?l]
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.
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.
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
Extensive documentation can be found in the folder: http://people.duke.edu/~dgraham/etmqt/help/
Please report bugs to the etm discussion group: http://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/eventandtaskmanager
Daniel A Graham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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