Instead of allowing one to explicitly set a state, TaskLite infers the current state from several other fields.
There are 2 primary states:
Open- Waits to be done
Closed- Nothing left to be done
And 9 exclusive secondary states.
Asleep- Is hidden because it's not relevant yet
Awake- Has become relevant or will become soon
Ready- Is ready to be done (similar to Open)
Waiting- It's still unclear if the task needs to be done or really has been done. Regular checks are necessary until situation clears up.
Review- It's necessary to check if the task can finally be started or if it has finally been completed.
Done- Has been done
Obsolete- Has become obsolete or impossible to finish
Deletable- Not needed anymore and can be deleted (item in the trash)
Blocked- Some other task(s) must be done first. Blockers are stored in a separate table.
|> now||> now||❌||❌||❌||❌|
|< now||> now||❌||❌||❌||❌|
|< now||< now||❌||❌||❌||❌|
- ❌ = Not allowed
- ✅ = Required
- ❔ = Maybe
Additional secondary states:
Repeating- If this task get completed, a duplicate will be created with the specified time offset. I.e. subsequent tasks get delayed (e.g. mowing the lawn)
Recurring- Task which needs to be done every day, week, etc. I.e. missed completions must be caught up immediately. (e.g. paying rent) The number of tasks which will be created in advance can be set via a config.
The priority of a task is a decimal number between negative and positive inifity. It is automatically calculated based on the age, the due date, and several other values.
The idea is that you never have to manually set a priority, because it can be derived accurately from other values. This of course requires you to use the other availabe meta information adequately!
The exact calculation algorithm can be found
taskViewQuery function in DbSetup.hs.
If you want to adjust the priority of selected tasks manually,
you can use the
tl boost [ulid] command to increase the priority by 1,
tl hush [ulid] command to decrease it by 1.
A task can have several notes. Each note is identified by an ULID.
$ tl add Buy milk 🆕 Added task "Buy milk" with id "01dpgj8e9ws2dwgvsk5nmrvvg9" $ tl note 'The vegan one from Super Buy' 01dpgj8e9ws2dwgvsk5nmrvvg9 🗒 Added a note to task "Buy milk" with id "01dpgj8e9ws2dwgvsk5nmrvvg9" $ tl info 01dpgj8e9ws2dwgvsk5nmrvvg9 awake_utc: null review_utc: null state: null repetition_duration: null recurrence_duration: null body: Buy milk user: adrian ulid: 01dpgj8e9ws2dwgvsk5nmrvvg9 modified_utc: 2019-10-06 12:59:46 group_ulid: null closed_utc: null priority_adjustment: null metadata: null waiting_utc: null ready_utc: null due_utc: null priority: 1.0 tags: notes: - note: The vegan one from Super Buy ulid: 01dpgjf35pq74gchsgtcd6fgsa