Mastering Taskwarrior

Task Master

Article from Issue 158/2014

Taskwarrior is arguably the most powerful command-line task manager. We show you how to use this application to manage tasks like a pro.

When it comes to command-line task managers, Linux users are spoiled for choice: Literally dozens of CLI-based tools have been built for keeping tabs on tasks and to-dos. Only a few of them, however, can rival Taskwarrior [1] in terms of functionality and flexibility. This task management tool boasts an impressive feature set that caters to power users. Although you can come to grips with Taskwarrior's functionality in a matter of minutes, mastering its more advanced features may require some time and effort. In this article, I will help you along the way.

Installing and Configuring Taskwarrior

As a mature and popular project, Taskwarrior has made it to the software repositories of many popular Linux distributions, which means you can install the application using your distro's default package manager. On Debian and Ubuntu, Taskwarrior can be installed by running the

apt-get install task


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