GTD System To Manage Your Life in .TXT

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== Overview == == Overview ==
Managing your life in .txt does not require too much; it only needs a computer and the ability to run shell scripts running under a UNIX environment. Luckily, it is easy to find a UNIX environment on whatever computer you are running these days. [http://www.apple.com/macosx/ Max OS/X] has it, Microsoft Windows can have it, with [http://www.cygwin.com/ Cygwin] installed, and Linux and UNIX-based systems of course have it. Managing your life in .txt does not require too much; it only needs a computer and the ability to run shell scripts running under a UNIX environment. Luckily, it is easy to find a UNIX environment on whatever computer you are running these days. [http://www.apple.com/macosx/ Max OS/X] has it, Microsoft Windows can have it, with [http://www.cygwin.com/ Cygwin] installed, and Linux and UNIX-based systems of course have it.
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 +Originally released as a group of different scripts, [http://lifehacker.com Lifehacker] readers worked on and improved the script, merging all the functions into one shell script. This [http://www.lifehacker.com/software/to-do-managers/geek-to-live-readerwritten-todotxt-manager-173018.php reader-written todo manager] is currently in version 1.3.
== Getting Started == == Getting Started ==
-Read [http://www.lifehacker.com/software/text/geek-to-live-list-your-life-in-txt-166299.php List Your Life in .txt] +# Read [http://www.lifehacker.com/software/text/geek-to-live-list-your-life-in-txt-166299.php List Your Life in .txt]
 +# [http://assets.lifehacker.com/assets/tools/todo Download the todo manager]
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== External Resources: The Original Life in .txt Posts by Lifehacker Gina Trapani == == External Resources: The Original Life in .txt Posts by Lifehacker Gina Trapani ==

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Contents

Introduction

The path to Getting Things Done requires above all things a system. The problem with available systems and software out there is that they cannot be easily used across platforms, and many are tied to particular, proprietary file formats. Using plain text files, however, allows the GTD'er to move his or her list to any computer or device he wishes.

This system, introudced by Lifehacker Editor Gina Trapani, is meant to provide the most amount of flexibility to the user, while adhering to the Getting Things Done framework.

Overview

Managing your life in .txt does not require too much; it only needs a computer and the ability to run shell scripts running under a UNIX environment. Luckily, it is easy to find a UNIX environment on whatever computer you are running these days. Max OS/X has it, Microsoft Windows can have it, with Cygwin installed, and Linux and UNIX-based systems of course have it.

Originally released as a group of different scripts, Lifehacker readers worked on and improved the script, merging all the functions into one shell script. This reader-written todo manager is currently in version 1.3.

Getting Started

  1. Read List Your Life in .txt
  2. Download the todo manager


External Resources: The Original Life in .txt Posts by Lifehacker Gina Trapani


External and Integrating Tools

Support Applications

Personal tools