task  2.6.2
About: Taskwarrior is a command-line todo list manager.
  Fossies Dox: task-2.6.2.tar.gz  ("unofficial" and yet experimental doxygen-generated source code documentation)  

task Documentation

Some Fossies usage hints in advance:

  1. To see the Doxygen generated documentation please click on one of the items in the steelblue colored "quick index" bar above or use the side panel at the left which displays a hierarchical tree-like index structure and is adjustable in width.
  2. If you want to search for something by keyword rather than browse for it you can use the client side search facility (using Javascript and DHTML) that provides live searching, i.e. the search results are presented and adapted as you type in the Search input field at the top right.
  3. Doxygen doesn't incorporate all member files but just a definable subset (basically the main project source code files that are written in a supported language). So to search and browse all member files you may visit the Fossies task-2.6.2.tar.gz contents page and use the Fossies standard member browsing features (also with source code highlighting and additionally with optional code folding).

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Taskwarrior is a command line task list management utility with a multitude of features, developed as a portable open source project with an active and quite vast ecosystem of tools, hooks and extensions.


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Taskwarrior is packaged on a wide range of Linux/Unix systems, Mac OS and Windows. Check out the latest available packages in repositories of your OS distribution of choice on Repology.

Alternatively, you can build Taskwarrior from source.


The online documentation, downloads, news and more are available on our website, taskwarrior.org.

We also recommend following @taskwarrior on Twitter, where we share info about new features, releases and various tips and tricks for new Taskwarrior users.


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Taskwarrior has a lively community on many places on the internet.

Best place to ask questions is our discussions forum on Github. For other support options, take a look at taskwarrior.org/support

For code contributions, please use pull requests, or alternately send your code patches to support@gothenburgbitfactory.org

Branching Model

We use the following branching model:

  • stable is a branch containing the content of the latest release. Building from here is the same as building from the latest tarball, or installing a binary package. No development is done on the stable branch.

  • develop is the current development branch. All work is done here, and upon release it will be merged to stable. While development branch is not stable, we utilize CI to ensure we're at least not merging improvements that break existing tests, and hence should be relatively safe. We still recommend making backups when using the development branch.


There are many binary packages available, but to install from source requires:

  • git
  • cmake
  • make
  • C++ compiler, currently gcc 7.1+ or clang 5.0+ for full C++17 support
  • libuuid
  • GnuTLS (optional, required for sync)

Download the tarball, and expand it:

$ curl -O https://taskwarrior.org/download/task-2.6.2.tar.gz
$ tar xzf task-2.6.2.tar.gz
$ cd task-2.6.2

Or clone this repository:

$ git clone --recursive -b stable https://github.com/GothenburgBitFactory/taskwarrior.git
$ cd taskwarrior

Then build:

$ cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=release .
$ make
[$ make test]
$ sudo make install


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Your contributions are especially welcome. Whether it comes in the form of code patches, ideas, discussion, bug reports, encouragement or criticism, your input is needed.

Visit Github and participate in the future of Taskwarrior.


GitHub Sponsors

Taskwarrior is a result of work of mostly small group of volunteers, and has been in development since 2006.

If you are a happy Taskwarrior user, please consider sponsoring us through Github Sponsors.

Every sponsorship matters, as it directly increases the number of hours core developers can contribute to the project and makes the project more sustainable.


Taskwarrior is released under the MIT license. For details check the LICENSE file.