j - task manager (v0.5.1)

j, stands for jot and is a simple command-line task manager written in Ruby. Inspired by t- which was written in Python.


   gem install j


As of version 0.6.11, the executable is available as both "j" and "jot". So feel free to use whichever you feel is world changing ;)


  • List todo tasks j
  • List all tasks j -a
  • List finished tasks j -f
  • Mark a task as done j -m F.ex: j -m 3
  • Delete a task j -d
  • Clear task list by deleting the .todo file (will be recreated later when needed) j -c
  • Display the scroll to use the magic j -h

Key is a number that you will find next to a task, when you list tasks. It isn't the same everytime. So watch out!

All tasks are stored in the .todo file in your $HOME directory. However, if your current directory contains a .todo file, then that file will be used.