A Ruby wrapper around the TaskWarrior command line tool.


Using bundle or gem

With Bundler

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'rtasklib'

And then execute:

$ bundle

With Rubygems

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install rtasklib

With this method you will need to install TaskWarrior (version 2.4 or above) yourself.


$ brew install task

On Fedora:

$ yum install task

On Debian/Ubuntu:

The major repos TaskWarrior packages are extremely outdated, so you will have to install from source. The following is what we're using to build on Travis CI, your mileage may vary:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test -y
$ sudo apt-get update -qq
$ sudo apt-get install -qq build-essential cmake uuid-dev g++-4.8
$ sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/g++ g++ /usr/bin/g++-4.8 50
$ git clone https://git.tasktools.org/scm/tm/task.git
$ cd task
$ git checkout $TASK_VERSION
$ git clean -dfx
$ cmake .
$ make
$ sudo make install

Using the RPM

If you are running Fedora there is an RPM available, this comes with the advantage of being managed by yum and installing TaskWarrior for you. Simply get the desired version RPM from the pkg/ dir:

$ sudo yum install rubygem-rtasklib-VERSION.rpm

Configure TaskWarrior

Once you install TaskWarrior a database still needs to be created, luckily this is as simple as running task and answer yes when it asks you about creating a .taskrc file.

There is a small testing database in spec/data/.task if you would like to test on something other than you main TaskWarrior db. You can experiment with this by running:

$ ./bin/console

Which returns an interactive Pry Ruby session with the variable tw already initialized to a Rtasklib::TW instance with the test database. Changes to the database aren't tracked so don't worry about merge conflicts if you plan on contributing.



require 'rtasklib'

tw = Rtasklib::TW.new('../path/to/.task')

# do some stuff with the task database
# available commands are documented in the Controller class

tasks = tw.all
#=> returns an array of TaskModels

#=> "An example task"

#=> #<DateTime: 2015-03-16T17:48:23+00:00 ((2457098j,64103s,0n),+0s,2299161j)>

tw.some(ids: [1..5, 10]).size
#=> 6

tw.done!(ids: 5)

tw.some(ids: [1..5, 10]).size
#=> 5

#=> ["author", "estimate"]


Controller docs has more examples for each method


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After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release to create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to rubygems.org.


Release under the MIT License (MIT) Copyright (©) 2015 Will Paul


  1. Fork it ( github.com/[my-github-username]/rtasklib/fork )

  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)

  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')

  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)

  5. Create a new Pull Request