Email your Backpack GTD items
I thought I’d share a script I wrote that emails me my list of todo items every morning.
First off, my backpack GTD system is pretty straight forward:
- A page for each context, the names of which start with ‘@’ – so @work, @phone, @online, @zipcar, @home, @blog, etc.
- Each context page includes a single list named “Tasks”
That’s about it. I’ve also got a someday/maybe page, and a page for each major project, but those don’t get emailed to me.
Download this script, change the constants at the top, and plop it on a server somewhere. You should test it on the server it will live on by running
Then setup your crontab to run that sucker every morning. My crontab looks like this:
@daily /usr/local/bin/ruby /home/tsaleh/bin/email_todos.rb
That should be it. The next morning you’ll get a list of the tasks you have to complete for each context.
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