Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, todo.txt is a minimalistic todo list where the data is stored in a .txt file. The Todo Indicator enables the users to easily manage their todo.txt list, directly from the indicator menu.
Because the Todo Indicator does not come with it’s own indicator, you have to open “Startup Applications” and write: /usr/bin/todo-indicator -e $EDITOR, to open it in the default editor of the system, in order to edit the configuration file.
In this article I will show you how to install Todo Indicator 0.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal and Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Todo Indicator 0.3 on the listed Ubuntu systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the todo-indicator package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install todo-indicator
After you have successfully installed Todo Indicator, press ALT + F2 and type: todo-indicator todo.txt, in order to open the Todo Indicator (it will become available in the Dash Menu only after you restart or log off/log on, and geeks do not restart their systems : D)
By default, the todo.txt file is located in your user’s home directory (~/todo.txt)
To store the todo.txt file in another location, do:
$ /usr/bin/todo-indicator /path/to/todo.txt
Optional, to remove Todo Indicator , do:
$ sudo apt-get remove todo-indicator
Or, if you want to uninstall todo-indicator, disable the recently added PPA and downgrade all the packages that got updated via the PPA, do:
$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudu ppa-purge ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8