The Anti-Procrastination Tool

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#cras - The Anti-Procrastination Tool

cras is an unapologetic task list manager for your terminal and WM status bar, but with a catch: Task lists are accessible only for a limited amount of time set by the user!

#Basic usage

cras creates a new task list using the -n option and a file name. Calling cras without any options will show the contents of the task list file. The -t option followed by the task's number will mark it as done!

$ cras -n tasks
#01: Write this new task list
#02: Another important thing to do
#03: Don't forget this one either
#04: To finish, Ctrl+D
Task list saved.
$ ./cras tasks
#01 [TODO] Write this new task list
#02 [TODO] Another important thing to do
#03 [TODO] Don't forget this one either
#04 [TODO] To finish, Ctrl+D
$ ./cras -t 3 tasks
#03 [DONE] Don't forget this one either

You may check the cras(1) manpage for further usage information.


cras requires:

  1. A POSIX-like system
  2. A C99 compiler
  3. sline: Unless you really know what you're doing, use the latest release, not the master git branch.

Build by using:

$ make

Customize the build process by changing config.mk to suit your needs.

User configuration is performed by modifying config.h. A set of defaults is provided in config.def.h.


You may install cras by running the following command as root:

# make install

This will install the binary under $PREFIX/bin, as defined by your environment, or /usr/local/bin by default. The Makefile supports the $DESTDIR variable as well.

#Cultural trivia

cras means 'tomorrow' in Latin. For instance, the English word procrastination means, literally, 'the act of postponing things for tomorrow.'


All contributions are welcome! If you wish to send in patches, ideas, or report a bug, you may do so by sending an email to the cras-devel mailing list.

If interested in getting some news from the project, you may also want to subscribe to the low-volume cras-announce mailing list!


cras is published under an MIT/X11/Expat-type License. See LICENSE file for copyright and license details.