Gte > Mail format
The mails that are sent back and forth are in plain text and contain key-value pairs, one per line:
The quote prefix
> is stripped before evaluating. These keys are also valid:
> key1: value 1 >> key2: value 2
Lines are evaluated from bottom to top. If a key occors multiple times, later keys overwrite previous ones. So lines on top overwrite lines at the bottom.
Recognized fields are:
action- a string.
project- a string. It is not required that the project is defined or declared elsewhere.
due- date string. See below.
recur- recur string, See below.
done- boolean. The word "true" evaluates to
true, everything else evaluates to
There are several options to specify a date. The general form is
YYYY-MM-DD. In addition to that
tomorrow are also understood, as are the days of the week:
sunday and their abbreviations
sun. Those indicate the first occurence of that weekday after the current day. Unrecognized values will erase the field.
The recur string consists of two to three parts, separated by a comma. The first is the start date and follows the same semantics as a date string. The second specifies the period and the third can contain optional parameters.
The date format as
YYYY-MM-DD (weekday) is also permitted, to facilitate processing replies and forwards of tasks. The weekday will be ignored in that case.
For the second part, the following periods are available:
every N days, where N is an integer.
weekly, with the weekdays specified in the third part, separated by
&signs. For example, this recurrer starts today and recurs every Monday and Wednesday:
today, weekly, monday & wednesday.
weekly, but recurs only every other week.
every N weeks, where N is an integer.
every N months, where N is an integer.