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todo init command

The simplest way of storing our todos is constructing a .json file with given name. At this point, it is different from original post, and we consider it is simpler to store tasks as: (Status, Task name) style in the .json file. We consider the database as a project name where the tasks should reside. If you want to create task management for your daily routine - that means, we need to init the daily database(or daily project).

This is called initialization, so we have created the file:

$ cd TODO
$ touch
$ tree
└── TODO
    └── todo

1 directory, 2 files
import json

def init(project_name: str) -> None:
    Initialize the .json file with a given name

        project_name (str): the name of the todo project

    Return: None
    data = {project_name: []}
    with open(f"{project_name}.json", "w") as f:
        json.dump(data, f)
    print("Created: ", project_name+".json")

That is it now we have a nice help message, and we can initialize our "database" - JSON file:

$ ./todo init -h
usage: todo init [-h] project_name

positional arguments:
  project_name  the name of the todo project

optional arguments:
  -h, --help    show this help message and exit

Run the init command:

$ ./todo init daily
Created:  daily.json

The final tree:

$ tree -I __pycache__
├── daily.json
└── todo

0 directories, 3 files

The next command is to implement the todo remove command - I.E deleting the ".json" file.