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Sigi: An organizing tool and no-frills stack database

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Sigi is an organizing tool.

Use sigi as extra memory. Use it to organize your tasks, groceries, or the next board games you want to play... as stacks! Shell aliases are strongly encouraged to organize your various stacks.

sigi 3.0.0
An organizational tool.


    -h, --help       Prints help information
    -q, --quiet      Omit any leading labels or symbols. Recommended for use in shell scripts
    -s, --silent     Omit any output at all.
    -V, --version    Prints version information
    -v, --verbose    Print more information, like when an item was created. [aliases: noisy]

    -f, --format <format>    Use a programmatic format. Options include [csv, json, json-compact, tsv]. Not compatible
                             with quiet/silent/verbose.
    -t, --stack <STACK>      Manage items in a specific stack [aliases: topic, about, namespace]

    complete      Move the current item to "<STACK>_history" and mark as completed. [aliases: done, finish, fulfill]
    count         Print the total number of items in the stack [aliases: size, length]
    delete        Move the current item to "<STACK>_history" and mark as deleted. [aliases: pop, remove, cancel,
    delete-all    Move all items to "<STACK>_history" and mark as deleted. [aliases: purge, pop-all, remove-all,
                  cancel-all, drop-all]
    head          List the first N items [aliases: top, first]
    help          Prints this message or the help of the given subcommand(s)
    is-empty      "true" if stack has zero items, "false" (and nonzero exit code) if the stack does have items
                  [aliases: empty]
    list          List all items [aliases: ls, snoop, show, all]
    move          Move current item to another stack
    move-all      Move all items to another stack
    next          Cycle to the next item; the current item becomes last [aliases: later, cycle, bury]
    peek          Show the first item. (This is the default behavior when no command is given) [aliases: show]
    pick          Move items to the top of stack by their number
    push          Create a new item [aliases: create, add, do, start, new]
    rot           Rotate the three most-current items [aliases: rotate]
    swap          Swap the two most-current items
    tail          List the last N items [aliases: bottom, last]

The big idea

Sigi is the Chamorro word for continue. I hope it will help you to plan more, forget less, get things done, and relax. 🌴

There's a limit to human memory, and remembering things uses up willpower. I like working at a command line, and wanted a tool to free me up from trying to juggle tasks and ideas.

I also just find that stacks, and stack-based languages like Forth and Factor are a joy to play with.


Sigi as a to-do list

Sigi can understand do (create a task) and done (complete a task).

$ alias todo='sigi --stack todo'

$ todo do Write some code
Creating: Write some code

$ todo do Get a drink
Creating: Get a drink

$ todo do Take a nap
Creating: Take a nap

$ todo list
Now: Take a nap
  1: Get a drink
  2: Write some code

$ sleep 20m

$ todo done
Completed: Take a nap

It's best to use sigi behind a few aliases with unique "stacks". You should save these aliases in your ~/.bashrc or ~/.zshrc or whatever your shell has for configuration. Sigi accepts a --stack flag that indicates a unique list. You can have as many stacks as you can think of names.

Forgot what to do next?

$ todo
Now: Get a drink

Not going to do it?

$ todo delete
Deleted: Get a drink

Sigi as a save-anything list

Extending the alias idea, you can use sigi to store anything you want to remember later.

$ alias watch-later='sigi --stack watch-later'

$ watch-later add One Punch Man
Creating: One Punch Man
$ alias story-ideas='sigi --stack=story-ideas'

$ story-ideas add Alien race lives backwards through time.
Creating: Alien race lives backwards through time.

Sigi as a local stack-based database

Sigi understands the programmer-familiar push (create an item) and pop (remove an item and return it) idioms. It can be used for simple, persistent, small-scale stack use-cases.

Sigi is not intending to be highly performant. While no limits are enforced, it would not handle high, concurrent throughput well. It also is not suitable for enormous amounts of data. For something beefier with stack semantics, check out Redis.

Using the --quiet (or -q) flag is recommended for shell scripts, as it leaves out any leading labels or symbols.

TODO: Need an example, maybe a reverse polish notation calculator in bash?


Command-line interface (CLI)

Currently the best way to install sigi is through the Rust language package manager, cargo:

cargo install sigi

Instructions on installing cargo can be found here:

Please package it up for your Linux/BSD/etc distribution. And open an issue to let us know (and/or work on man pages)!

Contributing and support

Please open an issue if you see bugs or have ideas!

I'm looking for people to use the sigi wiki to share their tips, tricks, and examples.

Thanks for checking it out!


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