list: create and manage lists

list is a generic tools to create items with metadata and states (where state can be queued, done, etc). This can be used for many things, from TODO list to bugs management.


Retrieve one or more lists and display them. A project may use magic string in README to indicate PubSub service and node to use, in which case use just need to be in the directory of the project.


Retrieve last 5 lists (ordered by creation) from a project using magic string in README:

$ li list get -m 5 -o creation

Retrieve the list with id 123 on service

$ li list get -s -i 123


Create/replace or update a list item. You can specify fields using the -f NAME [VALUES ...], --field NAME [VALUES ...], several values can be set. For text-multi (multiple lines of text), each line is set in distinct value.

The -U {auto,true,false}, --update {auto,true,false} indicates if the item must be updated (non specified values are kept) or fully replaced (non specified values would then be default, even if they were previously set in the item). If auto is used (this is the default), --update=true is used when item_id is specified, otherwise a new item is created.

If -n NODE, --node NODE is not specified, it uses tickets default namespace.


Modify priority of a ticket with id 123 to major (the ticket is updated and not replaced due to the default --update auto):

$ li list set -s -i 123 -f priority major

Set body for a new item when its schemas makes it a text-multi:

$ li list set -s -f body "line 1" "line 2" "line 3"


Delete an item from a list. The options are the same as for delete, the only different is that -n NODE, --node NODE defaults to tickets namespace.


Delete item with id 456 from tickets on PubSub service

$ li pubsub delete -s -i 456


import lists from an external source. This works in the same way as import: you need to specify an importer and a data location. If you let both positional argument empty, you’ll get list of importers, if you specify importer but not data location, you’ll get a description on how the importer works.

If you want to see a progress bar for the import, use the -P, --progress option, this is recommended for most imports.

Some importers may have specific option (check description for details), you can specify them with o NAME VALUE, --option NAME VALUE

When you import a list, the list will be created according to the schema of the PubSub node. By default, the metadata of the original list will be put to the one of the same name in the dest PubSub item. But of course the schema of your destination PubSub node may differ from the original metadata. In this case, you can use -m IMPORTED_FIELD DEST_FIELD, --map IMPORTED_FIELD DEST_FIELD to specify how the mapping mus be done (IMPORTED_FIELD is the name of the field in the original list, while ``DEST_FIELD if the name of the field in your node schema).


Get list of list importers:

$ li list import

Get description of list importer for Bugzilla:

$ li list import bugzilla

import lists from a Bugzilla XML export file at ~/bugzilla_export.xml to the PubSub service. We use default lists node and want a progression bar:

$ li list import -P -s ~/bugzilla_export.xml

Same import, but this time we want to map the field assigned_to_name from Bugzilla to the field assigned_to in our schema:

$ li list import -P -s -m assigned_to_name assigned_to ~/bugzilla_export.xml