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alpine linux image running the taskwarrior daemon (taskd)
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Taskwarrior Server (taskd) Docker

(c) 2015-2016 Óscar García Amor
Redistribution, modifications and pull requests are welcomed under the terms
of MIT license.

Taskwarrior is Free and Open Source Software
that manages your TODO list from your command line. It is flexible, fast,
efficient, and unobtrusive. It does its job then gets out of your way.

This docker packages taskd, Taskwarrior sync server, under Alpine
, a lightweight Linux distribution.

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available tags.


To run this container exposing taskd default port and making the data volume
permanent in /srv/taskd, simply run.

docker run -d \
  --name=taskd \
  -p 53589:53589 \
  -v /srv/taskd:/var/taskd \

This makes a set of self signed certificates and minimal configuration to
run server.

Manual setup

The script that launch taskd server always look for config file
in data volume /var/taskd. If found it, simply run the server, but if
config file is absent will build a new default config and its

If you make the data volume permanent you'll can access to its contents and
make modifications that you need. The significant files are.

  • config taskd config itself.
  • log directory of log.
  • org taskd data.
  • pki directory that contains certs and certs generation helpers.

You can do any changes to this, but remember that if you delete config
file, the script will rebuild everything.

Please refer to Taskwarrior Docs to know
how do modifications, add users, etc.

Shell run

In some cases, you could need to run taskd command. You can run this
docker in interactive mode, simply do.

docker run -ti --rm \
  -v /srv/taskd:/var/taskd \
  ogarcia/taskd /bin/sh

This mounts the permanent data volume /srv/taskd into taskd data
directory and gives you a interactive shell to work.

Please note that the --rm modifier destroy the docker after shell exit.

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