command line utility

Create the TODO list which is used by the pipeline to keep track of the targets that needs to be processed.


In order to create to TODO list for the directory in the TESSPHOT_INPUT envirnonment variable simply run the program without any further input:

>>> python

This will create the file todo.sqlite in the directory defined in the TESSPHOT_INPUT envirnonment variable.


If you want to create the TODO file for a specific directory (ignoring the TESSPHOT_INPUT envirnonment variable), you can simply call the script with the directory you want to process:

>>> python /where/ever/you/want/


This program assumes that the directory already contains “catalog” files for the given sector. These can be create using the make_catalog() utility.

Code author: Rasmus Handberg <>