The _get command is a DOM accessor. You can use this command to extract any piece of information stored by taskwarrior. For example to obtain the description of task 12:

$ task _get 12.description
Buy some milk

You can specify multiple data items:

$ task _get 12.description 12.project
Buy some milk Kitchen

You can use UUIDs:

$ task _get a360fc44-315c-4366-b70c-ea7e7520b749.description
Buy some milk

The _get command makes it easy to map between ID and UUID:

$ task _get 12.uuid
$ task _get a360fc44-315c-4366-b70c-ea7e7520b749.id

The _get command is a helper command, which means it is more useful for scripts and extensions than command line use.

See Also