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  • Do you have about 5 different places you are keeping notes?
    Another one interesting for power users is journal ( Which allows to store daily notes or one-off quite quickly. Support asking questions and such. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Are you missing any native (free) software in Debian?
    I want jrnl, which is GPLv3 and first released in 2013, to be on Debian. It is not there on flathub either. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Note taking cli with groups and categories in 2022
    I tried [jrnl]( but got confused with adding entries in different config files. I love the idea that I can type jrnl or a short command and add a note but im looking for something with more features. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Asciiville 1.3.1r2 - ASCII Art, animations, and command line Utilities for Linux
    Jrnl, a simple command line journal application. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Which programming language should I learn to write a simple program for Linux?
    Python journal: - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Introducing jrnl: Using Ubuntu on Windows 11 as a journaling tool via bash script
    I would like to draw your attention to another journaling tool, for the command line, with the same name: - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • Wanting to get into journaling. What do you do?
    A bit of a techy solution that I guess won't fit most people, but I use jrnl, a command-line tool. This essentially saves your entries in a text file, making it easy to search for specific words. This tool also has various other functionalities, like tagging entries, filtering by date etc. In order to back up the text file I scheduled a script to run daily and push the file changes onto Github, which works really... - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • is there any diary/journaling app for ubuntu?
    I use JRNL and really like it. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Tell ONE terminal app you use everyday but no one seems know about the app
    Hardly unknown, but I have a nice workflow with - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Keep a Knowledge Log
    a few months ago, some folks on HN pointed me at - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Moved from Windows 10. What do you guys use for journal? Daily Diary?
    I think jrnl may be exactly what you're looking for. You can do quick entries directly from the command line or have it open your favorite text editor. It handles encryption, date and time stamps, tags, etc. I used it for a long time before I decided to switch back to old-fashioned pen and paper. As for syncing, I'd recommend syncthing, which is amazing in general. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Ask HN: What commandline tools do you use to take notes?
    I’ve used in the past and enjoyed it. - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Incremental Note-Taking
    I've been using jrnl[1] for temporal, daily-style nodes. It has some tagging and searching features too so you can search for your notes. [1]: - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Recommendations for a private journal
    If you are not afraid of the terminal, I found jrnl a while ago but I didn't test it. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

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