bournal man page

bournal — When nobody else cares what you have to say!

Synopsis

bournal [options]

Description

bournal is a program that allows you to write personal, password-protected journal entries, as well as search through and edit old entries. Bournal has no internet capabilities, so if you're looking for a blogging app, boy, did you install the wrong package.

Options

These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.

-h, --help
Show summary of options
-i
Interactive mode--Open a bournal shell to run several operations without having to reenter your password. Readline editing options are supported.
-lst
List and edit entries made today. You will be prompted to choose a subject.
-ls [MONTH] [YEAR]
List and edit archived entries. Month and year arguments filter out superfluous entries, which will prompt you first with a list of days within the given timeframe, then a list of subjects made on the chosen day. If no month or year arguments are given, all days containing entries are listed, followed by a list of entries made on the chosen day.
-d [MONTH] [YEAR]
List and delete archived entries. Month and year arguments filter out superfluous entries, which will prompt you first with a list of days within the given time frame, then a list of subjects made on the chosen day. If no month or year arguments are given, all days containing entries are listed, followed by a list of entries made on the chosen day, then a prompt to confirm deletion.
-f [PATTERN] [MONTH]
Find text within entries. Protect space-separated search terms with quotes. Regular expression searches are accepted, using egrep syntax.
-fi [PatTerN] [MONTH]
Find case-insensitive text within entries. Protect space-separated search terms with quotes. Regular expression searches are accepted, using egrep syntax.
-r
Read all entries at once
-p
Change the encryption password
-v, --version
Show version information
--hack_the_gibson
Hack the planet (for updates)

System Requirements

ccrypt
a utility for encrypting and decrypting files and streams
Linux
or something similar with basic *NIX utils
Vim
or Nano or Jed , or some other editor that is not as awesome as Vim.

Notes

Files encrypted with ccrypt WILL work between computers (assuming it's installed), so taking Bournal and all its entries with you on a flash drive will work just peachy. You can have entries automatically saved to the flash drive by changing the DIR variable to the path of your flashdrive, (e.g. ` DIR=/media/USB_VOL_NAME `). However, if you run Bournal from a USB drive, you will need to predeed it with a shell (e.g. ` bash bournal `)

Files

~/.bournal/
Default directory where entries are stored.
~/.bournal/.passwd.cpt
Default password file.
~/.bournalrc
Default configuration file.

See Also

grep(1), regex(7), readline(3), vim(1), nano(1), nanorc(1), jed(1)

Bournal web page
http://freshmeat.net/projects/bournal

Author

bournal was written by Professor Fapsanders <frankpena@gmail.com>.

This manual page was written by Kevin Wallace <kevjava@gmail.com>, for the Ubuntu project (but may be used by others).

Info

September 26, 2008