gnote man page

gnote — A simple note-taking application for Gnome

Synopsis

gnote [OPTION] ...

Description

This manual page documents briefly the gnote command.

Gnote is a desktop note-taking application for Linux and Unix. Simple and easy to use, but with potential to help you organize the ideas and information you deal with every day.

Gnote's usefulness lies in the ability to relate notes and ideas together, using a WikiWiki-like linking system.

When run without any options, either a Search All Notes window or the Gnote note menu appears in the notification tray area depending on configuration. Selecting a note from a list in Search All Notes or from the menu from notification area displays the note's spatial window.

Changes to notes are saved automatically. Links to URLs, files, and other notes are detected as you type. Rich editing such as highlighting, bold, italics, undo/redo, and variable font sizes are supported.

Global keybindings exist to allow fast access to Gnote notes and dialogs. These keybindings are set in GSettings (see below) and may be activated from any application.

Options

The program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with options starting with two dashes (`--'). A summary of options are included below.

--background
Run Gnote in background.
--note-path PATH
Specify the path of the directory containing the notes.
--new-note
Create and display a new note.
--new-note TITLE
Create and display a new note with the title given.
--open-note TITLE/URL
Display the existing note matching TITLE or URL.
--search
Open the search all notes window with the search text.
--start-here
Display the "Start Here" note.
--highlight-search TEXT
Search and highlight TEXT in the opened note.
--help
Show summary of options.
--version
Show version of program.

Gsettings Settings

Gnote has several preference settings stored in GSettings. Changes to Settings are applied instantly to any running Gnote instance. A summary of the GConf settings and their purpose are described below.

org.gnome.gnote.global-keybindings
A GSettings schema for key bindings. Keys are listed below.
open-start-here
Global X keybinding for displaying the "Start Here" note. The default keybinding is <Alt>F11.
show-note-menu
Global X keybinding for displaying the Gnote applet's note menu. The default keybinding is <Alt>F12.
create-new-note
Global X keybinding for creating and displaying a new note.
open-recent-changes
Global X keybinding for opening the recent changes dialog.
open-search
Global X keybinding for opening the note search dialog.

See Also

http://live.gnome.org/Gnote/

Bugs

Please enter bug reports in the Gnome Bugzilla bug tracker (http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi…).

Authors

Hubert Figuiere <hub@figuiere.net>

Debarshi Ray <debarshir@src.gnome.org>
Aurimas Cernius <aurisc4@gmail.com>
This manual page was originally written by Luca Capello <luca@pca.it>. Adapted to Gnote by Hubert Figuiere and Aurimas Cernius

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April 7, 2009 gnome GNOME User's Manuals