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NOTE version 1.3.18

note is a small console program written in perl, which allows you to manage notes similar to programs like "knotes" from commandline. Note can use different database-backends for notes-storage. It ships with a DBI-based mysql-module(which can also be used for other by DBI supported DBMS) and another module, which uses a binary file for storage and a DBM module.

Note supports since version 1.0.0 encryption(IDEA or DES)!

Here is a brief list of it's features:

  • Several different database backends, mysql(DBI), dbm, binary(bin file), general (Config::General, ascii), text (Storable, fast serializer).

  • Since version 1.3.8 note supports Password Safe v3 Database as backend (using pwsafe3 backend module).

  • Commandline interface using the standard perl module Getopt::Long, which allows you to use short or long command-line options.

  • Interactive interface(pure ascii), the following functions are available in interactive mode: list, display, topic, delete, edit, help.

  • Highly confiurable using a perlish configfile ~/.noterc. although it is configurable it is not required, note can run without a configfile using useful default presets.

  • Colourized output is supported using ASCII Escape-Sequences.

  • The user can customize the color for each item.

  • Data can be stored in various different database backends, since all database access is excluded from the program itself in perl modules.

  • Notes can be deleted, edited and you can search trough your notes.

  • Notes can be categorized. Each category(topic) can contain multiple notes and even more sup-topics. There is no limitation about sub topics.

  • You can view all notes in a list and it is possible only to view notes under a certain topic.

  • There is a tree-view, which allows you to get an overview of your topic-hierarchy.

  • Notes can be encrypted using DES or IDEA algorythms and Crypt::CBC.

  • You can dump the contents of your note database into a plain text file, which can later be imported. Imports can be appended or it can

  • overwrite an existing database (-o).

  • Note has scripting capabilities, you can create a new note by piping another commands output to note, you can also import a notedump from stdin as well es duming to stdout instead a file. Additional, there is an option --raw available, which prints everything out completely without formatting.

  • Note has a powerful buildin search-engine, which allows you to use AND, OR and (, ) for searching.

  • It can be installed without root-privileges.

  • installs on win32 platforms out-of-the-box.

  • Last, a while ago a user stated: "... it simply does, what it says ..."

note is released under the terms of the Gnu Public License(GPL) and is therefore free Software.

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