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is a simple journal application for the command line.

You can use it to easily create, search, and view journal entries. Journals are stored as human-readable plain text, and can also be encrypted using AES encryption.

In a Nutshell

To make a new entry, just enter

jrnl yesterday: Called in sick. Used the time to clean the house and write my

is interpreted by
as a timestamp. Everything until the first sentence ending (either
, or
) is interpreted as the title, and the rest as the body. In your journal file, the result will look like this:
[2012-03-29 09:00] Called in sick.
Used the time to clean the house and write my book.

If you just call

, you will be prompted to compose your entry - but you can also configure jrnl to use your external editor.

For more information, please read the documentation.



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