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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
EXAMPLES
NOTES
FILES
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AUTHORS
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NAME

memo − unix-style note-taking software

SYNOPSIS

memo [OPTIONS]

DESCRIPTION

Memo is a note-taking software for POSIX compatible operating systems. The short notes are saved to user’s home directory in ~/.memo file by default.

OPTIONS

-a, --add <content> [yyyy-MM-dd]

Add a new note

-d, --delete <id>

Delete note by id

-D, --delete-all

Delete all notes

-e, --export <format> <path>

Export notes to a file. <format> must be either csv or html

-f, --search <search>

Find notes by text search

-F --regex <regex>

Find notes by regular expression

-i, --stdin

Add multiple notes from stdin

-l, --latest <n>

Show latest n notes

-m, --set-done <id>

Mark note status as done

-M, --set-undone <id>

Mark note status as undone

-o, --list-date

Show all notes organized by date

-O, --organize

Reorder and organize note id codes

-p, --path

Show current memo file path

-P, --postpone [id]

Show postponed or mark note as postponed

-R, --delete-done

Delete all notes marked as done

-r, --replace <id> [content]/[yyyy-MM-dd]

Replace note content or date

-s, --list

Show all notes except postponed. Same as typing command memo

-T, --set-done-all

Mark all notes as done

-u, --list-undone

Show only undone notes

-

Read from stdin

-h, --help

Show short help and exit. This page

-V, --version

Show version number of program

EXAMPLES

Add a new note:
memo -a "Remember to buy milk!"

Add a new note with custom date:
memo -a "File taxes" 2014-10-14

Search memos by string:
memo -f buy

Output:
4 2014-10-10 Remember to buy milk

Replace record 4 with new text:
memo -r 4 "Remember to buy cheese"

Add note from stdin:
echo "My new note" | memo -

Mark note as postponed:
memo -P 4

Show postponed notes:
memo -P

Postponed notes are not shown by default. Postponed note can be marked as undone or done normally using -m or -M flag. Only undone notes can be postponed.

It’s possible to change the location (and name) of the .memo file. Create $HOME/.memorc (or $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/.memorc) with a line MEMO_PATH=/path/you/would/like , Memo will use that path instead of the default $HOME/.memo path.

It’s also possible to set memo path using an environment variable. For example: export MEMO_PATH=/path/to/some/file. If MEMO_PATH environment variable is set that will be used. If it’s not set, Memo will try to read .memorc for MEMO_PATH. If the file does not exist or has errors, Memo will use $HOME/.memo file to store the notes.

Since version 1.3 -D option asks for confirmation before deleting all notes. It’s possible to disable this confirmation via .memorc property. To disable the confirmation add MEMO_CONFIRM_DELETE=no to
.memorc file.

Since version 1.5 it’s possible to set a property MARK_AS_DONE in
.memorc. The property takes a valid date as a value. For example: MARK_AS_DONE=2014-12-23. If the property is set Memo will mark all notes older than the property value as done automatically.

NOTES

On some terminal emulators with Bash you can’t use exclamation mark if Bash history expand feature is enabled. For example: memo -a "This is a test note!" 2014-12-20 would fail. Some terminal emulators workaround this (Gnome Terminal for example). You might want to disable Bash history expand if you don’t use it by putting set +H to your ~/.bashrc. Please note, that this is not a bug in Memo, or in Bash. It’s a feature of Bash.

FILES

$HOME/.memo $HOME/.memorc, $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/.memorc

COLORS

Since version 1.6 Memo has support for colors. Color support can be enabled in .memorc by setting USE_COLORS=yes. By default Memo uses blue for odd lines and magenta for even lines. These can be modified via .memorc properties LINE_COLOR and ODD_LINE_COLOR. Supported colors are:

red

cyan

green

blue

black

brown

magenta

gray

none

AUTHORS

Written by Niko Rosvall and contributors.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 2014-2019 Niko Rosvall <niko@byteptr.com>

Released under license GPL-3+. For more information, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses