Beat-up Olds: $2000.
Chemistry 101: $36.
Remembering “niktu”: Priceless.
Oughtve is a very simple command-line- and directory-based
notation tool, always at your fingertips to avoid the few
seconds/minutes/aeons that invariably cause you to lose the
thought you had.
Yeah. It lets you make notes. And read them later.
Because you will forget.
Notes are grouped based on the working directory they are
written from. You might, for example, define a group for
each of your coding projects’ top directories: any notes
you write in or under those directories will be grouped
Notes can be “struck out” or closed so that they do not
appear in the default listings (e.g. to emulate simple todo
Sets of notes in a group can be enclosed as a “chapter”, or
a completed section. For example, one might close a section
once all items for the 0.3.0 release have been completed.
This starts a new section and removes the old one from the
The directory grouping always looks progressively higher in
the hierarchy until it finds a defined group, all the way up
to the default group bound at / if it comes across none on
The normal directory lookup and various other things can be
overridden with option switches. Sometimes you want to write
a note in a specific group from somewhere else in the system:
just specify the group name.
A group’s notes can be exported to JSON or YAML (rudimentary.)
An extremely curt introduction is found in doc/HOWTO.using.
I like to rename my script to “–”, so that I can use the
following to enter a note:
$ -- Remember to actually write the HOWTO.
- UNIXy system.
Experimental rewrite of an age-old workhorse of mine. The
intent of this release is to figure out if anyone else
finds this useful. It is not feature-complete, nor
Please break it. ‘Some’ robustness is needed.
Only at Github. Instead of
using Git, if you prefer, you may use the download link to
get yourself a tarball of the source.
Who Do I Complain To?
- oughtve MEOW projects purr kittensoft rawr org.
- IRC channel #oughtve on Freenode (“rue”, in case I
am not the only other person on the channel.)