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gjots - A gnome/X11 jotter
gjots is a fairly simple but very lightweight (fast) jotter
application for your desktop. It displays your data organised in a
tree with each leaf being your text.
Getting data into
is fairly easy - you can type it in, directly import
files, cut and paste text or use an editor to convert other text files to
format (see below for details). You can also convert an existing
DOCBOOK file into
files can be simply converted into HTML using
or into DOCBOOK with
Sensitive data can be held in
by saving as a
will save in an encrypted form under your password.
to encrypt/decrypt so make sure it's installed if you want to use the
Simple text formatting is provided with the usual cut & paste
operations and paragraph formatting (line wrapping) according to the
line length set in
Lines are formatted by pressing
button or ^L.
An external editor (configured in
xterm -e vi %s
can be invoked by pressing the
is suspended while the editing is carried on.
File locking is implemented by a lockfile in the same directory as the
file being edited. Multiple users can open the file readonly but only
one user can open the file for writing. Since the locking is done with
a lockfile even NFS-mounted files can be protected.
understands the standard gnome options which can be seen with --help.
Prints the standard gnome help items.
- -g, --geometry WIDTHxHEIGHT[+X+Y]
Initial window geometry for
Note that the X and Y components are presently ignored.
- -p, --prefs filename
Use filename as the preferences file for
instead of the default ($HOME/.gjotsrc). With this option a
separate preferences profile can be kept for each file.
- -r, --readonly
Opens the gjotsfile in readonly mode (with no locking and no ability
Preferences are saved here
The default data file
- `dirname filename`/.#`basename filename`
The lock file for the file called
the default file for storing your jottings
preference settings for
uses the same format as kjots but with the addition of a hierarchy of
items. The keywords need to be at the start of line to be recognised.
Only 3 keywords are presently used:
Starts a new entry
Promotes the current item to a folder
Ends a folder
The first line in every entry is used as the 'title' for the tree.
In a future release the \Option keyword may be added.
this is the stuff that goes into title1
title 3's stuff
Written by Bob Hepple <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright (c) 2002 Robert Hepple
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is
NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
Also, see the
README, probably as something like:
- netscape /usr/share/doc/gjots-0.8/readme.html
- FILE FORMAT
- SEE ALSO
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Time: 11:49:30 GMT, November 14, 2015