What is jrnl?

(from http://jrnl.sh/overview.html) jrnl is a simple journal application for your command line. Journals are stored as human readable plain text files - you can put them into a Dropbox folder for instant syncing and you can be assured that your journal will still be readable in 2050, when all your fancy iPad journal applications will long be forgotten.

jrnl also plays nice with the fabulous ?DayOne and can read and write directly from and to ?DayOne Journals.

Optionally, your journal can be encrypted using the 256-bit AES.

How to install

At the time of writing, this has not been packaged within Debian but I will request it soon perhaps.

  1. jrnl requires pip so first run

sudo apt-get install python-pip

  1. Then you can install it by doing

sudo pip install jrnl

  1. The problem is, you cannot run jrnl straight after this because it installs it within ~home/.local/bin but the $PATH variable does not include this. Instructions to configure this to be added later... (for now read https://github.com/maebert/jrnl/issues/483)

See more

http://jrnl.sh/overview.html http://www.linfo.org/path_env_var.html