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factlog - File ACTivity LOGger

Project Description

factlog - File ACTivity LOGger

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Factlog logs your activity on files and uses it for searching.

Rich command line interface. Useful for unix style searching::

factlog list | xargs grep 'def record'

"I want to see some Python files I edited recently"::

factlog list --include-glob '*.py'

"I want to list files in this particular project I touched. I don't
care about in which branch I opened the file."::

factlog list --under BRANCH-A --under BRANCH-B --relative

"I want to see last 50 notes I took with title"::

factlog list --under MY-NOTE-DIRECTORY --relative --title --limit 50

"The files I touched are huge. I want to search only the locations
I touched."::

factlog list -C 50 | grep 'def record'

Editor plugin

Factlog currently only have Emacs integration. If you make a plugin
for other editors, please let me know. See `interfaces for plugin`_
for more information.


Factlog has Emacs plugin.
You can get `factlog.el` from factlog repository_.

Command line programs

Factlog is easy to integrate with command line programs such as
``less`` and ``vim``. See ``shell/`` for sample setup.
You can use ``shell/`` like this::

source PATH/TO/factlog/shell/
alias less="factlog-record-wrapper \less"
alias vim="factlog-record-wrapper \vim"

Interfaces for plugin

Command line interface

If your editor can run a command line program, it is possible to
write a factlog plugin! See ``factlog record --help``.

RPC interface

Work in progress...

Python interface

Work in progress...

More to come / ideas

- Ranking based on many data points: how many times you
write to the file, how recent you visited the file, etc.
- Understand "project" (VCS repository).
- Concurrent grep.
- Extract URLs in the documents and use them as URL bookmark.


Factlog is licensed under LGPL v3.
See COPYING for details.

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