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A small cli tool to filter plain text files by header tags.

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A simple CLI tool to filter and list .md files based on comment headers.


After testing multiple sophisticated tools to document small ideas or meetups, I found plain .md files and a flat directory structure to work best for me. I have built this tool to help me search these protocols in the terminal.

The cli tool ptag scans a given directory for .md files and tries to extract a block comment at the start. If this comment includes valid yaml, the file is considered valid. One can specify selectors to further filter all valid files. The list of results is then printed to stdout.


Consider the file ~/protocols/

  - jan
  - olli
  - idea
  - python

# Heading

Some text.

One can filter the ~/protocols directory using the cli tool ptag. The following command would return the above created filename.

ptag -t idea,python -a jan ~/protocols

This is equivalent to

cd ~/protocols
ptag -t idea,python -a jan

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