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scriptcrypt is a database/notebook program for user programs and associated scripts.

It provides two functions:

1. A structured view of user defined program entries 1. Ability to easily install/remove listed entries via user specified script (using specified shell)

Each entry of the program database consists of:

  • Unique name

  • Category

  • Subcategory

  • Brief description

  • Install script

  • Remove script


To install scriptcrypt you have to have these installed:

  • pip3

  • setuptools

On the debian-like system you may obtain those by issuing the following commands:

sudo apt-get install python3-pip

sudo pip3 install -U pip

sudo pip3 install setuptools

Finally, to install scriptcrypt system-wide:

sudo pip3 install scriptcrypt

Or for current user only:

pip3 install –user scriptcrypt

If you installing scriptcrypt for the specific user, you may have to modify your system $PATH variable to add ~/.local/bin folder to it.


scriptcrypt provides some useful options:

scriptcrypt –db sets the path to the database

scriptcrypt –editor and scriptcrypt –viewer set the TUI text editor and pager

scriptcrypt –manage-envars allows to add custom environmental variables. These variables are set before the script execution.


scriptcrypt –populate-db copies a predefined database for the user usage

scriptcrypt –populate-bash copies bash-completion script to the user local bash-completion folder

scriptcrypt –populate-zsh copies zsh-completion script to the user local completion folder.

Note that this function only works if you use oh-my-zsh zsh settings framework as it uses ‘~/oh-my-zsh/completion’ folder. If you want to use zsh completion without installing oh-my-zsh, you need to either copy _scriptcrypt completion file to one of the /usr/share/zsh/functions/Completion folders or add _scriptcrypt containing folder to zsh $fpath variable.


  • using backspace or similar when editing entries containing Unicode characters may have unexpected results. When this happens scriptcrypt falls back to the empty strings

# ADDITIONS and scripts may be useful if out want to convert database to json fine and visa-versa

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