app jarida

A minimalist, encrypted journaling tool

3 releases

0.1.2 Feb 27, 2022
0.1.1 Apr 7, 2021
0.1.0 Apr 7, 2021

#1942 in Command line utilities




A minimalist, encrypted journaling tool. "Jarida" is Swahili for "journal."


Data is encrypted using ring's AES 256 GCM implementation with a key derived from a username and password pair.


jarida is written in Rust so you'll need the Rust compiler. You can get it here.

  1. Run cargo install jarida to install jarida on your system
  2. Run jarida init to setup some configuration data in your home directory.
  3. Open the newly created $HOME/.jarida/config.toml file and update it as necessary. At the minimum you will need to specify the text editor you would like to use.

Quick start

  • jarida new - create a new journal entry
  • jarida list - print a list of existing journal entries
  • jarida show - view one or more journal entries

See jarida --help or jarida <subcommand> --help for more details.

jarida looks for a .jarida folder containing configuration information first in parent folders and then in the user's home directory. This allows multiple journals to be set up and used independently on the same system, similar to how you can use multiple repositories independently with git.


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