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#489 in Text processing
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Tagsearch - Search for, and/or summarise, tags in plaintext files.
This finds all instances of
@ALPHANUMERIC (e.g. roughly matches the regex
.org recursively under the current
The purpose of this script is to basically let me manage information in plaintext much more easily. I've added a separate file giving a rough overview of how I apply it to different usecases.
A prime motivation was to move away from more commercial software. Even though I can afford to use a few subscription services, I feel like it's better to simplify my processes down. This has multiple benefits:
- saving money; not subscribing to as many services
- no vendor lock-in; don't need to worry about losing my data if a vendor goes out of business, or changes their pricing model
- less 'failure modes'; with a simple plaintext system, built the way I want it to, I don't have to worry about all the interactions or working the way that other software requires me to. Everything is basically human readable, with a few helper scripts to handle the data in different ways.
- portability; I don't need to worry about finding an app that works across Windows, OSX, and Linux. I can realistically access my data across any device that can handle text files. Every device I currently work with has the ability to search within files, so even without tools such as this, I can still filter my information down.
The main bit of commercial software I still use is Dropbox, so I can get
information across all my devices without having to worry about doing things
like syncing git. I do however have a cronjob which backs up this information to
git. One change this makes to my process is using the file extension
.md for my markdown files; this simply lets me utilise Dropbox's
full-text search from the web or android app to find information when I don't
have access to a terminal and my own helper scripts.
Can be either installed from source, or installed with
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:Chrisdavison/tagsearch cd tagsearch cargo install --path . --force
cargo install tagsearch
regex = "1" glob = "0.3.0" lazy_static = "1.4.0" structopt = "0.3.3"
Current usage string:
tagsearch 0.27.0 search for, and/or summarise, tags in plaintext files USAGE: tagsearch [FLAGS] [OPTIONS] [--] [keywords]... FLAGS: -c, --count Show count of tags -h, --help Prints help information -l, --list List all tags for files matching keywords --long Long list (e.g. tall) all tags for files matching keywords -o, --or-filter Filter using ANY, rather than ALL keywords --similar-tags Show similar tags -u, --untagged Show untagged files -V, --version Prints version information -v, --vim Output format suitable for vim quickfix OPTIONS: --not <not>... Keywords to inverse filter (i.e. ignore matching files) ARGS: <keywords>... Keywords to filter
# display all tags tagsearch # display all tags in a column (like ls -l) tagsearch --long # Show files tagged 'golang' tagsearch golang # List all tags that occur along with golang tagsearch -l golang # Show files tagged 'rust', but NOT tagged 'video' tagsearch rust --not video # Show files that match spanish OR espanol tagsearch -o spanish espanol