--- title: c description: Add comments to files or folders. author: Jonovono contact: @Jonovono created: 2012 May 02 ---
Sometimes I lose track of what certain folders or files are for or do. Instead of having to open the project I wanted a way to quickly give a certain directory a comment describing what the project does or what technology it makes use of. Couldn't find a way to do this easily, so I made this.
This is my first C program, so feel free to send some fixes or point out things I have done that could be better. Would love some feedback!
When run this program creates a .comments directory in the current directory to store the comments for the files. So a given file, for example, names file1.txt will be given an entry called file1.txt.comment in the comment directory.
The main commands are:
- View the comment for a file or directory (or the current directory).
- Give a file or directory (or the current directory) a comment.
- View all the files/directories with their comment beside them (also in ascending or descending order based on modification time)
c <filename or directory name>
Or to view the current directory
To view all of the files/directories
c all c all + (ascending order on modification time) c all - (descending order)
This will replace whatever comment that file already has if it has one
c <filename or directory name> "comment"
To append a comment to the end of whatever that file has use:
c <filename or directory name> -p "comment"
Of course, use . in replace of for the current directory.
Get it using the following command:
$ git clone git://github.com/Jonovono/c.git
And then should be able to install going:
$ ./configure $ make $ sudo make install
And those on Mac should be able to use:
$ brew install c
Follow me or give me feedback/suggestions etc on twitter @Jonovono
Don't be afraid to make some changes and submit them!