ejrnl is a journaling application for the privacy concious. It stores all of your entries in an encrypted format.
Install the go tool chain and then run
go get -u github.com/btobolaski/ejrnl/cmd/ejrnl. You can
then update it in the same way.
Create your journal using ejrnl init. You can create new entries using ejrnl new. It will create a
temporary document and open your editor. When you're done editing, the file will be encrypted and
added to your journal. The format is similar to jekyll's, it has a yaml front mattera with the body
being markdown devided by
id: 12345 date: 2016-12-25T11:23:45Z tags: - example --- This is the post's body
The id and date are not required. If they are not specified, an id will automatically be generated and the current time will be used for the timestamp. The date must be an iso8601 timestamp. Tags are optional. While the intent is that the body will be markdown, it is not currently processed in any way.
If you'd like to set a new password, you can use
ejrnl rekey to decrypt and then reencrypt every file
with the new password. The unencrypted files are never written to disk.
There is also an http server which, you can access using
ejrnl server. It listens on port 3000 by
default and is protected with basic auth. It is definitely the least secure way to use ejrnl but it is
by far the most convenient
You'll need additional tools:
Make any changes and then run
make to run the tests and then compile ejrnl.
ejrnl uses the go standard library implementations whenever possible. ejrnl uses AEAD (GCM specifically) with AES-128 as the cipher. The key is generated using scrypt from your specified password and a salt that is generated on your first use of ejrnl. The exact storage format for the encrypted files is as follows: