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.TH ANKI 1 "August 11, 2007"
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anki \- flexible, intelligent flashcard program
\fBAnki\fP is a program designed to help you remember facts (such as words and
phrases in a foreign language) as easily, quickly and efficiently as possible.
To do this, it tracks how well you remember each fact, and uses that
information to optimally schedule review times. With a minimal amount of
effort, you can greatly increase the amount of material you remember, making
study more productive, and more fun.
Anki is based on a theory called \fIspaced repetition\fP. In simple terms, it means
that each time you review some material, you should wait longer than last time
before reviewing it again. This maximizes the time spent studying difficult
material and minimizes the time spent reviewing things you already know. The
concept is simple, but the vast majority of memory trainers and flashcard
programs out there either avoid the concept all together, or implement
inflexible and suboptimal methods that were originally designed for pen and
.B \-b ~/.anki
Use ~/.anki instead of ~/Anki as Anki's base folder
.B \-p ProfileName
Load a specific profile
.B \-l <lang>
Start the program in a specific language (de=German, en=English, etc)
Anki home page: <>
Anki was written by Damien Elmes <>.
This manual page was written by Nicholas Breen <>,
for the Debian project (but may be used by others), and has been
updated for Anki 2 by Damien Elmes.