Lua script for iOS app Trunk Notes. Opens file, collates certain dates based on the current month and day.
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README.md

Date Collator

Date Collator is a Lua script built for the iOS app Trunk Notes.

Opens a specific file with dates on each line (e.g. from a journal).

Uses the current date (month and day), collates all the lines into one file, displays this text.

Installation

So you have three pieces:

  1. the journal text file
  2. the Lua script
  3. the page to display the output of the script

These pieces we'll name:

  1. journal.txt
  2. date_collator.lua
  3. date_events.txt

The file journal.txt needs to start with the date and have each entry on one line. Look at journal.txt to see an example.

Copy the date_collator.lua file into Trunk Notes. (note: The current version of Trunk Notes may have a bug where date_collator needs to end with .txt instead of .lua)

Copy date_events.txt into Trunk Notes, or paste this line into a page of your choosing:

{{lua date_collator.lua, journal.txt, start_year}}

Put in the start_year that you want.

The script will collate until reaching the current year.

Going to date_events.txt will load the script, run it on your journal, and output the text to the page.

Contributing

  • allow entries to be over multiple lines, where it starts at one date and then ends right before another (\nYYYY-MM-DD), for example
  • add features