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Minimalist Web Notepad

This is an open-source clone of the now-defunct "a piece of paper in the cloud".

See demo at or


Make sure the web server is allowed to write to the _tmp directory.

On Apache

You may need to enable mod_rewrite and allow .htaccess files in your site configuration. See How To Set Up mod_rewrite for Apache.

On Nginx

To enable URL rewriting, put something like this in your configuration file:

If the project resides in the root directory:

location / {
    rewrite ^/([a-zA-Z0-9_-]+)$ /index.php?note=$1;

If the project resides in a subdirectory:

location ~* ^/notes/([a-zA-Z0-9_-]+)$ {
    try_files $uri /notes/index.php?note=$1;

Usage (CLI)

Using the command-line interface you can both save and retrieve notes. Here are some examples using curl:

Retrieve a note's content and save it to a local file:

curl > test.txt

Save specific text to a note:

curl -d 'hello,

welcome to my pad!

Save the content of a local file (e.g., /etc/hosts) to a note:

cat /etc/hosts | curl --data-binary @-

Copyright and license

Copyright 2012 Pere Orga

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this work except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at:

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.