STAR: Simple Text Archiving and Retrieving
star is a simple tool for saving and retrieving bits of text. You could use it to save bookmarks, hard-to-remember commands, complex emoticons, stuff like that.
star for all sorts of things.
$ star music listen 1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aloryfd5ipw analord, aphex twin, listen, music, music, afx 2) http://modernarecords.com/releases label, listen, music, contemporary classical 3) https://soundcloud.com/terryurban/sets/fka-biggie listen, music, terry urban, fka biggie 4) http://prefuse73.bandcamp.com/album/travels-in-constants-vol-25 music, prefuse 73, temporary residence, travels in constants, listen $ star book readme 1) http://www.squeakland.org/resources/books/readingList.jsp alan kay, books, readme, syllabus 2) http://www.gigamonkeys.com/book/ Practical Common Lisp, readme, lisp 3) https://tachyonpublications.com/product/central-station/ books, readme, scifi 4) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World_as_Will_and_Representation books, philosophy, readme, schopenhauer 5) http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18877915-the-lonely-astronaut-on-christmas-eve blink-182, readme, space $ star emoticon 1) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ emoticon, shrug 2) (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻ emoticon, fliptable 3) ⊙︿⊙ bugeye, emoticon 4) (╯︵╰,) emoticon, sadcry 5) (*￣з￣) emoticon, kissing
Never let your friends down again!
$ star unix tar 1) tar -czvf DIR unix, tar, zip 2) tar -tzvf DIR.tar.gz unix, tar, list 3) tar -xzvf DIR.tar.gz unix, tar, unzip
That's the "Retrieving" part of
star. Depending on your config (or command line flags) you can then pipe the string on the numbered line to
open, or any other external tool you like.
The "Archiving" part is done like this:
$ star -n value tag tag tag
$ star -n "tar -czvf DIR" unix tar zip
will create a new record in the store file.
star stores records in a plain text file, by default at
~/.config/star/store but that's configurable via the config file at
You can edit records via a temp file in your
$ star -e unix tar 1) tar -czvf DIR unix, tar, zip 2) tar -tzvf DIR.tar.gz unix, tar, list 3) tar -xzvf DIR.tar.gz unix, tar, unzip Edit these records: 1 3
Deleting records is also easy:
$ star -d todo 1) shave todo, today 2) shower todo, today 3) wash dishes todo, today Delete these records: all
star saves, interfaces with, and acts on text snippets that it stores in a plain text file.
This version of
star is written in Go. In
bin/ there are compiled executables for every combination of
[linux darwin windows] and
[amd64 386] in the format
star_[os]-[arch]. So to install you could just download the executable you need, put it somewhere useful, and create a symlink somewhere in your
$ cd wherever/you/keep/programs $ curl -O https://github.com/rmavis/go-STAR/raw/master/bin/star_[os]-[arch] $ ln -s [executable] /usr/local/bin/star
Or you can clone the repo and build it yourself. If you have a working Go setup, it's very easy:
$ cd $GOPATH/src/where/ever $ git clone https://github.com/rmavis/go-STAR.git $ go get gopkg.in/yaml.v2 # This is star's only dependency. $ go install
There's also a version written in Ruby, if you're into that. They're similar but I recommend this one---it's faster and has better browsing options.