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(s) to a script and do whatever you'd like with it.
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 -x 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 viewing/output options.