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Cash Manager 0.2

Manage who owes who.

Author : Pranesh Srinivasan License : GPL

Dependencies : A good haskell compiler. I have tested this with the Glasgow Haskell Compiler (GHC) on a GNU/Linux Machine (Ubuntu). It should also work on Windows, using ghc

Brief Installation Steps

  • Make sure you have a haskell compiler (pref ghc) installed. On Debian/Ubuntu this can be done by apt-get install ghc

  • In the directory of the program, change any Makefile variables that you may want to. The most oft changed will be the PREFIX, since it might differ from system to system. For Debian/Ubuntu, this is /usr/bin

  • Simply run make followed by a make install


The program allows one to have buddies, that he declares using cashman add friends. Then he can keep track individually of the money he gives or takes from someone. Options will be added later to sum all debt / credit, and allow transfer from a friend to another.

Right now, the program is first person centric.

help                -> display this message
take  friend amount -> take amount money from friend 
give  friend amount -> give amount money to friend 
reset friend        -> reset money owed to/by friend to 0 (keeps logs)
show  friend        -> show money owed to/by friend
add   friend        -> add a friend with the name friend
history friend      -> display entire log history of friend
list                -> list all friends
report              -> make a report
In all the above, amount is integral

Comments can be added when using give or take, as an optional last option.

Examples :

  cashman add smith    -> adds smith as a friend 
  cashman take smith 5 -> borrow 5 from Smith
  cashman give smith 100 "lunch" -> lend Smith a 100, with an annotation saying "lunch"
                                    to help memory
  cashman report


To keep track of daily expenditure, you may want to add a friend called expenditure, and give him your daily expenditure everyday. Since there is a time log, you can then use the history command to view your expenditure across a time period.

Implementation Details

The data is stored in ~/.cashman (on Linux Machines) with each friend having a file, friend.frnd Money given to the friend is viewed as personal credit (+ve sign), and money taken from the friend is viewed as personal debit (-ve sign)