Boo is a reimplementation of a handy tool I saw in one of Zach Holman's screencasts. Basically it's a key value store that allows you to save snippets of text that you can later find and copy to your clipboard.
Let's try a simple usage example. I just found a funny picture of a friend and want to keep it stored for use as leverage the next time I need to borrow some money from him. Here's where boo can help me out. I open up a terminal window and type:
boo funny-picture http://i.imgur.com/AEWxr.jpg
And now it's saved!
So now I need an extra server for a project I'm working on. I'm broke and my friend is reluctant to help me out, so I need some help from my friend boo! All I have to do is open a terminal window and type:
and Boom! The URL is instantly copied to my clipboard, where I can send it in a completely non-threatening email to my friend in order to get my way!
Fire up your terminal and type:
git clone git://github.com/stevenleeg/boo.git cd boo sudo python setup.py install
And that's it! Boo is now at your service!
boo test hello world
Creates a new key,
test, and sets it's value to
Gets the value of key
test and copys it to your clipboard
boo -r test
Removes the key
boo -m test hello
Renames the key
Lists all of the keys stored in your
boo -p test
Prints the value of the given key
boo -c test hello
Adds "hello" to the end of key
boo -e test
test with an editor specified by the
EDITOR environment variable.
You can also set (and append to) keys through stdin:
boo test - < helloworld.txt
boo test -c - < helloworld.txt
- It's currently OS X and Windows only (on OSX, it relies on AppKit to access to clipboard). Linux support will be coming soon.
- I want to add some kind of grouping support. Right now the only way to do it is to name the keys you want to group something-keyname and use grep to filter them (use
- Implement some kind of remote repository; allowing boo keys to be synchronized between multiple machines. Possibly even some sharing between users?
And of course if you have any ideas, feel free to open a new issue or if you're dedicated: submit a pull request!