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LESANA(1) lesana LESANA(1)

NAME

lesana -

MANAGES COLLECTION INVENTORIES

Author
valhalla@trueelena.org
Manual section
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SYNOPSIS

lesana [–help] <command>

DESCRIPTION

lesana is a tool to organize collections of various kinds. It is designed to have a data storage / serialization format that is friendly to git and other VCSs, but decent performances.

To reach this aim it uses yaml as its serialization format, which is easy to store in a VCS, share between people and syncronize between different computers, but it also keeps an index of this data in a local xapian database in order to allow for fast searches.

lesana supports collections of any kind, as long as their entries can be described with a mostly flat dictionary of fields of the types described in the documentation file field_types.

Some example collection schemas are provided, but one big strenght of lesana is the ability to customize your collection with custom fields either by simply writing a personalized settings.yaml.

OPTIONS

-h, --help
Prints an help message and exits.

COMMANDS

new(1)
Creates a new entry.
edit(1)
Edits an existing entry.
show(1)
Shows an existing entry.
index(1)
Index some entries in the xapian cache.
search(1)
Searches for entries in the xapian cache.
export(1)
Exports entries from one lesana collection to another
init(1)
Initialize a new lesana collection
rm(1)
Removes an entry.

TEXT EDITOR

Many lesana subcommands will try to open files in a text editor choosen as follows:
  • first, the value of $EDITOR is tried
  • then the command sensible-editor, as available under e.g. Debian and its derivatives
  • lastly, it will try to fallback to vi, which should be available under any posix system.

COPYRIGHT

2020, Elena Grandi
October 9, 2020 0.6