zim desktop wiki

Description

zim desktop wiki – Zim is a graphical text editor used to maintain a collection of wiki pages. Each page can contain links to other pages, simple formatting and images. Pages are stored in a folder structure, like in an outliner, and can have attachments. Creating a new page is as easy as linking to a nonexistent page. All data is stored in plain text files with wiki formatting. Various plugins provide additional functionality, like a task list manager, an equation editor, a tray icon, and support for version control.

Zim can be used to:

  • Keep an archive of notes

  • Take notes during meetings or lectures

  • Organize task lists

  • Draft blog entries and emails

  • Do brainstorming

zim desktop wiki – Zim handles several types of markup, like headings, bullet lists and of course bold, italic and highlighted. This markup is saved as wiki text so you can easily edit it with other editors. Because of the autosave feature you can switch between pages and follow links while editing without worries.

Usage

Syntax

       /usr/bin/zim [OPTIONS] [NOTEBOOK [PAGE]]
   or: /usr/bin/zim --server [OPTIONS] [NOTEBOOK]
   or: /usr/bin/zim --export [OPTIONS] NOTEBOOK [PAGE]
   or: /usr/bin/zim --search NOTEBOOK QUERY
   or: /usr/bin/zim --index  [OPTIONS] NOTEBOOK
   or: /usr/bin/zim --plugin PLUGIN [ARGUMENTS]
   or: /usr/bin/zim --manual [OPTIONS] [PAGE]
   or: /usr/bin/zim --help

Options

General Options: zim desktop wiki
  --gui           run the editor (this is the default)
  --server        run the web server
  --export        export to a different format
  --search        run a search query on a notebook
  --index         build an index for a notebook
  --plugin        call a specific plugin function
  --manual        open the user manual
  -V, --verbose   print information to terminal
  -D, --debug     print debug messages
  -v, --version   print version and exit
  -h, --help      print this text

GUI Options: zim desktop wiki
  --list          show the list with notebooks instead of
                  opening the default notebook
  --geometry      window size and position as WxH+X+Y
  --fullscreen    start in fullscreen mode
  --standalone     start a single instance, no background process

Server Options:
  --port          port to use (defaults to 8080)
  --template      name of the template to use
  --gui           run the gui wrapper for the server

Export Options:
  --format        format to use (defaults to 'html')
  --template      name of the template to use
  -o, --output    output directory
  --root-url      url to use for the document root
  --index-page    index page name

  You can use the export option to print a single page to stdout.
  When exporting a whole notebook you need to provide a directory.

Search Options:
  None

Index Options:
  -o, --output    output file

Example

cyborg@cyborg:~$ zim --gui

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