created_at2022-04-09 08:06:35.760994
updated_at2024-04-11 15:44:14.576868
descriptionMinimalistic note-taking: save and edit your clipboard content as a note file
Jens Getreu



# Tp-Note: Markup enhanced granular note-taking **Save and edit your clipboard content as a note file** [![Cargo](]( [![Documentation](]( [![License](]( _Tp-Note_ is a note-taking-tool and a template system - freely available for Windows, MacOS and Linux - that consistently synchronizes the note’s meta-data with its filename. _Tp-Note_'s main design goal is to convert some input text - usually provided by the system's clipboard - into a Markdown note file with a descriptive YAML header and a meaningful filename. _Tp-Note_ collects various information about its environment and the clipboard and stores them in variables. New notes are created by filling these variables in predefined and customizable _Tera_-templates. _TP-Note's_ default templates are written in Markdown and can be easily adapted to any other markup language if needed. After creating a new note, _TP-Note_ launches the system's text editor and connects the default web browser to _Tp- Note_'s internal Markdown/RestructuredText renderer and web server. The viewer detects note file changes and updates the rendition accordingly. ![Screenshot](./assets/tpnote-screenshot.png) _On Tue, 2023-12-19 at 12:58 +1100, Dev Rain wrote:_ > _Found Tp-Note awhile back and it has become part of my daily workflow, > and indeed part of my daily note-taking life. I wanted to extend my > thanks; so thank you. > dev.rain_ Read more in [Tp-Note’s user manual], [Download Tp-Note] or visit the project page: [Tp-Note - Minimalistic note-taking]. --- # Documentation User documentation: * Introductory video [Tp-Note - Most common use cases - YouTube] * Project page: [Tp-Note's project page], which you are reading right now, lists where you can download _Tp-Note_ and gives an overview of _Tp-Note_'s resources and documentation. * User manual: The user manual showcases how to best use use _Tp-Note_ and how to integrate it with your file manager. [Tp-Note user manual - html] [Tp-Note user manual - pdf] * Unix man-page: The Unix man-page is _Tp-Note_'s technical reference. Here you learn how to customize _Tp-Note_'s templates and how to change its default settings. [Tp-Note manual page - html] [Tp-Note manual page - pdf] * [Blogposts about Tp-Note] Developer documentation: * API documentation _Tp-Note_'s program code documentation targets mainly software developers. The code is split into a library [tpnote-lib] and the command line application [tpnote]. The advanced user may consult the [Tp-Note's config module documentation] which explains the default templates and setting. Many of them can be customized through _Tp-Note_'s configuration file. [Constants in API documentation] # Source code Repository: * [Tp-Note on Gitlab] * [Tp-Note on Github (mirror)] # Distribution ## Download installer packages and binaries ### Tp-Note Microsoft Windows installer package * Installer package for Windows: [tpnote-latest-x86_64.msi] As this early version of the Windows installer is not signed yet, Windows will show the error message “Windows protected your PC”. As a work-around, when you click on the link “More info”, a ”Run anyway” button will appear allowing you to continue the installation process. In general, regardless of where a program comes from, I recommend checking every installable file with [VirusTotal]. ### Tp-Note Debian/Ubuntu installer package * Package compiled for Debian: [x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/debian/tpnote_latest_amd64.deb] ### Various binaries for Windows, MacOS and Linux * Binaries for Ubuntu-Linux 18.04, Windows, MacOS: 1. Open: [Releases - getreu/tp-note] 2. Open the latest release. 3. Open *assets*. 4. Download the packed executable for your operating system. 5. Installation: see below. * Executable for Windows: * [x86_64-pc-windows-gnu/release/tpnote.exe] * Linux binary (compiled with Debian): * [x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/release/tpnote] * The following "musl" version also works on headless system. [x86_64-unknown-linux-musl/release/tpnote] * Binaries for Raspberry Pi (32 bit): * [armv7-unknown-linux-gnueabihf/release/tpnote] * Binaries for Raspberry Pi (64 bit): * [aarch64-unknown-linux-gnu/release/tpnote] ## Tp-Note in official package repositories ### Tp-Note on NetBSD * An official package is available on NetBSD and other "pkgsrc" supported platforms. To install Tp-Note on NetBSD, simply use the native package manager: ```sh pkgin install tpnote ``` ### Tp-Note on NixOS * An official package is available on NixOS (as of 2024-03-16, only on the unstable branch): ```nix environment.systemPackages = [ pkgs.tpnote ]; ``` ### Get Tp-Note with the Nix package manager * First install the [Nix package manager]( available for Linux, MacOS and Windows (WSL2). Alternatively, for Linux there are also [prebuilt Deb/Pacman/Rpm Nix installers]( available. Once you have the Nix package manager installed on your system, try out Tp-Note with: ```nix nix-shell -p tpnote ``` or follow installation instructions here: [NixOS packages - tpnote]( ## Other resources * Copy the Unix man-page to `/usr/local/share/man/man1`: - [tpnote.1.gz] * Copy Tp-Note's icon to `/usr/local/share/icons/`: - [tpnote.svg] # Installation Depending on the availability of installer packages for your operating system, the installation process is more or less automated. For Windows users the fully automated installation package [tpnote-latest-x86_64.msi] is available. For more information, please consult the [Distribution section](#distribution) above and the [Installation section] in _Tp-Note_'s manual. ## Upgrading While upgrading _Tp-Note_, new features may cause a change in _Tp-Notes_'s configuration file structure: ``` *** ERROR: Can not load or parse the (merged) configuration file(s): --- invalid length 3, expected fewer elements in array in `viewer.served_mime_types` Note: this error may occur after upgrading Tp-Note due to some incompatible configuration file changes. Tp-Note renames and thus disables the last sourced configuration file. Additional technical details: * Command line parameters: tpnote -b * Sourced configuration files: /home/joe/.config/tpnote/tpnote.toml ``` The configuration file backup is stored in the same directory as the last sourced configuration file, e.g. `/home/joe/.config/tpnote/`. If Tp-Note sources more than one configuration file, consider the possibility of syntax errors in any of these files (cf. [Customization section] of Tp-Note_'s man-page). # Building If the above precompiled binaries do not suite you, you can compile _Tp-Note_ yourself. 1. [Install Rust], e.g. ```sh curl -sSf | sh sudo apt install build-essential ``` A modern Linux desktop usually ships the required shared libraries. Here is a list extracted form a Debian binary: ```sh ldd target/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/release/tpnote => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ /lib64/ ``` 2. Download, compile and install _Tp-Note_: **Building on Linux** ```sh cargo install tpnote sudo cp ~/.cargo/bin/tpnote /usr/local/bin # Copy icon sudo cp assets/tpnote.svg /usr/local/share/icons ``` Unlike previous Linux versions (<= 1.19.13), Tp-Note displays errors and debug messages as notifications. This requires a Linux/BSD based desktop environment that follows the XDG specification, e.g. KDE, Gnome, XFCE, LXDC, Mate (and probably also most others). The use of notifications also removes former GTK dependencies. Anyway, if you prefer to see error messages on the console only, you can opt out notifications and message boxes. In this case all error messages are dumped on the console from where you started _Tp-Note_ into `stderr`: ```sh cargo install --no-default-features \ --features read-clipboard,viewer,renderer,lang-detection tp-note sudo cp ~/.cargo/bin/tpnote /usr/local/bin ``` **Recommended Linux console and server version** The full-featured version of _Tp-Note_ depends on GUI libraries like Xlib which might not be available on a headless system. Either download the Musl version [x86_64-unknown-linux-musl/release/tpnote] or compile _Tp-Note_ yourself without default features: ```sh cargo install --no-default-features --features renderer,lang-detection tp-note sudo cp ~/.cargo/bin/tpnote /usr/local/bin ``` If Tp-Note's binary size if of concern, omit the `lang-detection` feature in the `cargo` invocation above. The `lang-detection` feature causes 95% of the final binary size because of its extensive language models. **Building on Windows and macOS** Build the full-featured version with: cargo install tpnote When building for Windows or macOS, it does not make sense to exclude the `message-box` feature, because - under Windows and macOS - it does not rely on the notification library. Instead, it uses direct OS-API calls for popping up alert boxes. As these calls have no footprint in binary size or speed, always keep the `message-box` feature compiled in. See also the user manual for a more detailed installation description. ## Cross compilation Debian makes it easy to cross-compile for foreign architectures. Here are some examples: * Target Musl: ```sh rustup target add x86_64-unknown-linux-musl sudo apt install musl-tools cargo build --target x86_64-unknown-linux-musl --release ``` * Target Raspberry Pi (32 bit): ```sh rustup target add armv7-unknown-linux-gnueabihf sudo apt install crossbuild-essential-armhf CARGO_TARGET_ARMV7_UNKNOWN_LINUX_GNUEABIHF_LINKER=/usr/bin/arm-linux-gnueabihf-gcc \ cargo build --target armv7-unknown-linux-gnueabihf --release ``` * Target Raspberry Pi (arm64, 64 bit): ```sh rustup target add aarch64-unknown-linux-gnu sudo apt install crossbuild-essential-arm64 CARGO_TARGET_AARCH64_UNKNOWN_LINUX_GNU_LINKER=/usr/bin/aarch64-linux-gnu-gcc \ cargo build --target aarch64-unknown-linux-gnu --release ``` * Target Windows: ```sh rustup target add x86_64-pc-windows-gnu sudo apt install binutils-mingw-w64 mingw-w64 cargo build --target x86_64-pc-windows-gnu --release ``` This project follows [Semantic Versioning]. # About Author: * Jens Getreu Copyright: * Apache 2 license or MIT license. [Tp-Note’s user manual]: [Download Tp-Note]: [Tp-Note - Minimalistic note-taking]: [Tp-Note - Most common use cases - YouTube]: [Tp-Note's project page]: [Tp-Note user manual - html]: [Tp-Note user manual - pdf]: [Tp-Note manual page - html]: [Tp-Note manual page - pdf]: [Blogposts about Tp-Note]: [Tp-Note's config module documentation]: [tpnote]: [tpnote-lib]: [Constants in API documentation]: [Tp-Note on Gitlab]: [Tp-Note on Github (mirror)]: [tpnote-latest-x86_64.msi]: [VirusTotal]: [x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/debian/tpnote_latest_amd64.deb]: [Releases - getreu/tp-note]: [x86_64-pc-windows-gnu/release/tpnote.exe]: [x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/release/tpnote]: [x86_64-unknown-linux-musl/release/tpnote]: [armv7-unknown-linux-gnueabihf/release/tpnote]: [aarch64-unknown-linux-gnu/release/tpnote]: [tpnote.1.gz]: [tpnote.svg]: [tpnote-latest-x86_64.msi]: [Installation section]: [Customization section]: [Install Rust]: [Semantic Versioning]:
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