I wanted to build a CLI version of engram since I first started the project. I delayed it over and over as I figured people would want a traditional UI that they’ve come to expect. While I still think this is true to some degree, I found myself wanting a cli version of engram. I can think of no other type of program that is quick, removes distractions, and yet still provides deep advanced functionality.
Building & Installing engram-cli
If you are interested in how the code works and looks have a look at this post I made about the more techinical details: Building My First Command Line Interface (CLI) with Rust
Install rust with the command below found from their Getting started page
curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf https://sh.rustup.rs | sh
Install eg command
git clone https://github.com/adamjberg/engram-cli.git cd engram-cli cd rust cargo install --path .
Create an engram account
Currently, the cli only works with the online version of engram. Sign up for an account here.
If all is successful you can now run
eg from your favorite terminal program.
On first run the application will ask you for your engram username and password. These will then be stored in a config file so you never need to re-enter them again.
Now anytime you run the
eg command you can type note after note into the terminal and they will be immediately synced to your online account.