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.

Running the eg command

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.

Find the release on GitHub here

Adam Berg

Adam is the founder of engram - a tool that helps detangle the mind.