How do I share a journal across several Mac computers?

Asked by Norm LeDonne on 2011-11-12

I have a Mac desktop and a Mac laptop, both running RedNotebook 1.2 through X11 and bash. I would like to update the journal entries from either Mac. I saved journal to my DropBox as a .txt file. The file can be opened and read on either Mac, using the Mac text reading program. However, when I open the file using RedNotebook, no information is imported. Am I doing something incorrect? Is there another procedure that I could or should use to share the journal between PCs? This is important to me for the future also, since I am currently running RedNotebook on a PC with Ubuntu; I will moving the information from that PC to a Mac next year, and I want to be able to recover and use the RedNotebook file that I currently have on Ubuntu with the Mac that I will purchase.

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Jendrik Seipp
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2011-11-15
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2011-11-15
Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp) said : #1

you never open the txt files, you just open the directories that contain
them from within RedNotebook.

There is no live sync, i.e. if you change smething on one computer you
have to restart RedNotebook on the other one to see the changes.

By the way: Could you send me a screenshot of RedNotebook running on a
Mac? I would like to see what that looks like. Which method did you use
to make it run?

Norm LeDonne (hglutermusic) said : #2

I tried opening the folder, and it still did not import the file.

I'll send screen shot in a couple of minutes.

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On Nov 12, 2011, at 2:05 PM, Jendrik Seipp wrote:

> Your question #178530 on RedNotebook changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/rednotebook/+question/178530
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Jendrik Seipp proposed the following answer:
> you never open the txt files, you just open the directories that contain
> them from within RedNotebook.
>
> There is no live sync, i.e. if you change smething on one computer you
> have to restart RedNotebook on the other one to see the changes.
>
> By the way: Could you send me a screenshot of RedNotebook running on a
> Mac? I would like to see what that looks like. Which method did you use
> to make it run?
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/rednotebook/+question/178530/+confirm?answer_id=0
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Norm LeDonne (hglutermusic) said : #3

Here's the screenshot:

Here's the directions as to what I did:

http://guide.macports.org/#installing

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On Nov 12, 2011, at 2:05 PM, Jendrik Seipp wrote:

> Your question #178530 on RedNotebook changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/rednotebook/+question/178530
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Jendrik Seipp proposed the following answer:
> you never open the txt files, you just open the directories that contain
> them from within RedNotebook.
>
> There is no live sync, i.e. if you change smething on one computer you
> have to restart RedNotebook on the other one to see the changes.
>
> By the way: Could you send me a screenshot of RedNotebook running on a
> Mac? I would like to see what that looks like. Which method did you use
> to make it run?
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/rednotebook/+question/178530/+confirm?answer_id=0
>
> If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
> following page to enter your feedback:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/rednotebook/+question/178530
>
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.

Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp) said : #4

I think you'll have to send the screenshot by mail: https://launchpad.net/~jendrikseipp

Please use the following steps:

Make sure that one of the files yyyy-mm.txt in your journal folder contains some text and remember for which date it contains text.
Open RedNotebook.
Do Journal->Open and select the journal folder.
Navigate to the remembered day with the calendar and see if there's text.

Does it work now?

Norm LeDonne (hglutermusic) said : #5

Hi Jendrick,

I could not see your screen shot - your link is an https address.

I did exactly what you said. However, I could not see anything in RedNotebook. There is information in the text file. This is from November 5, from a file named: 2011-11.txt

5:
  Cool Stuff: {Ate **two** cans of spam: null}
  Ideas: {Use a cool journal app: null}
  Movies: {Monty Python's Life of Brian: null}
  Tags: {Documentation: null}
  text: 'Hello! Some example text has been added to help you start and you can erase
    it whenever you like. The example text and more documentation is available under
    "Help" -> "Contents".

    The interface is divided into three parts:

    - **Left**: Navigation with the calendar

    - **Center**: Text for a day

    - **Right**: Annotations to a day

The text above is exactly what I see in RedNotebook on the Mac desktop, the source of the file.

Norm

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On Nov 13, 2011, at 4:35 AM, Jendrik Seipp wrote:

> Your question #178530 on RedNotebook changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/rednotebook/+question/178530
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Jendrik Seipp proposed the following answer:
> I think you'll have to send the screenshot by mail:
> https://launchpad.net/~jendrikseipp
>
> Please use the following steps:
>
> Make sure that one of the files yyyy-mm.txt in your journal folder contains some text and remember for which date it contains text.
> Open RedNotebook.
> Do Journal->Open and select the journal folder.
> Navigate to the remembered day with the calendar and see if there's text.
>
> Does it work now?
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/rednotebook/+question/178530/+confirm?answer_id=3
>
> If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
> following page to enter your feedback:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/rednotebook/+question/178530
>
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.

Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp) said : #6

For the e-mail address, have a look on the webpage, it's listed there.

Can you please find the file $HOME/.rednotebook/rednotebook.log and send
it to me?

Norm LeDonne (hglutermusic) said : #7

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On Nov 13, 2011, at 5:11 PM, Jendrik Seipp wrote:

> Your question #178530 on RedNotebook changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/rednotebook/+question/178530
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Jendrik Seipp proposed the following answer:
> For the e-mail address, have a look on the webpage, it's listed there.
>
> Can you please find the file $HOME/.rednotebook/rednotebook.log and send
> it to me?
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/rednotebook/+question/178530/+confirm?answer_id=5
>
> If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
> following page to enter your feedback:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/rednotebook/+question/178530
>
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.

Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp) said : #8

there was nothing in your last mail.

Norm LeDonne (hglutermusic) said : #9

From the posting Mac:

2011-11-13 08:05:49,524 DEBUG sys.stdout logging level: 20
2011-11-13 08:05:49,524 INFO Writing log to file "/Users/XXXXX/.rednotebook/rednotebook.log"
2011-11-13 08:05:51,018 INFO Using pyyaml for loading and dumping
2011-11-13 08:05:51,028 INFO chardet not found. 'utf-8' encoding will be assumed
2011-11-13 08:05:51,029 INFO Configuration has been saved to /Users/XXXXX/.rednotebook/configuration.cfg
2011-11-13 08:05:51,029 INFO Running in portable mode: False
2011-11-13 08:05:51,029 INFO First Start: False
2011-11-13 08:05:51,029 INFO RedNotebook version: 1.2.0
2011-11-13 08:05:51,080 INFO System info: machine: x86_64, platform: Darwin-11.2.0-x86_64-i386-64bit, processor: i386, python_version: 2.7.2, release: 11.2.0, system: Darwin, GTK version: (2, 24, 7), PyGTK version: (2, 22, 0), Yaml version: 3.09
2011-11-13 08:05:51,672 DEBUG Default font: Sans 10
2011-11-13 08:05:51,672 DEBUG Default size: 10
2011-11-13 08:05:51,763 INFO Cloud ignore list: [u'comma', u'filter', u'separated', u'these', u'words']
2011-11-13 08:05:51,763 INFO Cloud include list: [u'job', u'mtv', u'play', u'spam', u'work']
2011-11-13 08:05:51,763 DEBUG Start compiling regexes
2011-11-13 08:05:51,764 DEBUG Finished
2011-11-13 08:05:51,770 INFO Using zeitgeist: False
2011-11-13 08:05:51,771 DEBUG Tray icon visible: True
2011-11-13 08:05:51,772 INFO Opening journal at /Users/XXXXX/Dropbox/RedNotebook
2011-11-13 08:05:51,785 DEBUG Starting to load files in dir "/Users/XXXXX/Dropbox/RedNotebook"
2011-11-13 08:05:51,785 DEBUG .DS_Store is not a valid month filename
2011-11-13 08:05:51,785 DEBUG Start loading file "/Users/XXXXX/Dropbox/RedNotebook/2011-11.txt"
2011-11-13 08:05:51,887 DEBUG Finished loading file "/Users/XXXXX/Dropbox/RedNotebook/2011-11.txt"
2011-11-13 08:05:51,887 DEBUG Finished loading files in dir "/Users/XXXXX/Dropbox/RedNotebook"
2011-11-13 08:05:52,061 INFO 1.2 is the latest version
2011-11-13 08:05:52,061 INFO A newer version is available: False
2011-11-13 08:05:52,061 INFO Connected Signals: 1 2 3 6 15 18
2011-11-13 08:05:52,061 DEBUG Start took 1.03350901604 seconds
2011-11-13 08:05:52,061 DEBUG Trying to enter the gtk main loop
2011-11-13 08:05:52,094 DEBUG Update the cloud (Type: word)
2011-11-13 08:05:52,127 DEBUG Cloud updated
2011-11-13 08:15:52,196 INFO The content has been saved to /Users/XXXXX/Dropbox/RedNotebook
2011-11-13 08:15:52,298 INFO Configuration has been saved to /Users/XXXXX/.rednotebook/configuration.cfg
2011-11-13 08:15:52,317 DEBUG Update the cloud (Type: word)
2011-11-13 08:15:52,325 DEBUG Cloud updated
2011-11-13 19:14:14,241 DEBUG Category not found: "Music plans"
2011-11-13 19:15:52,114 INFO The content has been saved to /Users/XXXXX/Dropbox/RedNotebook
2011-11-13 19:15:52,116 DEBUG Update the cloud (Type: word)
2011-11-13 19:15:52,124 DEBUG Cloud updated
2011-11-13 19:25:52,084 INFO The content has been saved to /Users/XXXXX/Dropbox/RedNotebook
2011-11-13 19:25:52,085 INFO Configuration has been saved to /Users/XXXXX/.rednotebook/configuration.cfg
2011-11-13 19:25:52,087 DEBUG Update the cloud (Type: word)
2011-11-13 19:25:52,096 DEBUG Cloud updated

Norm LeDonne (hglutermusic) said : #10

From the notebook:

2011-11-14 18:44:54,953 DEBUG sys.stdout logging level: 20
2011-11-14 18:44:54,953 INFO Writing log to file "/Users/normancledonnejr/.rednotebook/rednotebook.log"
2011-11-14 18:44:55,316 INFO Using pyyaml for loading and dumping
2011-11-14 18:44:55,318 INFO chardet not found. 'utf-8' encoding will be assumed
2011-11-14 18:44:55,320 INFO Configuration has been saved to /Users/normancledonnejr/.rednotebook/configuration.cfg
2011-11-14 18:44:55,320 INFO Running in portable mode: False
2011-11-14 18:44:55,320 INFO First Start: False
2011-11-14 18:44:55,320 INFO RedNotebook version: 1.2.0
2011-11-14 18:44:55,338 INFO System info: machine: x86_64, platform: Darwin-11.2.0-x86_64-i386-64bit, processor: i386, python_version: 2.7.2, release: 11.2.0, system: Darwin, GTK version: (2, 24, 7), PyGTK version: (2, 22, 0), Yaml version: 3.09
2011-11-14 18:44:55,499 DEBUG Default font: Sans 10
2011-11-14 18:44:55,499 DEBUG Default size: 10
2011-11-14 18:44:55,545 INFO Cloud ignore list: [u'comma', u'filter', u'separated', u'these', u'words']
2011-11-14 18:44:55,546 INFO Cloud include list: [u'job', u'mtv', u'play', u'spam', u'work']
2011-11-14 18:44:55,546 DEBUG Start compiling regexes
2011-11-14 18:44:55,547 DEBUG Finished
2011-11-14 18:44:55,553 INFO Using zeitgeist: False
2011-11-14 18:44:55,554 DEBUG Tray icon visible: True
2011-11-14 18:44:55,555 INFO Opening journal at /Users/normancledonnejr/Dropbox
2011-11-14 18:44:55,556 DEBUG Starting to load files in dir "/Users/normancledonnejr/Dropbox"
2011-11-14 18:44:55,556 DEBUG .DS_Store is not a valid month filename
2011-11-14 18:44:55,556 DEBUG .dropbox.cache is not a valid month filename
2011-11-14 18:44:55,556 DEBUG Start loading file "/Users/normancledonnejr/Dropbox/2011-11.txt"
2011-11-14 18:44:55,559 DEBUG Finished loading file "/Users/normancledonnejr/Dropbox/2011-11.txt"
2011-11-14 18:44:55,559 DEBUG ClassicalArchives is not a valid month filename
2011-11-14 18:44:55,559 DEBUG Getting Started.pdf is not a valid month filename
2011-11-14 18:44:55,559 DEBUG Icon
 is not a valid month filename
2011-11-14 18:44:55,559 DEBUG Irwin.rtfd is not a valid month filename
2011-11-14 18:44:55,559 DEBUG Journal.dayone is not a valid month filename
2011-11-14 18:44:55,560 DEBUG Photos is not a valid month filename
2011-11-14 18:44:55,560 DEBUG Public is not a valid month filename
2011-11-14 18:44:55,560 DEBUG RedNotebook is not a valid month filename
2011-11-14 18:44:55,560 DEBUG debt-settlement-agreement.odt is not a valid month filename
2011-11-14 18:44:55,560 DEBUG namronennodel is not a valid month filename
2011-11-14 18:44:55,560 DEBUG Finished loading files in dir "/Users/normancledonnejr/Dropbox"
2011-11-14 18:44:55,750 INFO 1.2 is the latest version
2011-11-14 18:44:55,750 INFO A newer version is available: False
2011-11-14 18:44:55,751 INFO Connected Signals: 1 2 3 6 15 18
2011-11-14 18:44:55,751 DEBUG Start took 0.432448148727 seconds
2011-11-14 18:44:55,751 DEBUG Trying to enter the gtk main loop
2011-11-14 18:44:55,776 DEBUG Update the cloud (Type: word)
2011-11-14 18:44:55,777 DEBUG Cloud updated

Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp) said : #11

It seems that everything works fine. Are you sure there's content in

/Users/XXXXX/Dropbox/RedNotebook/2011-11.txt
and it's really not displayed in RedNotebook under the respective dates?

Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp) said : #12

this shows you're trying to load a journal in the main dropbox folder.
You should put 2011-11.txt in the RedNotebook subdirectory and load that
directory like you did before.

Norm LeDonne (hglutermusic) said : #13

Thanks Jendrik! I made a dummy file with the same name, and did not import the real file correctly! Now I got it to work. This question can be marked 'answered'. Did my link help you?

Norm

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On Nov 14, 2011, at 6:55 PM, Jendrik Seipp wrote:

> Your question #178530 on RedNotebook changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/rednotebook/+question/178530
>
> Jendrik Seipp proposed the following answer:
> this shows you're trying to load a journal in the main dropbox folder.
> You should put 2011-11.txt in the RedNotebook subdirectory and load that
> directory like you did before.
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/rednotebook/+question/178530/+confirm?answer_id=11
>
> If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
> following page to enter your feedback:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/rednotebook/+question/178530
>
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.

Best Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp) said : #14

Yes, thanks. You have to mark the question yourself.

Norm LeDonne (hglutermusic) said : #15

All solved. I never thought of looking at the log file. And, I found out how to get to hidden Mac folders in the process! Thanks for the quick response and steady assistance and guidance.