To install, grab the bash script, read its comments, and off you go. The script is here: https://github.com/bigethan/private-note
This is a small command line program to quickly and discreetly record thoughts to be followed up on later. I wanted a specific tool for small thoughts/ideas/observations that don't really belong in a todo or reminder app, and my terminal is always a keystroke away.
I use it like so: assuming I have the command aliased as xx in my shell, I type things like:
[ ~]$ xx ⤇ are the user sessions really only stored in a single cache server [ ~]$$ xx ⤇ tricia seems unhappy with the retro meetings [ ~]$ xx ⤇ it seems like bill is being a little too competitive at ping pong [ ~]$$ xx ⤇ is the android app pulling down the whole mobile website [ ~]$$ xx ⤇ what does lagniappe mean
and then I can review them later with xx show:
[ ~]$ xx show 1 | 2016-06-20 03:55:52 | are the user sessions really only stored in a single cache server 2 | 2016-06-21 15:45:11 | tricia seems unhappy with the retro meetings 3 | 2016-06-22 11:12:22 | it seems like bill is being a little too competitive at ping pong 4 | 2016-06-23 09:23:53 | is the android app pulling down the whole mobile website 5 | 2016-06-26 15:29:04 | what does lagniappe mean
To clear item '3' from the list: xx done 3
It tries to be discreet in a few ways: Commands are not saved in the shell history, it clears the terminal after it has run, the file it is saved to is encrypted with ROT 13. Not real protection for real secrets but decent enough to prevent accidental exposure.