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Ramfile is a card file program with easy,
useful searching, written in Python for GTK. It runs on Linux, and also runs
on Microsoft Windows if GTK is installed, in Python 2.3 and 2.4.
Ramfile was inspired by Bill Atkinson's Quickfile program on the Macintosh,
a simple, fast card file program. This new version for Linux and Microsoft
Windows can use Mac RamFile and Quickfile documents, and also mbox (EMail)
files, and other text files.
Ramfile, and Quickfile before it, search for the words you type, as words,
not as entire strings, so the words can be in any order on a card. A card file
can be a convenient substitute for being organized, as information placed in
cards can be easily found again, even much later. I'm not an organized person,
and a pile of cards is just about as far as I want to go in getting organized.
Ramfile is installed from a normal
Python source tarball:
$ tar xfvz ramfile-<version>.tar.gz
$ cd ramfile-<version>
$ su -
# python setup.py install
On Linux, you will need (but probably already have)
PyGTK, and GTK. Binary packages for each of these are probably part of your
distro and can be installed using its tools.
On Microsoft Windows, you will need
Instructions are available under
general, if ramfile is started without a document, it tries to open
QuickData.txt in your home directory, making a new empty one if
it can't find it. Ramfile shows one card at a time. Search for a card by
typing words into the upper "Find" text box and pressing Enter. Move to the
next card by clearing the "Find" box and pressing Enter. Go or search
backward by pressing Shift-Return. Click on the card and type to edit the
current card. Add a new card with