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       tomboy -	A simple note-taking application for Gnome

       tomboy [OPTION] ...

       This manual page	documents briefly the tomboy command.

       Tomboy  is a desktop note-taking	application for	Linux and Unix.	Simple
       and easy	to use,	but with potential to help you organize	the ideas  and
       information you deal with every day.

       Tomboy's	 usefulness  lies in the ability to relate notes and ideas to-
       gether, using a WikiWiki-like linking system.

       When run	without	any options, the Tomboy	note menu appears in the Gnome
       Panel's	notification  tray  area.  Selecting a note from the menu dis-
       plays the note's	spatial	window.

       Changes to notes	are saved automatically.  Links	to  URLs,  files,  and
       other  notes are	detected as you	type.  Rich editing such as highlight-
       ing, bold, italics, undo/redo, and variable font	sizes are supported.

       Global keybindings exist	to allow fast access to	Tomboy notes  and  di-
       alogs.  These keybindings are set in GConf (see below) and may be acti-
       vated from any application.

       The program follows the usual GNU command  line	syntax,	 with  options
       starting	with two dashes	(`--').	 A summary of options are included be-

	      Create and display a new note.

       --new-note TITLE
	      Create and display a new note with the title given.

       --open-note TITLE/URL
	      Display the existing note	matching TITLE or URL.

       --note-path [PATH]
	      Load/store note data in this directory.

	      Display the "Start Here" note.

	      Launches Tomboy as a panel applet. This feature is not meant for
	      users, but must be utilized only by gnome-panel.

       --search	TEXT
	      Searches	notes  for the specified TEXT and opens	the Search All
	      Notes window with	the search text

       --highlight-search TEXT
	      Search and highlight TEXT	in the opened note.

	      Show summary of options.

	      Show version of program.

	      Turn on debugging	output.

       Tomboy has several preference settings stored  in  GConf.   Changes  to
       Settings	 are  applied instantly	to any running Tomboy instance.	A sum-
       mary of the GConf settings and their purpose are	described below.

	      Global X keybinding for displaying the "Start Here"  note.   The
	      default keybinding is <Alt>F11.

	      Global  X	 keybinding  for  displaying  the Tomboy applet's note
	      menu.  The default keybinding is <Alt>F12.

	      Global X keybinding for creating and displaying a	new note.

	      Global X keybinding for opening the recent changes dialog.

	      Global X keybinding for opening the note search dialog.


       Please send bug reports to the Tomboy mailing  list  (tomboy-list@beat-	 or  enter  them  in  the  Gnome  Bugzilla bug tracker

       Alex Graveley <>

       This manual page	was originally written by Luca Capello <>.

gnome			       October 14, 2004			     TOMBOY(1)


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