drl
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Building a search index, and querying it from the command line
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I am not sure what giant volumes means to you, but http://sary.sourceforge.net/ might be a place to start. On one of our systems we run glimpseindex every night. It produces an index and has a few ...

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Portable, free, cross-platform, GUI-based prose-friendly plain-text diff and merge tool?
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When I need portability I generally look to perl. For example, on a Mac: $ head z1 z2 ; ./diff.pl z1 z2 ==> z1 <== hi ==> z2 <== bye 1c1 < hi --- > bye Here are some details: ...

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PDF organizer with virtual hierarchy, fast viewer, highlighting, search
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I use a tool called TheBrain. You can download a trial. It's not free, but if your professional or academic life depends on tools, you'd want the most appropriate aid. You can view a tutorial at ...

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Service for hyperlinked notes with tree-list structure
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The note-taking tool TheBrain is like a visualization of a hierarchical filesystem. You can arrange to view the tree from almost any node. I don't know whether it satisfies all of your other ...

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Tool to work with interconnected text fragments
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The Mac tool Tinderbox does hypertext as its main business. The Mac / Windows code TheBrain can attach links to its file-system-like nodes. Trial-use and tutorials are available for both, but ...

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Is there a very simple version control tool that only uses a diff-based change log for a text file?
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See page 167ff in https://www.amazon.com/Unix-Programming-Environment-Prentice-Hall-Software/dp/013937681X for 3 scripts that do rudimentary revision control (RC). I have worked a little with gnu-...

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Linux command to define ad hoc option/switch overloading in utils
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Possibly one of these (from a longer list) may help. Not simple, however. 3) getopt, enhanced getopts, part of the util-linux, allows GNU "--" Examples: /usr/share/doc/util-linux/examples, 2016.03....

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How do you document your work/progress/things you learnt?
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You might consider TheBrain. It is like a virtual filesystem consisting of nodes that are called thoughts. There is a timeline feature, and you can read about tracking projects in a blog. They ...

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Tool to visualy organize data and information
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You may not get reposnses for many tools, but you can do some investigating on your own: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_notetaking_software https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_concept-...

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System for documenting ideas
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See also Tinderbox - The Tool For Notes and TheBrain - Intelligent note-taking.

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Alternative to Whereisit for Mac
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It is likely that you already have it installed: DESCRIPTION The locate program searches a database for all pathnames which match the specified pattern. The database is ...

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Journaling software with sections to be filled out each day
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I like the thought of digital journals, but I also like writing (an analog journal). Lately I've been looking at Bullet Journals, around since about 2013, with a host of YouTube videos to get one ...

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English etymology dictionary usable on Windows
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A start for a DIY piece might be this dictionary along with its companion for suffixes. There are a few Python codes at Python codes -- they produce output like: construct ['con', 'struct'] - ...

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