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zim: A Desktop Wiki Editor


zim - A Desktop Wiki Editor


usage: zim [OPTIONS] [NOTEBOOK [PAGE]]
or: zim --server [OPTIONS] [NOTEBOOK]
or: zim --export [OPTIONS] NOTEBOOK [PAGE]
or: zim --search NOTEBOOK QUERY
or: zim --index  NOTEBOOK
or: zim --plugin PLUGIN [ARGUMENTS]
or: zim --manual [OPTIONS] [PAGE]
or: zim --help


Zim is a graphical text editor used to maintain a collection of wiki pages. Each page can contain links to other pages, simple formatting and images. Pages are stored in a folder structure, like in an outliner, and can have attachments. Creating a new page is as easy as linking to a nonexistent page. All data is stored in plain text files with wiki formatting. Various plugins provide additional functionality, like a task list manager, an equation editor, a tray icon, and support for version control.

Zim can be used to: * Keep an archive of notes * Take notes during meetings or lectures * Organize task lists * Draft blog entries and emails * Do brainstorming


General Options:
  --gui            run the editor (this is the default)
  --server         run the web server
  --export         export to a different format
  --search         run a search query on a notebook
  --index          build an index for a notebook
  --plugin         call a specific plugin function
  --manual         open the user manual
  -V, --verbose    print information to terminal
  -D, --debug      print debug messages
  -v, --version    print version and exit
  -h, --help       print this text

GUI Options:
  --list           show the list with notebooks instead of
             opening the default notebook
  --geometry       window size and position as WxH+X+Y
  --fullscreen     start in fullscreen mode
  --standalone     start a single instance, no background process

Server Options:
  --port           port to use (defaults to 8080)
  --template       name of the template to use
  --gui            run the gui wrapper for the server

Export Options:
  -o, --output     output directory (mandatory option)
  --format         format to use (defaults to 'html')
  --template       name of the template to use
  --root-url       url to use for the document root
  --index-page     index page name
  -r, --recursive  when exporting a page, also export sub-pages
  -s, --singlefile export all pages to a single output file
  -O, --overwrite  force overwriting existing file(s)

Search Options:

Index Options:

Try 'zim --manual' for more help.


Jaap Karssenberg <jaap.karssenberg [at] gmail.com>


The full documentation for zim is maintained as a zim notebook. The command
zim --manual

should give you access to the complete manual.

The website for zim can be found at http://www.zim-wiki.org