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The answer completely depends on what you want to do with the files--how you want to access them in the future. Otherwise, organization doesn't matter. Do you want to access them programmatically, using a program to read and operate on the text files? Open files manually, separately, and view them? Decide specifically how you want to access them later, and ...


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I've kept journals in a variety of formats some that have gone obsolete, and I have settled on a big old .rtf as a reasonable solution. I use a key combo to insert a date and time stamp so I don't even have to worry about the formatting. The .rft format allows for some basic formatting that allows for some nuance. When I go back and read a single file ...


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Text files quickly become annoying when you have more than a few thousand. I would write my journal into a MySQL database on my web space, create a simple PHP web interface to update, search and display entries, do more advanced operations in phpMySQL or through a direct SSH connection to the database server, and create a cronjob that will back it up in ...


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I wanted the same thing as you - the ability to do a journal, fully searchable, all text files. I also wanted to be able to cross reference things to create a sort of commonplace book without duplicating work. It took a lot of looking but I eventually found Wikidpad and have been using it ever since. It's really powerful.



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