When I changed platform from Linux to Mac, some of my Linux software where unavailable. The most important app I lost was Tomboy Notes. It had all the things I needed to write down. After looking for a working version on OSX, I decided I had to export. Both the Linux and the Windows port where lacking working functionality to export to a more readable format. I tried the different plugins for a way to export, but I could not get them working. I tried to export the data with libXML, but libXML did not recognize the data as valid xml data.
Ok. I needed the data and I wanted cleartext files, so I made my own Tomboy XML data extractor.
This utility takes data from Tomboy application data folder and outputs the data to cleartext files. If there is multiple revisions of a Tomboy note, only the newest is stored.
This process of trying to get the data into cleartext was annoying. I guess others might have had the same problem, so I wrote this post and made the utility public.
I made a mess of my photos. About 9000 originals stored as many as three times in the Pictures folder on my Mac.
So I started to write my own code for finding duplicate files.
This code will inspect the file’s content, not match with filename and size. It ran unbelivable fast. 9000 photos scanned and compared in only a few seconds.
Job done. 🙂
Compilation should be straight forward.
You will find the files here and here and readme.