# imag - [imag-pim.org](https://imag-pim.org)
`imag` is a commandline personal information management suite.
**This application is in early development. There are _some_ things that work,
but we do not consider anything stable or usable at this moment. Feel free to
play around anyways.**
## Mission statement
Our (long-term) goal is to
> Create a fast, scriptable, commandline first, plain-text-only
> suite of tools to cover all aspects of personal information management.
Yes, imag is a rather ambitious project as it tries to reimplement functionality
for several "personal information management aspects".
We try to use standards like vcard, icalendar and others wherever possible.
Have a look at [the documentation](./doc/) for some more words on this.
Here is how to try `imag` out.
`imag` is a _suite/collection_ of tools (like git, for example) and you can
build each "module" individually.
Building all crates works with `cargo build --all`, building individual crates
by specifying the `--manifest-path` flag to cargo. The crates in ./bin are the
actual commandline tools, ./bin/core contains a core set of imag commands
("plumbing" in git-speak) and ./bin/domain contains domain-specific imag
commands, for example a todo tool or a bookmark tool.
After you build the module you want to play with, you can simply call the binary
itself with the `--help` flag, to get some help what the module is capable of.
If you installed the module, you can either call `imag-<modulename>` (if the
install-directory is in your `$PATH`), or install the `imag` binary to call
`imag <modulename>` (also if everything is in your `$PATH`).
Call `imag --help` to see which modules are found and can be used.
Call `imag --versions` to print the versions of all modules.
## Example usage
As imag is a big and complex project, we cannot show all tools of the suite
here. But to give you some idea, here's an example:
# Lets initialize imag
# Recursively import vcf files
imag contact import /home/user/contacts
# Create a contact (vcf) in the private collection
imag contact create --file /home/user/contacts/private
# Add a diary entry
imag diary -p private create
# Uh, I forgot something in a diary entry, select one (or multiple) and edit it
# use the `fzf` tool here (not a part of imag) to select from the IDs
imag diary -p private list | fzf -m | imag edit
# Link a contact to the diary entry
imag link diary/private/2018/01/01/00:00:00 contact/bc222298-casf-40a4-bda1-50aa980a68c9
# Annotate a contact with some notes
imag annotate add contact/bc222298-casf-40a4-bda1-50aa980a68c9 contact-notes
# Write down some notes named "pineapple"
imag notes create "pineapple"
# Where was that contact again?
imag grep Eva # also possible with `imag contact find Eva`
# Okay, we need to add some imag-internal notes to that contact
imag grep Eva -l | imag edit
# Now save our work
imag git add . # "imag-git" simply calls git in the imag store
imag git commit -m 'Commit message'
## Staying up-to-date
We have a [official website for imag](https://imag-pim.org), where I post
[release notes](https://imag-pim.org/releases/) and monthly(ish) updates what's
happening in the source tree ([RSS here](https://imag-pim.org/index.xml)).
We also have a [mailinglist](https://imag-pim.org/mailinglist/) where I post
updates and where discussion and questions are encouraged.
We have some documentation in [the ./doc subtree](./doc/)
which can be compiled to PDF or a website using pandoc.
It might not be up to date, though.
Developer documentation for the last release is available
## Please contribute!
We are looking for contributors!
Feel free to open issues (by writing to
for asking questions, suggesting features or other things!
Also have a look at [the CONTRIBUTING.md file](./CONTRIBUTING.md)!
Feel free to join our new IRC channel at freenode: #imag
or our [mailinglist](https://imag-pim.org/mailinglist/).
We chose to distribute this software under terms of GNU LGPLv2.1.