clipf - Personal finance manager with command line interface
Simple personal finance manager, allow to track Your incomes/expences
by accounts and hierarchical categories. Store all data in flat text
Directory with configuration file and data files. Default to
~/.clipf/. If there is no such directory found at program
startup, it would be created and populated by default
configuration and empty data files.
account - describe independent money storage, for which You want to
track remains and turnover.
item - describe categories of Your incomes/expences. Can be nested as
files/directories in file system.
item code - it is segmented unique identifier of item/item group.
Period "." in item code define nesting levels. Period at the end of
item code describe, that this item is group (have subling items).
operation - define single money transaction (income or expense).
tag - arbitrary string, used for additional classification of
operations. Have the same nesting rules as items. Any number of tags
can be added to each operation. It may be good idea to store available
tags in item list.
Type help to see available commands. Type help <command> to see online
help about particular <command>.
For most reporting commands, output can be piped to external shell
command the same way, as shell do.
COMMANDS CONCERNING ITEMS
prod add [-d] <item_code> <item_name>
Add new item. Type <item_name> in quotes, if it contain spaces.
-d - define this item as income (default to expence).
prod rm <item_code_prefix>
Remove all items, which code starts with <item_code_prefix>.
This don’t affect the operations list.
prod ls [<item_code>]
Show one level of item list - direct sublings of <item_code>.
Default to root level.
prod mv <old_item_code_prefix> <new_item_code_prefix>
Update all item codes, which starts with <old_item_code_prefix>,
replacing it to <new_item_code_prefix>. Item codes in operation
list would be updated as well.
COMMANDS CONCERNING OPERATIONS
op add [-d <date>] [-a <account>] [-t <tag>] <item_code> <amount>
Add new operation
- override default operation date to <date>.
- override defaut operation account to <account>
- label operation with <tag>. Any number of -t options
can be used to add several tags to operation.
op ls [-t <tag_prefix>] [<item_code_prefix>]
Show list of operations in current reporting period. If
<item_code_prefix> specified, list would be limited by the
operations, which item code starts with <item_code_prefix>. If
’-t <tag_prefix>’ option specified, limit output with
operations, labelled with tag, starts with <tag_prefix>
COMMANDS CONCERNING REPORTING
Reporting period is always between <date_from> and <date_to> global
options, which You set by set command.
rep prod [-t <tag_prefix>] [-a <account>] [<item_code>]
Show turnover report for items (item groups), which are direct
subling of <item_code> (default to root). Turnover for item
group is summ of turnovers of all their nested items/groups.
take into account only operations, labelled with tag,
starts with <tag_prefix>
take into account only operations by <account> account.
Show remains and turnovers for all accounts.
set <option> <value>
Set global option <option> value to <value>. For date options,
base format is Y-M-D. Leading 0 can be ommited. For the current
year, year part can be ommited. For current month, year and
month parts can be ommited. Available options:
date - default date for new operations. Can be overriden by -d
option of "op add".
- reporting period for "op ls" and all "rep" subcommands.
acc - default account for new operations. Can be overriden by
-a option of "op add".
- if number of lines in report output exceed this value,
then "less" would be used to show report output.
Show current values of all global options or specified <option>.
Embedded calculator. Evaluate numeric expression and print the
Aliases is the simple way to make shortcuts for frequently used
commands. Alias can be defined by the pair of strings:
<command_line_prefix> and <prefix_substitution_string>. If command line
starts with any of the defined aliases <command_line_prefix>, this
prefix would be substituted with corresponding
<prefix_substitution_string>. Examples can be found in system
configuration file (see FILES ).
set date_from 2008-04-01
- set reporting start period to 2008-04-01.
r prod - show turnover report by top level items.
op ls | grep foo | less
pipe report output to shell command.
op ls | cat - >somefile.txt
save report output to file
All configuration files have the same format - plain python code, that
would be executed during clipf startup, in the context of main module.
More specific configuration file can overwrite settings from more
system-wide configuration file
Default configuration directory. Contain clipf.conf
configuration file, and db/ subdirectory with data files.
Denis Galtsev <email@example.com>
Program site at: http://code.google.com/p/clipf/