NOTEDB::general(3) module lib for accessing a notedb from perl


# include the module
# create a new NOTEDB object
$db = new NOTEDB("text", "/home/tom/.notedb", 4096, 24);
# decide to use encryption
# $key is the cipher to use for encryption
# $method must be either Crypt::IDEA or Crypt::DES
# you need Crypt::CBC, Crypt::IDEA and Crypt::DES to have installed.
# do not use encryption
# this is the default
# get a single note
($note, $date) = $db->get_single(1);
# search for a certain note
%matching_notes = $db->get_search("somewhat");
# format of returned hash:
#$matching_notes{$numberofnote}->{'note' => 'something', 'date' => '23.12.2000 10:33:02'}
# get all existing notes
%all_notes = $db->get_all();
# format of returnes hash like the one from get_search above
# get the next noteid available
$next_num = $db->get_nextnum();
# modify a certain note
$db->set_edit(1, "any text", "23.12.2000 10:33:02");
# create a new note
$db->set_new(5, "any new text", "23.12.2000 10:33:02");
# delete a certain note
# turn on encryption. CryptMethod must be IDEA, DES or BLOWFISH
$db->use_crypt("passphrase", "CryptMethod");
# turn off encryption. This is the default.


You can use this module for accessing a note database. This backend uses a text file for storage and Config::General for accessing the file.

Currently, NOTEDB module is only used by note itself. But feel free to use it within your own project! Perhaps someone want to implement a webinterface to note...


please see the section SYNOPSIS, it says it all.


Thomas Linden <[email protected]>.