I'm trying to link to a specific tomboy note from the panel or from the desktop. I don't really like the notifaction "click, dropdown, click" way for a specific note I'm using, so I want to be able to open it with one seperate button.

I couldn't find it on the website of Tomboy, nor did Google help me on this.


Your tomboy notes are saved in ~/.local/share/tomboy. They have a .note ending.

To open a note from command line you can use tomboy --open-note YOUR_NOTE. The only problem is that they are not saved by their name but by some sort of hash.

Either you find out what note it is or you write a small script which opens a note based on a specific creation date or some other aspect. You could also have the script read the first line of the note for a specific string.

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    This works, but your 'problem' isn't there. I should've just read the manpage like a good boy: open-note takes note-title as argument, so tomboy --open-note NOTE_TITLE does the job. thanks ;) – Nanne Feb 24 '11 at 13:21
  • Oh boy. Apparently I should've read the man page more carefully too. :p – Octavian A. Damiean Feb 24 '11 at 13:24

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