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Zim is a graphical text editor used to maintain a collection of wiki pages.

Each page can contain links to other pages, simple formatting and inline images. Pages are stored in a folder structure, like in an outliner, and can have attachments. Creating a new page is as easy as linking to a nonexistent page.

All data is stored in plain text files with wiki formatting. Various plugins provide additional functionality, like a task list manager, an equation editor, a tray icon, and support for version control.

Zim can be used to:

  • Keep an archive of notes
  • Take notes during meetings or lectures
  • Organize task lists
  • Draft blog entries and emails
  • Do brainstorming

Installed size: 4.92 MB
How to install: sudo apt install zim

  • gir1.2-gtk-3.0
  • python3
  • python3-gi
  • python3-xdg
  • xdg-utils

A Desktop Wiki Editor

root@kali:~# zim -h
   or: zim --gui [OPTIONS] [NOTEBOOK [PAGE_LINK]]
   or: zim --server [OPTIONS] [NOTEBOOK]
   or: zim --export [OPTIONS] NOTEBOOK [PAGE]
   or: zim --search NOTEBOOK QUERY
   or: zim --index  [OPTIONS] NOTEBOOK
   or: zim --plugin PLUGIN [ARGUMENTS]
   or: zim --manual [OPTIONS] [PAGE_LINK]
   or: zim --help

NOTEBOOK can be a local file path, a local file URI or a notebook name
PAGE is be a fully specified page name
PAGE_LINK is a fully specified page name optionally extended with an anchor ID

General Options:
  --gui            run the editor (this is the default)
  --server         run the web server
  --export         export to a different format
  --search         run a search query on a notebook
  --index          build an index for a notebook
  --plugin         call a specific plugin function
  --manual         open the user manual
  -V, --verbose    print information to terminal
  -D, --debug      print debug messages
  -v, --version    print version and exit
  -h, --help       print this text

GUI Options:
  --list           show the list with notebooks instead of
                   opening the default notebook
  --geometry       window size and position as WxH+X+Y
  --fullscreen     start in fullscreen mode
  --standalone     start a single instance, no background process

Server Options:
  --port           port to use (defaults to 8080)
  --template       name or filepath of the template to use
  --private        serve only to localhost
  --gui            run the gui wrapper for the server

Export Options:
  -o, --output     output directory (mandatory option)
  --format         format to use (defaults to 'html')
  --template       name or filepath of the template to use
  --root-url       url to use for the document root
  --index-page     index page name
  -r, --recursive  when exporting a page, also export sub-pages
  -s, --singlefile export all pages to a single output file
  -O, --overwrite  force overwriting existing file(s)

Search Options:

Index Options:
  -f, --flush      flush the index first and force re-building

Try 'zim --manual' for more help.

Updated on: 2023-Nov-20