Provided by: note_1.3.7-1_all bug


       NOTEDB::general - module lib for accessing a notedb from perl


               # include the module
               use NOTEDB;

               # 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 <>.