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Flashme

“It is the flash which appears,
the thunderbolt will follow.”
– Voltaire

Flashme is a flashcard program for command-line lovers, just like me. To avoid repeating myself, here’s the introduction from the GitHub project’s README file:

“I felt compelled to write flashme because I couldn’t find anything like it. While there are many freeware flashcard programs out there, none met my chief requirement: it must be fully operable from the command-line. My next most important requirement was that cards must be kept in plain text files (I call them “deckfiles”): I want to be able to diff, grep, and edit deckfiles with standard Unix command-line tools and editors. Binary file formats, including zipped XML files, are a nuisance and make it difficult to store flashcards in version control systems.”

I’ve used flashme extensively (and successfully) for more than a year to learn English, Linux command-line options, vi hacks, and much more. I think the time has come to release it to the public.

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