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Daily Journal With Panel Launcher

I keep a daily journal because my memory is not what it used to be. I have friends who keep daily journals just because they like to write.

I use gedit for most text-related work and recently learned how to make a special panel launcher for my journal. I keep my daily journal in a folder called "office" but the month and year change, so my journal for this month is named 200908.journal or "yyyymm.journal". Now, making a panel launcher to open a file with gedit is no big deal but I found that using "gedit /home/user/office/*.journal" in the Command portion of the launcher doesn't work. I think this is due to the wildcard, "*", and I will show you how to overcome this problem. Using the month and year in the panel launcher requires that you edit the launcher every month and I didn't want to have to do that so I came up with a way to open a file from a panel launcher regardless of the file name...

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September 17, 2009, 5:04 am
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