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Old 03-15-2015, 06:52 AM   #1
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What should I do so that I can access my notes from anywhere


Hi all,

I'm aspiring new Linux Administrator and I have been given tasks of looking at various Linux servers and clients. As a newbie, I often forget/confuse about the series of steps I should take to accomplish certain tasks against various types of Linux distro. So I have some large no of notes in text file format, which i often refer to.

Earlier I used Microsoft OneNote, which can be used to view/update/create notes from my home PC, my Android phone or through various web browsers at client's site. But now, I am not able to access notes simply because, (1) MS SkyDrive is too slow, (2) Many of Linux machines have no GUI, (3) I'm not allowed to carry my Android phone inside server rooms, etc.

Long story short, I should be able to access my text notes in terminal from any machine which has internet connection. And also if I may extend, also in my android phone.

What I have with me is one .com domain with hosting space for next 1 year.

Any Idea on how I should proceed will be really appreciated.

Many thanks.
 
Old 03-15-2015, 07:03 AM   #2
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It's a bit low tech but I find a notebook and pencil works for me
 
Old 03-15-2015, 07:17 AM   #3
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I am using shared hosting and created a subdomain of my main website (they typically give you more subdomains for free than you can reasonably use) and called it wiki.mysite.
Installing an opensource wiki was as simple as selecting it in the hosting provider's admin space / webgui, but even doing it manually should be pretty straight forward.

There I take all my notes so I always have them available. For me, accessing the data from the command line is not a priority, but I just tried it and found that it would work, too:
I am using mediawiki as wiki engine and I find it quite usable (at least for viewing) even from a text browser such as lynx. I haven't tried editing but would assume that even that would work.

If you want it to be even more usable from the command line, consider using ssh to access your hosting space and work with simple text files. (If your hosting provider does not support ssh, consider switching the provider).
You could structure the files in folders to categorize, and give them speaking names for topics. Searching them would be easy with grep et al...
 
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Old 03-15-2015, 07:31 AM   #4
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Google Docs?

http://www.google.co.uk/docs/about/
 
Old 03-15-2015, 07:33 AM   #5
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I am using shared hosting and created a subdomain of my main website (they typically give you more subdomains for free than you can reasonably use) and called it wiki.mysite.
Installing an opensource wiki was as simple as selecting it in the hosting provider's admin space / webgui, but even doing it manually should be pretty straight forward.

There I take all my notes so I always have them available. For me, accessing the data from the command line is not a priority, but I just tried it and found that it would work, too:
I am using mediawiki as wiki engine and I find it quite usable (at least for viewing) even from a text browser such as lynx. I haven't tried editing but would assume that even that would work.

If you want it to be even more usable from the command line, consider using ssh to access your hosting space and work with simple text files. (If your hosting provider does not support ssh, consider switching the provider).
You could structure the files in folders to categorize, and give them speaking names for topics. Searching them would be easy with grep et al...
Which is great until you have no network access... only problem with my solution is that the handwriting recognition sucks!
 
Old 03-15-2015, 07:57 AM   #6
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Which is great until you have no network access... only problem with my solution is that the handwriting recognition sucks!
Agreed, but the OP explicitly stated that he has network access:
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I should be able to access my text notes in terminal from any machine which has internet connection.
 
Old 03-16-2015, 06:02 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by joe_2000 View Post
I am using shared hosting and created a subdomain of my main website (they typically give you more subdomains for free than you can reasonably use) and called it wiki.mysite.
Installing an opensource wiki was as simple as selecting it in the hosting provider's admin space / webgui, but even doing it manually should be pretty straight forward.

There I take all my notes so I always have them available. For me, accessing the data from the command line is not a priority, but I just tried it and found that it would work, too:
I am using mediawiki as wiki engine and I find it quite usable (at least for viewing) even from a text browser such as lynx. I haven't tried editing but would assume that even that would work.

If you want it to be even more usable from the command line, consider using ssh to access your hosting space and work with simple text files. (If your hosting provider does not support ssh, consider switching the provider).
You could structure the files in folders to categorize, and give them speaking names for topics. Searching them would be easy with grep et al...
Thanks. My hosting provider does not allow ssh service. Its only for VPS, which is very expensive. I tried to install mediawiki 1.24.1, but its throwing some 'Fatal exception of type MWException' error. So i ended up installing previous version 1.19.23. So far so good. I'm learning how to format documents in it, and hope all goes well. From some random google search, i also figured-it out that one can also view documents in ftp like ftp> get myfile - command. Not sure though how safe is it.

Thanks anyway.

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