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soc - Stream of Consciousness

When I struggle with distractions and I need to write a first draft, I'll use soc a brutally minimalist focused text entry editor.

bash$ soc


Enter one line at a time, with only backspace for editing. No cursor movement. Each line will be appended to the file. Running soc with no filename argument defaults to using ~/soc.txt so you can capture your thoughts immediately with no fuss.

The five most recent lines entered are displayed but in a non distracting dark grey. Pressing ^T will insert the current time and date - this is useful if you are recording a journal. Press ESC to exit, there are no menus.

That's it. Nothing novel or new, but it's a tool I've written that I find helpful.


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