UBIK is a minimal, console only, utility for managing small fragments of info like your book or CDROM collection, URLs, etc, from the commandline. UBIK is not a big time database. Hey - if you use wanna use UBIK for much more than cataloging a few thousand items, it probably isn't the right choice. With that design philosophy in mind, the goal here is to:
Get in > Get your data > Get out
In order to use UBIK you'll need:
Win9x/NT/XP or greater
Pentium class processor or better
Working knowledge of the commandline
"The term Ubik comes from the Latin word ubique, which means `everywhere' and is the source of the English language word ubiquitous."
UBIK expects a single argument with which it scans a two cell pipe delimited text file looking for a match, and if found, executes the string to the right of the delimiter. An example:
A given record contains: c|calc.exe
Invoking `UBIK c' launches: calc.exe
The essential idea here is the use of mnemonics. Think of a mnemonic as an acronym or abbreviation if you will. "TV", for instance, is a mnemonic for "Television". Mnemonics rely on associations between easy-to-remembe constructs which are pointers to the data thats to be remembered.
What the human brain gains from the use mnemonics is the very nifty ability to compress information into a smaller area while still retaining its meaning... Such as "doc" for document, or "www" for world wide web.
A handy tool for any console cowboy...
UBIK is freeware. To read more about UBIK, check out the documentation.
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