Transfer notes from Tomboy to Gnote

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squiggles3
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Transfer notes from Tomboy to Gnote

Post by squiggles3 »

I have a lot of notes taken with Tomboy over the years and I actually preferred it to Gnote because of the HTML export feature. Since Mint 19.3 is not including Tomboy anymore I thought I should transfer my notes over. Looking around Gnote I found the "Tomboy Importer" plugin. There is no intuitive method that I found to actually use the plugin. I found the wiki page for Gnote and the Gnome wiki page and neither of them mention how to use the plugins. I enable the plugin and... what else am I supposed to do?

Now for someone who's been using Linux for a long time I simply pulled up the terminal and copied all the files from

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~/.local/share/tomboy

into the

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~/.local/share/gnote 

folder and it all works just fine. No problems at all. (Just remember that you have to have run the Gnote application at least once for there to actually be a gnote folder there.)

For the Newbie however this may not be an obvious solution. On top of all that I would just like to know how the Gnote plugins can be used, some of them seem pretty useful.
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