Bear to Markdown
Export notes within the Bear application’s local database to markdown files.
This project is the output of this tutorial, which walks through the process of building a Bear exporting tool.
How it Works
When you run
npm run export, this is what happens:
- Bear’s database is copied to
database.sqlitein the root of this project. (Bear stores its content in a local SQLite database, which gets copied so that we don’t interfere with the application in any way.)
- Metadata about the note is converted to YAML frontmatter. The combination of frontmatter and note content is converted to markdown and written to a file in the
tmp/exportdirectory (within this project).
There are a few caveats to this approach:
- The path to Bear’s database is hard-coded in
utils/copyDatabase.js. You may have to change this.
- You may want to capture different metadata, which is hard-coded in
Running the Script
If you want to work with this project, first clone the repository:
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:seancdavis/seancdavis-com.git
Run the script:
npm run export
For more detail on how the code works, see the tutorial.
While you could open an issue in this repository, I’d prefer if you did so for the tutorial instead. (I pay closer attention to the website’s repository.) Changes will likely have to be made in both places.
Changes to this example project will likely have to also be made for the tutorial. If you open a PR here related to the functionality of this project, please also consider making a relevant change to the post.
Distributed under my Use With Love license.