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Import to Day One Journal app from MacJournal Export
require "open3"
def readfile(file)
f = File.open(file)
lines = f.readlines("\n\n\n\n")
lines.each do |line|
fields = line.scan(/\s+Date:\s([^\n]+)$\s+Topic:\s([^\n]+)\n(.*)/m)
date = fields[0][0].strip
topic = fields[0][1].strip
text = topic + "\n" + fields[0][2].strip
puts date
puts text
puts "-------------------------------------------------------------"
Open3.popen3("/Applications/Day One.app/Contents/MacOS/dayone", "-d=\"#{date}\"", "new") do |stdin, stdout, stderr|
stdin.write(text)
stdin.close_write
puts stdout.read
end
puts "-------------------------------------------------------------"
end
end
readfile(ARGV[0])
@bloom
Owner

Heres a sample text file from a MacJournal export:

Date:   March 14, 2009 3:00 PM
Topic:  Rexburg Idaho

Last night we did

Date:   March 15, 2009 3:00 PM
Topic:  Lazy Sunday

Jana woke up

@karthik

Can you give us an example of how to run this? Also, what format should I export my macjournal in?

@bloom
Owner

We're working on a fully supported Import function. Sorry I'm not able to assist on this one right now.

@empedocle

any chance there could be a way to import MacJournal (or other) CSV? Not so good at ruby and it seems like it wouldn't be that much work but it could take a while to figure out. :)

@bloom
Owner
@karthik

Perfect, thank you!

@empedocle

cool. I was able to do it with Excel and Applescript. worked great.

@Tam-Lin

I had some serious issues getting this to work, so I wrote my own in python. See https://github.com/Tam-Lin/MacJournaltoDayOne---Python.

@bloom
Owner
@AsafKeller

The built in importer does not work. It returns: The operation could not be completed. No other information is available about the problem. Can anyone help?

@nestsman

What is the latest on the MacJournal importer? Will it import the tags and photos used in MacJournal entries?

Thanks!

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