Is anyone doing plaintext accounting? I recently started with Ledger and I'm enjoying it so far.
@hund The sweet spot was a few years ago, when you could use #GNUCash for a rich GUI (but useless for automation & CLI work), and #ledger-cli could operate on the same db as GC. Then ledger dropped support for GC, which really makes life hard. I hack an old ledger-cli to keep it on life support but I'm not sure how long that can be sustained.
@hund yeah I love it too :) I use it for both personal and business finance. Weirdly satisfying and feels in-control
@hund I discovered it and started using it last day of last year! Loving it so far. With it just reading a text file it doesn't touch, it makes you feel like you can change any formatting at any moment, so one doesn't have to worry about designing how to format stuff.
@taamas That's what I love about it. It can never go wrong with plain text and it's so easy to use and make changes!
@hund I’ve been using beancount for about six months. Favs is the killer feature that makes it easy to look at with my wife
@hund Do we need to be doing accounting? :) I don't think my finances are complicated enough. Any benefits from doing it?
@rzg I want complete control as I have strict goals with my economy; being able to retire early and have economic freedom. :)
I wrote a Bash script that converts the CSV files from my banks into the plaintext format that Ledger likes, so it shouldn't be that much work in the future for me. :)
@clacke Ledger is "currency agnostic". I'm not sure what you mean with goods stock or rounding errors?
Is this something of interest?
@hund make sure you look at screenshots of Fava. It may not be enough to make you switch from Ledger, but it's a very nice web frontend to Beancount
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