[Newbie questions] how to use journal/ledger system, gnucash-1.4.1 + SuSE
Thu, 20 Jul 2000 08:30:28 -0400
I am a gnucash newbie, but have been searching a long time for
a usable strict double-entry system.
I recently rpm'd gnucash-1.4.1, slib, and g-wrap for use with
SuSE 6.3. (As I am not an rpm-guru, beta-testers would be appreciated.)
I have read all the documentation that I can find at http://www.gnucash.org/
and in the .tar.gz package, but I feel that I am missing either a basic
concept or a large body of documentation and ancillary code.
From the mail list archive, I believe that some are using gnucash
to implement a web-based journal/ledger system, but I don't understand how
this is being done.
How are multiple journals setup and distinguished?
(e.g. cash, checking, ...)
How does one export .xac files to some other format?
(e.g. .xac -> .qif)
How does one merge .xac files?
(e.g. accounts.xac + cash_journal.xac -> new_accounts.xac)
Is there a site for gnucash contributions?
(additional reports, additional docs, etc.)
How does one access from gnucash through a web server?
How does one automatically split transactions?
(e.g. > GNC_RUN_AS_SHELL=t gnucash <<Cookie
> (gnc:post ...)
Thank you in advance for your patience with a newbie,