It would kick ass if...

Robert Graham Merkel
Wed, 20 Sep 2000 17:35:06 +1100

Al Snell writes:
 > ...I could insert transactions into my gnucash accounts from the command
 > line.
 > I have scripts written that produce invoices and stuff for my company; the
 > script that makes a sale could mark the invoices up as a trade debtor by
 > making a suitable transfer in gnucash.
 > In the meantime, I could append to a QIF file, and from time to time
 > manually merge that in, but since QIFs are nasty I'd be much happier with
 > writing a file format that maps directly and non-brokenly into gnucash's
 > innards. And it'd be nice if I could run a shell command to import it.
 > This strikes me as very easy to implement - almost easy enough for me to
 > spare the time to attempt myself, if it can be figured out in a day.
 > Any thoughts?

It's going in the development version.

In fact, we're going further than that - you'll be able to execute a
guile script controlling gnucash from the command line.  Rob Browning
is responsible for this nice little effort.

Robert Merkel