Can a lawyer's trust account be adequately managed from the same gnucash file as the rest of their accounting?

Geert Janssens geert.gnucash at
Thu Dec 31 10:10:43 EST 2015

On Thursday 31 December 2015 03:39:15 Macho Philipovich wrote:
>    Thanks Liz and John.
>    On 2015-12-30 11:23 PM, Liz wrote:
>      Your mail client doesn't identify itself in the headers, so I
> can't work out which operating system you are using.
>    I'm using Ubuntu, with GNUcash 2.6.6 from the standard
> repositories.
> 1. Use separate files for separate accounts.
> 2. I can have all my separate files (4 of them) open at once on my
> Debian install, and I have menu entries for them which make this easy.
> As John Ralls hinted, this is not easy on a Mac.
>    I'm able to open two files at once running separate instances from
> the command line, as John suggested, but I have the sense this isn't
> what you're referring to. Is there another way?

There are other ways indeed, though it needs some manual fiddling.

I have created separate desktop files for each data file I open 
regularly. I can double-click any of these to open the given file in its 
own instance of gnucash.

To set this up I first copied the desktop file that comes with gnucash 
(/usr/share/applications/gnucash.desktop on Fedora) and renamed it to 

Inside this file I have altered the Exec line from
Exec=gnucash %f


Exec=gnucash <path/to/filex>

(I also changed the comment to show which file this opens in the menu, 
but that's less important).

Now double-clicking this desktop file will open filex in gnucash.



More information about the gnucash-user mailing list