Files

Some views and explanations of files in the hledger project, as of 2022-12.


hledger working copy

A full working copy of the official hledger repos is best laid out like this (manually; we currently don't use git submodules):

src/hledger/ - git clone https://github.com/simonmichael/hledger; cd hledger
  site/      - git clone https://github.com/simonmichael/hledger_site site
  finance/   - git clone https://github.com/simonmichael/hledger_finance finance

You don't need to clone all of these repos unless you are working in all of those areas.

The next two listings show the directories in the main and site repos:

main repo directories

The main repo contains the hledger-lib, hledger, hledger-ui, and hledger-web haskell packages, the hledger-install script, a collection of example data, some documentation and other support files.

src/hledger/
  .github/
    ISSUE_TEMPLATE/
    workflows/
      old/
  .sandstorm/
  bin/
  checks/
  doc/
    haskellerz/
    hcar/
    mockups/
    profs/
  docker-static-arm32v7/
  docker/
  examples/
    budgeting/
    csv/
    investing/
    invoicing/
      invoice-script/
      makefile/
    reports/
    systemd/
    templates/
      basic/
  hledger-install/
  hledger-lib/
    Hledger/
      Data/
        JournalChecks/
      Read/
      Reports/
      Utils/
    Text/
      Megaparsec/
      Tabular/
    other/
      ledger-parse/
        Ledger/
          Parser/
    test/
  hledger-ui/
    Hledger/
      UI/
    test/
  hledger-web/
    Hledger/
      Web/
        Handler/
        Settings/
        Widget/
    app/
    config/
    deploy/
    static/
      css/
      fonts/
      js/
    templates/
    test/
  hledger/
    Hledger/
      Cli/
        Commands/
    app/
    bench/
    embeddedfiles/
    shell-completion/
    test/
      addons/
      balance/
      cli/
      errors/
      i18n/
      import/
      journal/
        account-display-order/
          1/
      print/
      register/
  tools/

site repo directories

The site repo contains the website infrastructure, versioned snapshots of the user manuals, home page, cookbook and other docs.

src/hledger/site/
  css/
  js/
  src/
    1.0/
    1.1/
    1.10/
    1.11/
    1.12/
    1.13/
    1.14/
    1.15/
    1.16/
    1.17/
    1.18/
    1.19/
    1.2/
    1.20/
    1.21/
    1.22/
    1.23/
    1.24/
    1.25/
    1.26/
    1.27/
    1.28/
    1.3/
    1.4/
    1.5/
    1.9/
    dev/
    fonts/
    highslide/
      graphics/
        outlines/
    images/
      hledger-ui/
      hledger-web/
        normal/
        small/
  theme/
    css/

finance repo

The finance repo contains transaction journals and financial reports.

src/hledger/finance/
  Makefile
  README.md
  oc.accounts
  oc.csv
  oc.csv.rules
  oc.journal

hledger user scripts

Scripts for users are in bin/:

src/hledger/bin/
  README.md
  _hledger-chart.hs
  bashrc
  compile.sh
  csv.mk
  hledger-addon-example.hs
  hledger-balance-as-budget.hs
  hledger-check-fancyassertions.hs
  hledger-check-postable.hs
  hledger-check-tagfiles.cabal.hs
  hledger-check-tagfiles.hs
  hledger-combine-balances.hs
  hledger-git
  hledger-move.hs
  hledger-pijul
  hledger-print-location.hs
  hledger-simplebal
  hledger-smooth.hs
  hledger-swap-dates.hs
  paypaljson
  paypaljson2csv
  scripts.test
  watchaccounts

hledger developer tools

Scripts used by developers and maintainers tend to be in tools/:

src/hledger/tools/
  README
  changelog.hs
  commitlint
  criterionbench.hs
  dayssincetag.hs
  docshelltest.hs
  generatejournal.hs
  generatetimeclock.hs
  gtree
  hackageupload
  listbydeps.hs
  pandoc-dedent-code-blocks.lua
  pandoc-demote-headers.lua
  pandoc-drop-html-blocks.lua
  pandoc-drop-html-inlines.lua
  pandoc-drop-links.lua
  pandoc-drop-toc.lua
  pandoc-toc.lua
  pandoc-wiki-links.lua
  progressionbench.hs
  regressiontest.py
  release
  runhledgercov
  simplifyprof.hs
  trhsx

Sh/makefiles

Many developer tasks are automated with Make and/or Shake also. Run make or ./Shake (after make Shake) to see help.

src/hledger/
  Makefile
  Makefile.helpsys
  Shake.hs
  doc/
    MAKE.md
    SHAKE.md
    haskellerz/
      Makefile
  examples/
    invoicing/
      makefile/
        Makefile
    reports/
      Makefile
  hledger/
    shell-completion/
      BSDmakefile
      Makefile
    test/
      errors/
        Makefile

YAML files

Developer configuration often happens in .yaml or .yml files.

src/hledger/
  .hlint.yaml
  azure-pipelines.yml
  hie-other.yaml
  stack.yaml
  stack8.10.yaml
  stack9.0.yaml
  stack9.4.yaml
  .github/
    FUNDING.yml
    ISSUE_TEMPLATE/
      config.yml
    workflows/
      binaries-linux-arm32v7-static.yml
      binaries-linux-x64-static.yml
      binaries-mac-x64.yml
      binaries-windows-x64.yml
      test-linux-x64.yml
      old/
        release.yml
  hledger-lib/
    package.yaml
  hledger-ui/
    package.yaml
  hledger-web/
    package.yaml
    config/
      keter.yaml
      settings.yml
  hledger/
    package.yaml

Core docs

Core documentation which should stay closely synced with hledger's implementation (changelogs, user manuals, developer docs) is kept in the main repo.

  • Many directories have a README.md explaining their purpose and content.

  • Each hledger package, and the project itself, has a CHANGES.md changelog file.

  • hledger/hledger.m4.md, hledger-ui/hledger-ui.m4.md, hledger-web/hledger-web.m4.md are the user manuals, which get rendered as html, info, man and plain text. They are processed first with m4 for extra flexibility.

  • The hledger manual imports the subcommand docs from hledger/Hledger/Cli/Commands/*.md.

  • doc/ contains other developer docs.

src/hledger/
  CHANGES.md
  README.md
  .github/
    pull_request_template.md
    ISSUE_TEMPLATE/
      a-bug.md
      a-wish.md
  .sandstorm/
    README.md
    changelog.md
    description.md
  bin/
    README.md
  doc/
    ACHIEVEMENTS.md
    BENCHMARKS.md
    CHANGELOGS.md
    CODE.md
    COMMITS.md
    CONTRIBUTING.md
    CREDITS.md
    DOCS.md
    EXAMPLES.md
    FILES.md
    FINANCE.md
    ISSUES.md
    LINKS.md
    MAKE.md
    PULLREQUESTS.md
    RELEASING.md
    REPOS.md
    SHAKE.md
    TESTS.md
    VERSIONNUMBERS.md
    WORKFLOWS.md
    github-release-doc.tmpl.md
    haskellerz/
      haskellerz.md
    hcar/
      HCAR-hledger-201611.md
  docker/
    README.md
  examples/
    invoicing/
      README.md
      invoice-script/
        README.md
        abinvoice.tmpl.md
      makefile/
        202001ab.md
        README.md
    systemd/
      hledger-web.service
      hledger.nginx
      readme.md
    templates/
      README.md
  hledger-install/
    README.md
  hledger-lib/
    CHANGES.md
    README.md
  hledger-ui/
    CHANGES.md
    README.md
    hledger-ui.m4.md
    test/
      uitest.md
  hledger-web/
    CHANGES.md
    README.md
    hledger-web.m4.md
  hledger/
    CHANGES.md
    README.md
    hledger.m4.md
    Hledger/
      Cli/
        Commands/
          Accounts.md
          Activity.md
          Add.md
          Aregister.md
          Balance.md
          Balancesheet.md
          Balancesheetequity.md
          Cashflow.md
          Check.md
          Close.md
          Codes.md
          Commodities.md
          Descriptions.md
          Diff.md
          Files.md
          Help.md
          Import.md
          Incomestatement.md
          Notes.md
          Payees.md
          Prices.md
          Print.md
          README.md
          Register.md
          Rewrite.md
          Roi.md
          Stats.md
          Tags.md
          Test.md
    shell-completion/
      README.md
    test/
      README.md
      errors/
        README.md

Additional docs

Additional docs (intro pages, faqs, tutorials, cookbook..) are kept in the site repo's src/ directory. index.md is the home page. SUMMARY.md defines the site structure.

Developer docs (UPPERCASE) and the latest dev manuals (dev/*.md) from the main repo are also symbolically linked there, so that they too appear on the website.

src/hledger/site/src/
  ACHIEVEMENTS.md
  BACKLOG.md
  BENCHMARKS.md
  CHANGELOGS.md
  CODE.md
  COMMITS.md
  CONTRIBUTING.md
  CREDITS.md
  DOCS.md
  ERRORS.md
  EXAMPLES.md
  FILES.md
  FINANCE.md
  ISSUES.md
  LINKS.md
  MAKE.md
  PULLREQUESTS.md
  RELEASING.md
  REPOS.md
  ROADMAP.md
  SHAKE.md
  SUMMARY.md
  TESTS.md
  VERSIONNUMBERS.md
  WORKFLOWS.md
  accounting.md
  add.md
  balancing-the-accounting-equation.md
  beancount.md
  budgeting-and-forecasting.md
  budgeting.md
  change-account-name-separator.md
  charts.md
  checking-for-errors.md
  command-line-completion.md
  common-journal-entries.md
  common-workflows.md
  conversion2.md
  cookbook.md
  create-a-journal.md
  currency-conversion.md
  dev-README.md
  dev.md
  devfaq.md
  dsq.md
  editors.md
  export.md
  faq.md
  features.md
  financerepo.md
  finfaq.md
  forecasting.md
  foreign-trip-expenses.md
  gain.md
  gnucash.md
  hledger-web-tips.md
  import-csv.md
  index.md
  install.md
  inventory.md
  investments.md
  invoicing.md
  ledger.md
  loans.md
  manuals.md
  mobile-apps.md
  mockups.md
  multicurrency-tutorial.md
  project-accounting.md
  quicken.md
  quickintro.md
  quickstart.md
  release-notes.md
  report-examples.md
  rewrite-account-names.md
  rewrite-commodity-symbols.md
  roi.md
  save-frequently-used-options.md
  scripting.md
  scripts.md
  simons-setup.md
  snippets.md
  sponsor.md
  sqlite.md
  start.md
  support.md
  tags-tutorial.md
  time-planning.md
  time-to-money.md
  track-changes-with-version-control.md
  track-investments.md
  ui.md
  userfaq.md
  videos.md
  web.md
  1.0/
    csv.md
    hledger-api.md
    hledger-ui.md
    hledger-web.md
    hledger.md
    journal.md
    timeclock.md
    timedot.md
  1.1/
    csv.md
    hledger-api.md
    hledger-ui.md
    hledger-web.md
    hledger.md
    journal.md
    timeclock.md
    timedot.md
  1.10/
    csv.md
    hledger-api.md
    hledger-ui.md
    hledger-web.md
    hledger.md
    journal.md
    timeclock.md
    timedot.md
  1.11/
    csv.md
    hledger-api.md
    hledger-ui.md
    hledger-web.md
    hledger.md
    journal.md
    timeclock.md
    timedot.md
  1.12/
    csv.md
    hledger-api.md
    hledger-ui.md
    hledger-web.md
    hledger.md
    journal.md
    timeclock.md
    timedot.md
  1.13/
    csv.md
    hledger-api.md
    hledger-ui.md
    hledger-web.md
    hledger.md
    journal.md
    timeclock.md
    timedot.md
  1.14/
    csv.md
    hledger-api.md
    hledger-ui.md
    hledger-web.md
    hledger.md
    journal.md
    timeclock.md
    timedot.md
  1.15/
    csv.md
    hledger-ui.md
    hledger-web.md
    hledger.md
    journal.md
    timeclock.md
    timedot.md
  1.16/
    csv.md
    hledger-ui.md
    hledger-web.md
    hledger.md
    journal.md
    timeclock.md
    timedot.md
  1.17/
    csv.md
    hledger-ui.md
    hledger-web.md
    hledger.md
    journal.md
    timeclock.md
    timedot.md
  1.18/
    csv.md
    hledger-ui.md
    hledger-web.md
    hledger.md
    journal.md
    timeclock.md
    timedot.md
  1.19/
    csv.md
    hledger-ui.md
    hledger-web.md
    hledger.md
    journal.md
    timeclock.md
    timedot.md
  1.2/
    csv.md
    hledger-api.md
    hledger-ui.md
    hledger-web.md
    hledger.md
    journal.md
    timeclock.md
    timedot.md
  1.20/
    csv.md
    hledger-ui.md
    hledger-web.md
    hledger.md
    journal.md
    timeclock.md
    timedot.md
  1.21/
    hledger-ui.md
    hledger-web.md
    hledger.md
  1.22/
    hledger-ui.md
    hledger-web.md
    hledger.md
  1.23/
    hledger-ui.md
    hledger-web.md
    hledger.md
  1.24/
    hledger-ui.md
    hledger-web.md
    hledger.md
  1.25/
    hledger-ui.md
    hledger-web.md
    hledger.md
  1.26/
    hledger-ui.md
    hledger-web.md
    hledger.md
  1.27/
    hledger-ui.md
    hledger-web.md
    hledger.md
  1.28/
    hledger-ui.md
    hledger-web.md
    hledger.md
  1.3/
    csv.md
    hledger-api.md
    hledger-ui.md
    hledger-web.md
    hledger.md
    journal.md
    timeclock.md
    timedot.md
  1.4/
    csv.md
    hledger-api.md
    hledger-ui.md
    hledger-web.md
    hledger.md
    journal.md
    timeclock.md
    timedot.md
  1.5/
    csv.md
    hledger-api.md
    hledger-ui.md
    hledger-web.md
    hledger.md
    journal.md
    timeclock.md
    timedot.md
  1.9/
    csv.md
    hledger-api.md
    hledger-ui.md
    hledger-web.md
    hledger.md
    journal.md
    timeclock.md
    timedot.md
  dev/
    hledger-ui.md
    hledger-web.md
    hledger.md

Site config files

These help configure the website.

  • book.toml is the main config file for mdbook.

  • src/SUMMARY.md defines the site's pages and which ones appear in the sidebar (except for old manual versions; those are rendered separately).

src/hledger/site/
  Makefile
  book.toml
  css/
    site.css
  js/
    bootstrap.min.js
    jquery-1.11.0.min.js
    site.js
  src/
    SUMMARY.md
    highslide/
      highslide-ie6.css
      highslide.css
      highslide.js
  theme/
    book.js
    favicon.png
    favicon.svg
    highlight.css
    highlight.js
    index.hbs
    css/
      chrome.css
      general.css
      print.css
      variables.css