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Accounting in Plain Text, Part 3

Hledger does not come with a pre-configured chart of accounts. The chart is actually built from the information contained in the plain-text journal file. For example, let’s start a new journal with the following entry: This entry creates two accounts. The first is the wells fargo 1234 account, which is actually a third-level […]

Accounting in Plain Text, Part 1.5

In Part 1 of this series, I explained the basics of using the Linux command-line interface (CLI), including how to install hledger from the Ubuntu repositories. But I realized after publishing that post that there is a significant difference between the version of hledger available in the repositories and the most-recent release published […]

Accounting in Plain Text, Part 1

If you are self-employed or own a small business, accounting is a necessary part of your day-to-day operations. There are a number of specialized bookkeeping and accounting tools available for Linux-based operating systems. In this first of a series of posts, I will be looking at the program I use […]