penny: Extensible double-entry accounting system

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Penny is a double-entry accounting system. It is inspired by, but incompatible with, John Wiegley's Ledger, which is available at Installing this package with cabal install will install the executable program and the necessary libraries.

Non-features / disadvantages:

Unfortunately running "cabal install" will not install the documentation, so you will need to find the downloaded archive (usually in "$HOME.cabalpackageshackage.haskell.orgpenny") and unpack it to see the documentation. You will want to start by reading the README file, which will point you to additional documentation and how to install it if you wish.

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Dependencies action-permutations (==, base (==4.6.*), bytestring (==0.10.*), cereal (==0.3.*), containers (==0.5.*), either (==3.4.*), matchers (==0.10.*), multiarg (==0.22.*), ofx (==0.4.*), old-locale (==1.0.*), parsec (>=3.1.2 && <3.2), penny, prednote (==0.16.*), pretty-show (==1.5.*), QuickCheck (==2.5.*), rainbow (==0.4.*), random (==1.0.*), random-shuffle (==0.0.4), semigroups (==0.9.*), split (==0.2.*), text (==0.11.*), time (==1.4.*), transformers (==0.3.*) [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Copyright 2012-2013 Omari Norman.
Author Omari Norman
Category Console, Finance
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Uploaded by OmariNorman at 2013-08-30T15:37:28Z
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Executables penny-gibberish, penny-test, penny-reconcile, penny-reprint, penny-diff, penny-selloff, penny
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Build the penny-reprint executable


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enables QuickCheck tests


enables imports that only Cabal makes available


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Maintainer's Corner

For package maintainers and hackage trustees

Readme for penny-

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Welcome to Penny, double-entry accounting.

Penny's web pages are at:

Versions that contain at least one odd number are development
versions. They are not posted to Hackage. I try to keep the master
branch in compilable shape. However, development versions may not pass
all tests, and in particular they may have out of date or incomplete

Releases consist of code of reasonable quality. All of the groups in
their release numbers are even.

Penny is licensed under the MIT license, see the LICENSE file.

To install the latest release, "cabal install penny" should work.  To
also build test executables, run "cabal install -ftest penny".  That
will give you two additional executables: penny-test, which when run
will test a bunch of QuickCheck properties, and penny-gibberish, which
prints a random, but valid, ledger file.

To install the manual pages and the documentation, run "sh
install-docs". It will install the manual pages to $PREFIX/share/man
and the other documentation to $PREFIX/share/doc/penny. By default
$PREFIX is /usr/local; you can change this by editing the
install-docs file and changing the "PREFIX" variable.

To remove the manual pages and the documentation, run "sh
install-docs remove."

The first thing you will want to look at is the manual page
penny-basics(7).  Then you will want to examine the starter.pny file
in the examples directory, which will show you how to write a ledger
file. penny-suite(7) will then direct you to other documentation that
may interest you.

Though I do use this program to maintain all my financial records, it
is still relatively new and no one but me has tested it. Use at your
own risk.