GnuCash 4.0 released with gnucash-cli feature

The free and open-source financial management software GnuCash version 4.0 has been released. The program is a cross-platform thus available for Linux, Mac OS, and Windows to bring various new features.

With GnuCash-cli even the Windows users with the help of executable files will be able to do various things such as updating of price, ability to run reports directly from the command line by specifying name or guid. It also provides an export format and an output file name without which it will output the report to stdout.

gnucash-cli --report run --name=[reportname/guid] datafile.gnucash
gnucash-cli --report run --name=[reportname/guid] --output-file=x.html datafile.gnucash
gnucash-cli --report run --name=[reportname/guid] --output-file=x.html --export-type=TYPE datafile.gnucash

gnucash-cli for command line tasks under Windows

  • Now for all platforms is that the column widths in invoices, statements, and vouchers can now be saved as the default for every document type. Correspondingly, there are two new dialogs in the view menu: “Use as Default Layout for Vendor Documents” and “Reset Default Layout for Vendor Documents”.
  • A new Transaction Association dialog
  • Support for UK VAT and Australian GST added to the Income-GST report.
  • A suggestion search should make it easier for users to find accounts. It is now sufficient to type any character string of the account name in order to display a corresponding drop-down list with suitable candidates.
  • In addition to features, there have also been updated to the components. C ++ 17 is now standard and requires GCC 8.0 or Clang 6.0. Cmake is included in version 3.10, Boost in 1.67.0, and Glib-2.0 2.56.1 together with Gtk 3.22.30.

Know more about it from the official release note.

GNUCash installation on Ubuntu 20 LTS Linux

The GnuCash is available in the official APT repository of Ubuntu, thus we don’t need to add anything. Just run a single command this accounting software will be on your Linux system:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install gnucash
  • Go to Applications and search for it.
  • Click on the GNUcash icon to run it.

GnuCash 4.0 released with gnucash-cli feature

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