Provided by: gtimelog_0.11.2-1_all bug


       gtimelog - minimal time logging application


       gtimelog [options]


       gtimelog provides a time tracking application to allow the user to track what they work on
       during the day and how long they spend doing it.

       Here's how it works: every day, when you arrive  to  work,  start  up  gtimelog  and  type
       "arrived".   Then  start  doing  some  activity (e.g. reading mail, or working on a task).
       Whenever you stop doing an activity (either when you have finished it, or when you  switch
       to  working  on  something  else), type the name of the activity into the gtimelog prompt.
       Try to use the same text if you make several entries for an activity (history helps here —
       just  use  the  up  and down arrow keys).  The key principle is to name the activity after
       you've stopped working on it, and not when you've started.  Of course  you  can  type  the
       activity name upfront, and just delay pressing the Enter key until you're done.

       There  are  two broad categories of activities: ones that count as work (coding, planning,
       writing proposals or reports, answering work-related email), and ones that don't (browsing
       the  web  for  fun,  reading  personal  email, chatting with a friend on the phone for two
       hours, going out for a lunch break).  To indicate which activities are  not  work  related
       add two asterisks to the activity name:

          lunch **
          browsing slashdot **
          napping on the couch **

       If you want some activity (or non-activity) to be completely omitted from the reports, use
       three asterisks:

          break ***

       gtimelog displays all the things you've done today, calculates the total  time  you  spent
       working,  and  the total time you spent "slacking".  It also advises you how much time you
       still have to work today to get 8 hours of work done, and how much time is  left  just  to
       have spent a workday at the office (the number of hours in a day is configurable).

       There  are  three  basic  views: one shows all the activities in chronological order, with
       starting and ending times; another groups  all  entries  with  the  same  title  into  one
       activity  and  just  shows the total duration; and a third one groups all entries from the
       same categories into one line with the total duration.

       At the end of the day you can send off a daily report  by  choosing  Report...   from  the
       menu.   You  can  select  a  date and a date range (day/week/month) and preview the report
       directly in the gtimelog window before sending it.  (Actual  sending  requires  a  working
       local  MTA, such as Postfix, to be installed and configured, which is outside the scope of
       this document.)

       If you make a mistake and type in the wrong activity name, or  just  forget  to  enter  an
       activity,  don't  worry.   gtimelog  stores  the  time  log  in  a  simple plain text file
       ~/.gtimelog/timelog.txt (or ~/.local/share/gtimelog/timelog.txt).  Every line  contains  a
       timestamp and the name of the activity that was finished at the time.  All other lines are
       ignored, so you can add comments if you want to — just make sure no comment begins with  a
       timestamp.   You  do  not have to worry about gtimelog overwriting your changes — gtimelog
       always appends entries at the end of the file, and does not keep the log file open all the
       time.   You do have to worry about overwriting changes made by gtimelog with your editor —
       make sure you do not enter any activities in gtimelog while you have timelog.txt open in a
       text editor.


              Show program's version number and exit.

       -h, --help
              Show this help message and exit.

              Show debug information.


       gtimelog  uses  XDG-compliant  config and data directories by default (~/.config/gtimelog,
       ~/.local/share/gtimelog).  For backwards compatibility, if ~/.gtimelog exists, it will  be
       used instead.

          Activity  log  file.   Each  line  contains an ISO-8601 timestamp (YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS)
          followed by a ":" and a space,  followed  by  the  activity  name.   Lines  are  sorted
          chronologically.  Blank lines separate days.  Lines starting with # are comments.

          Tasks to be shown in the task pane.  Each line is either "task name" or "category: task
          name", lines starting with a # are comments.

          A CSV file listing reports that have been sent.  The  columns  are:  timestamp,  report
          kind (daily/weekly/monthly), report date, recipient's email address.

          Legacy  configuration file.  If it exists when gtimelog 0.11 starts for the first time,
          settings from it will be migrated to gsettings.


       Marius Gedminas <>


       Marius Gedminas