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       pondus - personal weight manager for GTK+2


       pondus [options]


           show program’s version number and exit

       -h, --help
           show a help message and exit

       -i FILE, --input=FILE
           read data from FILE instead of the standard location


       Pondus is a personal weight manager that keeps track of your body weight and, optionally,
       the percentage of bodyfat, muscle and water. It aims to be simple to use, lightweight and
       fast. All data can be plotted to get a quick overview of the history of your weight. A
       simple weight planner allows to define “target weights” and this plan can be compared with
       the actual measurements in a plot.

       By default, the user data is stored in ~/.pondus/user_data.xml and is written to this file
       automatically on exit, so you don’t have to worry about saving the data you entered.

       All functionality is available via the toolbar or via keyboard/mouse shortcuts. The
       following shortcuts are currently used:

           add new dataset

       CTR-d, Delete
           delete selected dataset

       CTR-e, Return, Double-click
           edit selected dataset

           plot weight vs time

           quit pondus

       To improve the workflow, the add dialog is initialized with the current date and the last
       measured weight. Both date and weight can be incremented/decremented by one day/0.1kg(lbs)
       by pressing “+” or “-”, respectively. Pressing “Enter” in one of the entry fields is a
       shortcut for clicking the “OK”-button.

       A simple weight planner allows you to define future “target weights”, i.e. the weight you
       want to have at some future date. After enabling the weight planner in the preferences, a
       selector at the bottom of the main window determines whether you are currently editing the
       weight measurements or the weight plan.

       The CSV im-/export dialogs allow to im-/export weight data from/to other applications.
       Currently, the only supported format is 2008-03-26,81.3 (for example).


       Look for known bugs and report new bugs at



       Mailing List: <>


       Written by Eike Nicklas <>


       Copyright (C) 2007-2011 Eike Nicklas. Free use of this software is granted under the terms
       of the MIT License.


       Eike Nicklas <>

                                            06/09/2011                                  PONDUS(1)