When starting work you type:
logtodo -tWhen stopping work on a (mini) project type:
logtodo -b Business -p Project -m 'Description of task'The -t option is available for adding tags at a later time.
That is all there is to it!
Furthermore statistics can be displayed based on business, project and time filters. E.g.:
logtodo -l -b Business -d '01/01/2001-01/02/2001'lists the statistics of your work log for one particular business (read client).
logtodo -x -a -b Businesslists a monthly overview with compiled groups of information in a file that can be exported to a spreadsheet.
logtodo has all the virtues of a Unix text based tool. You can edit and parse the logs directly, split them into units etc.
Thanks to Sourceforge for hosting it.
logtodo 1.04 by Pjotr Prins GPL (c) 2000,2001 * /home/wrk/cvs/pjotr/todo/stamp_2001.txt See also http://logtodo.sourceforge.net/ -h Help -b Business name (one word only) -p Project name (one word only) -m Add message -c Execute CVS with command (and -m message) -t Set time for stamp using date string -d Set date range for output -e Edit stampfile -q Quit: insert 'pause' tag (usually not needed) -l List -x List project based tabbed monthly totals (export option) -f Full list -r List raw data -o Write GNU Plot file -i Input file -a Use aliases Without parameters a 'start' tag will be inserted For example: logtodo : starts timing logtodo -p Proj1 -m 'Meeting w. John' : normal tag logtodo -c ci -p Proj1 -m 'Update entry' : cvs check-in logtodo -t '10/12/00 00:22' -m 'Left office' : timed tag logtodo -p Manage -t '8:00' -m 'Read E-mail' : timed tag logtodo -l : list logtodo -f : full list logtodo -f -d '01/04-01/06' : full list w. date range logtodo -e : edit logtodo -o gnuplot Files: ~/.logtodorc can contain: stampfile:path timeadjust:3600
stampfile points to the file which contains the stamp tags. For example:
timeadjust adjusts the time when the host you work on is in a different timezone. For example:
timeadjust:3600will add one hour (3600 seconds) to every time stamp.
perl -MCPAN -e 'CPAN::Shell->install(Time::ParseDate)'Create a file named .logtodorc in your home directory and add the entry:
stampfile:logfile.extAnd give it a shot.
datetype=usI leave that for a US citizen ;-).