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A simple CLI for tracking your working time.

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:alarm_clock: timetrace

timetrace is a simple CLI for tracking your working time.

CLI screenshot 64x16

:fire: New: Add tags for records
:fire: New: Use decimal hours when displaying durations
:fire: New: Restore records when restoring the associated project
:fire: New: Support for per-project configuration



Installation

Homebrew

brew tap dominikbraun/timetrace
brew install timetrace

Snap

sudo snap install timetrace --edge --devmode

AUR

yay -S timetrace-bin

Scoop

scoop bucket add <name> https://github.com/Br1ght0ne/scoop-bucket
scoop install timetrace

Docker

The timetrace Docker image stores all data in the /data directory. To persist this data on disk, you should create a bind mount or named volume like so:

docker container run -v my-volume:/data dominikbraun/timetrace version

Binary

Download the latest release and extract the binary into a directory like /usr/local/bin or C:\Program Files\timetrace. Make sure the directory is in the PATH variable.

Usage example

First, create a project you're working for:

timetrace create project make-coffee

Once the project is created, you're able to track work on that project.

timetrace start make-coffee

You can obtain your currently worked time using timetrace status. When you've finished your work, stop tracking:

timetrace stop

Project modules

To refine what part of a project you're working on, timetrace supports project modules. These are the exact same thing as normal projects, except that they have a key in the form <module>@<project>.

Creating a grind-beans module for the make-coffee project is simple:

timetrace create project [email protected]

The new module will be listed as part of the make-coffee project:

timetrace list projects
+-----+-------------+-------------+
|  #  |     KEY     |   MODULES   |
+-----+-------------+-------------+
|   1 | make-coffee | grind-beans |
+-----+-------------+-------------+

When filtering by projects, for example with timetrace list records -p make-coffee today, the modules of that project will be included.

Shell integration

Starship

To integrate timetrace into Starship, add the following lines to $HOME/.config/starship.toml:

[custom.timetrace]
command = """ timetrace status --format "Current project: {project} - Worked today: {trackedTimeToday}" """
when = "timetrace status"
shell = "sh"

You can find a list of available formatting variables in the status reference.

Command reference

Start tracking

Syntax:

timetrace start <PROJECT KEY> [+TAG1, +TAG2, ...]

Arguments:

Argument Description
PROJECT KEY The key of the project.
+TAG1, +TAG2, ... One or more optional tags starting with +.

Flags:

Flag Short Description
--billable -b Mark the record as billable.
--non-billable Mark the record as non-billable, even if the project is billable by default.

Example:

Start working on a project called make-coffee and mark it as billable:

timetrace start --billable make-coffee

Start working on the make-coffee project and add two tags:

timetrace start make-coffee +espresso +morning

Syntax:

timetrace status

Flags:

Flag Short Description
--format -f Display the status in a custom format (see below).
--output -o Display the status in a specific output. Valid values: json

Formatting variables:

The names of the formatting variables are the same as the JSON keys printed by --output json.

Variable Description
{project} The key of the current project.
{trackedTimeCurrent} The time tracked for the current record.
{trackedTimeToday} The time tracked today.
{breakTimeToday} The break time since the first record.

Example:

Print the current tracking status:

timetrace status
+-------------------+----------------------+----------------+
|  CURRENT PROJECT  |  WORKED SINCE START  |  WORKED TODAY  |
+-------------------+----------------------+----------------+
| make-coffee       | 1h 15min             | 4h 30min       |
+-------------------+----------------------+----------------+

Print the current project and the total working time as a custom string. Given the example above, the output will be Current project: make-coffee - Worked today: 3h 30min.

timetrace status --format "Current project: {project} - Worked today: {trackedTimeToday}"

Print the status as JSON:

timetrace status -o json

The output will look as follows:

{
  "project": "web-store",
  "trackedTimeCurrent": "1h 45min",
  "trackedTimeToday": "7h 30min",
  "breakTimeToday": "0h 30min"
}

Stop tracking

Syntax:

timetrace stop

Example:

Stop working on your current project:

timetrace stop

Create a project

Syntax:

timetrace create project <KEY>

Arguments:

Argument Description
KEY An unique project key.

Example:

Create a project called make-coffee:

timetrace create project make-coffee

Create a record

:warning: You shouldn't use this command for normal tracking but only for belated records.

Syntax:

timetrace create record <PROJECT KEY> {<YYYY-MM-DD>|today|yesterday} <HH:MM> <HH:MM>

Arguments:

Argument Description
PROJECT KEY The project key the record should be created for.
YYYY-MM-DD The date the record should be created for. Alternatively today or yesterday.
HH:MM The start time of the record.
HH:MM The end time of the record.

Example:

Create a record for the make-coffee project today from 07:00 to 08:30:

timetrace create record make-coffee today 07:00 08:30

Get a project

Syntax:

timetrace get project <KEY>

Arguments:

Argument Description
KEY The project key.

Example:

Display a project called make-coffee:

timetrace get project make-coffee

Get a record

Syntax:

timetrace get record <YYYY-MM-DD-HH-MM>

Arguments:

Argument Description
YYYY-MM-DD-HH-MM The start time of the desired record.

Example:

By default, records can be accessed using the 24-hour format, meaning 3:00 PM is 15. Display a record created on May 1st 2021, 3:00 PM:

timetrace get record 2021-05-01-15-00

This behavior can be changed.

List all projects

Syntax:

timetrace list projects

Example:

List all projects stored within the timetrace filesystem:

timetrace list projects
+---+-------------+
| # |     KEY     |
+---+-------------+
| 1 | make-coffee |
| 2 | my-website  |
| 3 | web-shop    |
+---+-------------+

List all records from a date

Syntax:

timetrace list records {<YYYY-MM-DD>|today|yesterday}

Arguments:

Argument Description
YYYY-MM-DD The date of the records to list, or today or yesterday.
today List today's records.
yesterday List yesterday's records.

Flags:

Flag Short Description
--billable -b only display billable records.
--project -p filter records by project key.

Example:

Display all records created on May 1st 2021:

timetrace list records 2021-05-01
+-----+-------------+---------+-------+------------+
|  #  |   PROJECT   |  START  |  END  |  BILLABLE  |
+-----+-------------+---------+-------+------------+
|   1 | my-website  | 17:30   | 21:00 | yes        |
|   2 | my-website  | 08:31   | 17:00 | no         |
|   3 | make-coffee | 08:25   | 08:30 | no         |
+-----+-------------+---------+-------+------------+

Filter records by the make-coffee project:

timetrace list records -p make-coffee 2021-05-01
+-----+-------------+---------+-------+------------+
|  #  |   PROJECT   |  START  |  END  |  BILLABLE  |
+-----+-------------+---------+-------+------------+
|   1 | make-coffee | 08:25   | 08:30 | no         |
+-----+-------------+---------+-------+------------+

This will include records for project modules like [email protected].

Edit a project

Syntax:

timetrace edit project <KEY>

Arguments:

Argument Description
KEY The project key.

Flags:

Flag Short Description
--revert -r Revert the project to its state prior to the last edit.

Example:

Edit a project called make-coffee:

timetrace edit project make-coffee

:fire: New: Restore the project to its state prior to the last edit:

timetrace edit project make-coffee --revert

Edit a record

Syntax:

timetrace edit record {<KEY>|latest}

Arguments:

Argument Description
KEY The project key. YYYY-MM-DD-HH-MM by default or YYYY-MM-DD-HH-MMPM if use12hours is set.

Flags:

Flag Short Description
--plus -p Add the given duration to the record's end time, e.g. --plus 1h 10m
--minus -m Subtract the given duration from the record's end time, e.g. --minus 1h 10m
--revert -r Revert the record to its state prior to the last edit.

Example:

Edit the latest record. Specifying no flag will open the record in your editor:

timetrace edit record latest

Add 15 minutes to the end of the record created on May 1st, 3PM:

timetrace edit record 2021-05-01-15-00 --plus 15m

:fire: New: Restore the record to its state prior to the last edit:

timetrace edit record 2021-05-01-15-00 --revert

Tip: You can get the record key 2021-05-01-15-00 using timetrace list records.

Delete a project

Syntax:

timetrace delete project <KEY>

Arguments:

Argument Description
KEY The project key.

Flags:

Flag Short Description
--revert -r Restore a deleted project.
--exclude-records -e Exclude associated project records from the deletion. If used together with --revert, excludes restoring project records from backup.

Example:

Delete a project called make-coffee. Note that submodules will be deleted along with the parent project:

timetrace delete project make-coffee

The command will prompt for confirmation of whether project records should be deleted too.

:fire: New: Restore the project to its pre-deletion state. Submodules will be restored along with the parent project:

timetrace delete project make-coffee --revert

The command will prompt for confirmation of whether project records should be restored from backup too. This is a potentially dangerous operation since records edited in the meantime will be overwritten by the backup.

Delete a record

Syntax:

timetrace delete record <YYYY-MM-DD-HH-MM>

Arguments:

Argument Description
YYYY-MM-DD-HH-MM The start time of the desired record.
Flag Short Description
--yes Do not ask for confirmation
--revert -r Restore a deleted record.

Example:

Delete a record created on May 1st 2021, 3:00 PM:

timetrace delete record 2021-05-01-15-00

:fire: New: Restore the record to its pre-deletion state:

timetrace delete record 2021-05-01-15-00 --revert

Generate a report [beta]

Syntax:

timetrace report

Flags:

Flag Short Description
--billable -b Filter report for only billable records.
--non-billable Filter report for non-billable records.
--start <YYYY-MM-DD> -s Filter report from a specific point in time (start is inclusive).
--end <YYYY-MM-DD> -e Filter report to a specific point in time (end is inclusive).
--project <KEY> -p Filter report for only one project.
--output <json> -o Write report as JSON to file.
--file path/to/report -f Write report to a specific file
(if not given will use config report-dir
if config not present writes to $HOME/.timetrace/reports/report-<time.unix>).

Syntax:

timetrace version

Example:

Print your installed timetrace version:

timetrace version

Configuration

You may provide your own configuration in a file called config.yaml within $HOME/.timetrace.

Prefer 12-hour clock for storing records

If you prefer to use the 12-hour clock instead of the default 24-hour format, add this to your config.yaml file:

# config.yml
use12hours: true

This will allow you to view a record created at 3:00 PM as follows:

timetrace get record 2021-05-14-03-00PM

Prefer decimal hours for status and reports

If your prefer to use decimal hours for durations, e.g. 1.5h instead of 1h 30m, add this to your config.yaml file:

useDecimalHours: "On"

To display durations in both formats at the same time, use:

useDecimalHours: "Both"

Examples with durations in different formats:

default (useDecimalHours = "Off")
+-------------------+----------------------+----------------+----------+
|  CURRENT PROJECT  |  WORKED SINCE START  |  WORKED TODAY  |  BREAKS  |
+-------------------+----------------------+----------------+----------+
| make-coffee       | 1h 8min              | 3h 8min        | 0h 11min |
+-------------------+----------------------+----------------+----------+

Decimal Hours (useDecimalHours = "On")
+-------------------+----------------------+----------------+----------+
|  CURRENT PROJECT  |  WORKED SINCE START  |  WORKED TODAY  |  BREAKS  |
+-------------------+----------------------+----------------+----------+
| make-coffee       | 1.2h                 | 3.2h           | 0.2h     |
+-------------------+----------------------+----------------+----------+

Both (useDecimalHours = "Both")
+-------------------+----------------------+----------------+---------------+
|  CURRENT PROJECT  |  WORKED SINCE START  |  WORKED TODAY  |    BREAKS     |
+-------------------+----------------------+----------------+---------------+
| make-coffee       | 1h 8min 1.2h         | 3h 8min 3.2h   | 0h 11min 0.2h |
+-------------------+----------------------+----------------+---------------+

Set your preferred editor

By default, timetrace will open the editor specified in $EDITOR or fall back to vi. You may set your provide your preferred editor like so:

# config.yml
editor: nano

Configure defaults for projects

To add a configuration for a specific project, use the projects key which accepts a map with the project key as key and the project configuration as value.

Each project configuration currently has the following schema:

billable: bool

For example, always make records for the make-coffee project billable:

# config.yml
projects:
    make-coffee:
        billable: true

Credits

This project depends on the following packages:

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