Time Tracking in the Command Line (Python and Shell Scripts)

If you’re doing consulting work and/or wanting to keep track of time spent on your todo list items from a command line interface (CLI), look no further than the following two scripts. They are simple to use and have a fair amount of power and flexibility in them. The first is a shell script which tracks your todo items. The second is a Python script which wraps itself around the todo list and give you the ability to punch in and out of the task your working on. Be sure to visit the homepages of each tool to get more information.


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  • Joerg Bullmann
    October 23rd, 2012 at 5:17 am

    Had an itch to scratch in the world of time tracking and came up with timeflies. Its focus is a slightly different one — it is more a tool to digest the entered info and show the data from different points of view.

    Although a work in progress, I already find it quite useful.


  • [email protected]
    October 23rd, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Looks slick! I’ll definitely check it out in more detail…

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