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essexboyracer
June 26th, 2011, 07:23 AM
Hi All, does anyone know of an application that will record how long a user spent within predefined folders or within a file opened within that specified folder.

I work from home and am looking to find a way to record how long I spend on a client.

jerrrys
June 26th, 2011, 07:48 AM
worklog...its in the software center

essexboyracer
June 27th, 2011, 07:46 AM
thanks Jerry, nice program although a bit sparse on instructions (being a CLI only with no GUI, spent 5 minutes looking for it in Applications menu, hey ho)

1. Create a file with the following contents, save the file in your home dir (or a sub folder), call it what you like, I called it 'worklog'


# Worklog project file
# note that projects appear in Worklog in REVERSE order
# Format as follows:
# letter:Title
# Letter is a key that you press to start/stop a timer for the given project in title
m:Client One
c:Client 2
t:Making a tea

2. Create a launcher on the panel. Type is 'Application in terminal'. The command should be:


worklog /home/username/time/worklog

Or wherever you saved the text file created above

3. Once the program runs it is fairly self explanatory

4. It will create various log files on a per project basis, these are saved in the same directory that the worklog file lives in