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Basecamper - Command line time tracker for Basecamp
Basecamper is a command line interface to log and manage your times on your
Basecamp. It uses and extends the Basecamp API Ruby wrapper. Perhaps in the
future it will do more than time tracking. This time is not now.
=== Install ===
gem sources -a
sudo gem install Klondike-basecamper
=== Usage ===
Configure the tracker with your Basecamp URL, login details, and whether the
Basecamp uses SSL. This will take a while as it caches project information
from your Basecamp. Example:
track configure username password true
Set a project as "current", so any times logged are assumed to be meant for
that project.
track project "Johnson Industries"
track project joh
Log a time by giving the duration, or by giving two times. You can optionally
specify the project to log time to, which won't change the default project.
track log 0.25 "Log message"
track log :15 "Log message" "Johnson Industries"
track log 2:30p 5:30pm "Log message"
track log 10:00 1:00 "Log message" joh
In the last case (10:00 to 1:00), the tracker will assume that the 2nd time
is later than the 1st one, and calculate it as 3 hours, not -9.
Log time by starting a timer. If you don't specify a starting time, it's
assumed you're starting now. You can optionally specify a project, which
will change the default project.
track start
track start "Johnson Industries"
track start 3:15
track start 3:15 "Johnson Industries"
Stop the timer to log elapsed time. If you don't specify an ending time, it's
assumed you're stopping now.
track stop "Log message"
track stop 5:15pm "Log message"
Pause and unpause the timer.
track pause
Cancel all time tracking and reset counters to 0, if the timer is running or
track cancel
List times logged that day, including totals:
track times
Delete a logged time from Basecamp with "undo". If you don't specify an
ID, it's assumed you want to delete the last logged time.
track undo
track undo 6861536
Set a variable, such as the minute increment to round times to, or any Basecamp
authorization credentials.
track set rounding 15
See the list of available projects to track time against.
track projects
See whether the tracker is configured correctly, the current project, and
if/when the timer was started or paused:
track status
See a general or command-specific help message:
track help
track help log
== General ==
* Project names can be entered as starting fragments. For example, if
"Johnson Industries" was the only project beginning with "joh", you could
reference it as "joh" (e.g. "track project joh"). If more than one
project starts with a fragment, the first one that matches is chosen.
* Times:
- Valid formats for times of day are: 10:00, 9:00pm, 23:30, 8, 1am, 10p
- Invalid formats for times of day are: 1230, 1120pm, 22:00am
* When calculating elapsed time, minutes are rounded up to be integers, and
then rounded to the nearest 15 minute increment, by default. So a 1-minute
time will be logged as 15, 15 as 15, 16 as 30, etc. Use the 'set' command
to change the increment that times are rounded to. Times logged using the
'log' command will not be rounded.