A command line utility, a bit like moreutils's ts, to prepend timestamp information to the standard output of another command. Useful for long-running processes where you'd like a historical record of what's taking so long.
Piping anything to
gnomon will prepend a timestamp to each line, indicating
how long that line was the last line in the buffer--that is, how long it took
the next line to appear. By default,
gnomon will display the seconds elapsed
between each line, but that is configurable.
You can also use the
--medium options to specify a length
threshold in seconds, over which
gnomon will highlight the timestamp in red
or yellow. And you can do a few other things, too.
If the realtime timestamp updating is distracting or incompatible with your terminal, it can be disabled:
--type=<elapsed-line|elapsed-total|absolute> [default: elapsed-line] -t <elapsed-line|elapsed-total|absolute> Type of timestamp to display. elapsed-line: Number of seconds that displayed line was the last line. elapsed-total: Number of seconds since the start of the process. absolute: An absolute timestamp in UTC. --format="format" [default: "H:i:s.u O"] -f "format" Format the absolute timestamp, using PHP date format strings. If the type is elapsed-line or elapsed-total, this option is ignored. --ignore-blank [default: false] --quiet -q -i Do not prepend a timestamp to blank lines; just pass them through. When this option is active, blank lines will not trigger an update of elapsed time. Therefore, if a lot of blank lines appear, the prior timestamp will display the total time between that line and the next non-blank line (if the type is elapsed-time was selected). --real-time=<number|false> [default: 500] -r [non-tty default: false] Time increment to use when updating timestamp for the current line, in milliseconds. Pass `false` to this option to disable realtime entirely, if you need an extra performance boost or you find it distracting. When realtime is disabled, the log will always appear one line "behind" the original piped output, since it can't display the line until it's finished timing it. --high=seconds -h seconds High threshold. If the elapsed time for a line is equal to or higher than this value in seconds, then the timestamp will be colored bright red. This works for all timestamp types, including elapsed-total and absolute, where the elapsed line time is not actually displayed. --medium=seconds -m seconds Medium threshold. Works just like the high threshold described above, but colors the timestamp bright yellow instead. Can be used in conjunction with a high threshold for three levels.
- If a
mediumthreshold are specified, then all timestamps not meeting that threshold will be colored bright green.
- If you pipe the output of
gnomoninto another command or a file (that is, not a tty) then the
real-timeoption will be disabled by default and each line will appear only after it has been timed. You can force realtime by sending a
--real-time=<ms>argument explicitly, but the ANSI codes would probably interfere with whatever you were trying to do. The sane default is to omit fancy stuff, like colors and escape sequences, when logging text directly to a file.
with npm do:
npm install -g gnomon
gnomon uses the MIT license.