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  1. Tool spotlight: arbtt - The Automatic Rule-Based Time Tracker

    The name says it all. arbtt-record runs in background recording opened windows, their titles and active window.

    Later you can use arbtt-stats to categorize, tag and display recorded data based on defined rules. Example file shows the possibilities, but you can get interesting information with only a few rules.

    Examples with ~/.arbtt/categorize.cfg:

    What applications do I use?

    $ arbtt-stats -c app
    Statistics for category "app"
    =============================
    ________________Tag_|______Time_|_Percentage_
           app:terminal |  3h05m00s |      27.29
            app:firefox |  2h28m00s |      21.83
               app:mail |  1h38m00s |      14.45
             app:chrome |  1h14m00s |      10.91
                app:IRC |  1h09m00s |      10.18
                 app:IM |    52m00s |       7.67
               app:gvim |    51m00s |       7.52
    (1 entries omitted) |     1m00s |       0.15
    

    How do I waste my time?

    $ arbtt-stats -c evil
    Statistics for category "evil"
    ==============================
    _____________Tag_|______Time_|_Percentage_
          evil:Gplus |    48m00s |       7.04
           evil:9GAG |    35m00s |       5.13
    (unmatched time) |  9h59m00s |      87.83
    

    What am I doing all the time?

    $ arbtt-stats
    Total time per tag
    ==================
    _________Tag_|______Time_|_Percentage_
            work |  8h25m00s |      73.83
    app:terminal |  3h05m00s |      27.05
     app:firefox |  2h29m00s |      21.78
        app:mail |  1h38m00s |      14.33
      app:chrome |  1h14m00s |      10.82
         app:IRC |  1h09m00s |      10.09
        app:gvim |    56m00s |       8.19
          app:IM |    52m00s |       7.60
      evil:Gplus |    48m00s |       7.02 ...
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