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"
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"
evil:Gplus | 48m00s | 7.04
evil:9GAG | 35m00s | 5.13
(unmatched time) | 9h59m00s | 87.83
What am I doing all the time?
Total time per tag
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
evil:9GAG | 35m00s | 5.12
I can tell how much time I spent in tools I use for my work, what applications
I use most and how much time I wasted on teh internetz. Pretty nice, huh?
arbtt is written in haskell! If your distro doesn’t package
I recommend installing using
- Your window manager must set EWMH hints. For XMonad, use
- Don’t forget to start
arbtt-record with your X session.
- Tags and categories are processed by
arbtt-stats, you don’t ever need to
wipe your data when rules change. So start
arbtt-record right now and
create rules later.