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Compute approximate development time passed on a project, using logs from version control system.

Warning : this plugin is deprecated!

You should use tankipas and grunt-tankipas instead.

How it works ?

The plugin, according to his configuration, read the logs of the version control system and computes the difference between each commit timestamp.
As the resulting time can't reflect the reality, grunt-elapsed plugin use a gap option, a number of minutes above wich the time between two commits is ignored.

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.2

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-elapsed --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:


The "elapsed" task


grunt-elapsed is a simple task, called with no configuration or target. You can called it typing grunt elapsed in your console.

The task accepts up to three arguments :



Type: String
Default value: 'git'
Accepts: Currently, only git & hg (mercurial) are supported.

The version control system used on the project.


Type: Number (minutes)
Default value: 120

Number of minutes above wich the time between two commits is ignored in the total.


Type: String
Default value: false

Use the commit of only one given user.

Usage Examples

Default Arguments

grunt elapsed

Custom Arguments

grunt elapsed:hg:60:leny


In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using Grunt.

Release History

2014/10/08: v0.1.5 (last version, deprecation warning) 2014/07/02: v0.1.4 (increase buffer size) 2014/01/21: project starting & v0.1.1


  • Documenting code
  • Unit tests