Track your pomodoros from the command line, witout any hassle.
Well, I got fed up with all the solutions available publicly. What I needed was a command line app that does not get in my way. Also, keeping in mind the fact that there is some actual work to be done, I decided to keep it as lean as possible, without any gold-plating or excess.
They are mainly things I actually previously coded up using Bash (❤️) while using tomato.es (❤️❤️❤️ the best one out there):
The current time-state of the pomodoro is being written to a
statefile every second while
pomodorojs is running.
cating it to xmobar.
As to tagging and storing pomdoro data, the information is being output to a
The format is
There can be zero or more tags.
It has to be noted that the comma-separated format is not enforced (You can write whatever as tags) but it is the only one currently supported.
Also, I wanted the app to be absolutely hassle free to use (on my Linux and with the packages I had at my disposal at the time).
Consequently, the dependencies are as follows:
mpg123for beeping and booping,
purple-remotefor changing your availability on Pidgin,
libnotifyfor showing notifications,
dialogfor asking to enter the tags.
I have not yet tested the app on a system without those dependencies - who knows, maybe it will even WORK!?
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:elkorn/pomodorojs.gitcd pomodorojs && npm installln -s /path/to/pomodorojs/index.js /usr/local/bin/pomodorojspomodorojs# GET TO WORK!
The second part of hassle-freedom is delegating the app management to Linux:
SIGINTcauses the application to revert any relevant state it has introduced (restore Pidgin status, write '--:--' as the current pomodoro time-state).
SIGSTOPpauses the current pomodoro/break. Don't do this, it's against the rules of pomodoro!
SIGCONTstarts up a paused pomodoro.
Example process mgmt:
kill -STOP $(pidof pomodorojs)kill -CONT $(pidof pomodorojs)kill -INT $(pidof pomodorojs)
(no args) Start pomodoroing. -t, -today Display pomodoros done today. --t=N, --time=N Display pomodoros done N days from now. Sensible values are N<=0 e.g. --t=0 - today, --t=-1 - yesterday. --tags=a,b,c... Only show pomodoros having any of the specified tags. -n,-numberonly Only show the number of pomodoros.
It works and is stable (I'm using it practically everyday), but is totally unpolished. All the stuff that I'm planning to do to it (sooner or later) is in the issues.