Time Tracking with Linux

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Posted on 28th November 2008 by Krow in Tips & Tricks

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I have to fill in daily time sheets at work (Code Greene) and trying to keep track of what I work on in any one day has become a real hassle. While using Ubuntu 8.04 I came across a great time tracker known as Project Hamster. It helps by keeping track on how much time you have spent during the day on activities/projects you have set up. Project Hamster helps completing time sheets a lot easier and having it so easily accessible to change time is a very nice option.

I really got used to this applet and had heard rumors that it would be included in the next Ubuntu release (rumor site: Tombuntu ) but when I had upgraded to 8.10 and opened the add to panel dialog options there was no such applet. I was dumb founded and upset, but not all was lost . To get the applet installed you will need to run the following command:
sudo apt-get install hamster-applet

After installing hamster the time tracking applet will be found in the add to panel dialog options. It will be under “Time Tracking” and now with it installed you are ready to track your time