Keep track of your project development time.
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Keep track of your project development time.

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$ npm install --global timecard


To create a new timecard for your project

$ timecard new

To clockin (start working)

$ timecard clockin

To clockout (stop working)

$ timecard clockout

To see a print summary of your time

$ timecard print

Tip: If you prefer the shorthand, all of these commands have flag aliases. Check the help output for details.


You can add a message to your shifts via the clockin and clockout commands.

To add a message, simply include the -m or --message options with your clockin and clockout commands. Here are some examples:

$ timecard clockin -m "Refactored tests to use AVA"
$ timecard clockout --message "Fixed Issue #23"

The two lines above would result in two messages being added to the shift:

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If you want to add more messages to your shift, you can edit the .timecard.json file manually. In the future, I would like to make it possible to add/edit messages to a shift via the cli, but for now, you can only add one message on clockin, and one message on clockout for a total of two messages. Pull requests are welcome if anyone would like to help add these features.


When you run the timecard new command, Timecard creates a hidden file called .timecard.json. This is the file where your project times are recorded.

Some important notes to consider regarding the timecard file:

  1. Version Control: Remember to update your .gitignore file if you don't want the timecard file under version control.

  2. For Node.js developers: If your project contains a package.json file, then Timecard assumes that the directory with the package.json file is the root directory, and places the .timecard.json file in the root. You can run any Timecard command from any of your project's sub-directories.

  3. Non-Node.js Projects: (or if your project DOES NOT contain a package.json file), then you can still use Timecard, you will just need to make sure that you are running the Timecard commands from the same directory each time (preferably in your project root).

  4. Manual timecard edits: Sometimes it will be necessary to update the .timecard.json file manually (if you forgot to clockout, for example), which is fine, just remember that this file must be valid JSON.


$ timecard --help

  Keep track of your project development time

  Get timecard setup with the 'new' command, then use the 'clockin' and 'clockout' commands
  to record your time. When you want to see a summary of your time, use the 'print' command.

    timecard new            Setup a blank timecard for your project
    timecard clockin        Set the start time for your shift
    timecard clockout       Set the end time for your shift
    timecard print          Print a summary of your time

    -h, --help              Show this help message
    -v, --version           Show the current timecard version
    -i, --clockin           Alias for the clockin command
    -o, --clockout          Alias for the clockout command
    -n, --new               Alias for the new command
    -p, --print             Alias for the print command
    --no-prompt             Use with `new` to silence all prompts and overwrite existing timecard
    --message, -m           Include a message summary to your shift (via clockin and clockout)


  • Export Timecard to Text File: If you want something easier to read than a .json file, you can pipe the output of the print command to a text file from the command line like this:
    $ timecard print > timecard.txt


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