Bug 142799 - Usage time logging functionality is needed
Usage time logging functionality is needed
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vim (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Karsten Hopp
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-12-14 03:05 EST by Bill
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-12-14 06:42:55 EST
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Description Bill 2004-12-14 03:05:21 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; MSNIA; 

Description of problem:
I have to report my time spent on maintenance projects.  Most of that 
time is spent editing programs.  I would love to have all the editors 
log: file name, start edit time, end edit time

I would prefer the data logged onto my PC.

I could then take the log and plug it into my time accounting 
system.  It would save me hours every week and it would likely 
increase my pay.  I currently use a paper system and I've got a labor 
intensive web page I could use.  But in either case it's a manual 
process.  I think the computer should be able to handle this task 
without too much human intervention.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. no editor I know of offers this logging feature 
2. many people have to report their time

Additional info:
Comment 1 Karsten Hopp 2004-12-14 06:42:55 EST
Why don't you write a small wrapper around vim, rename vim to vim_orig
and name the new script vim ? Time logging isn't something an editor
should do, a wrapper around it is much simpler to customize.

Something like this:

echo -n "Start edit of $1 at " >> LOGFILE
date >> LOGFILE
vim_orig $1
echo -n "End edit of $1 at " >> LOGFILE
date >> LOGFILE

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