App::TimeTracker - time tracking for impatient and lazy command line lovers


version 3.010


Backend for the tracker command. See tracker and/or perldoc tracker for details.


App::TimeTracker is a Perl application, and thus requires a recent Perl (>= 5.10). It also reuses a lot of code from CPAN.


The easiest way to install the current stable version of App::TimeTracker is via CPAN. There are several different CPAN clients available:


  ~$ cpanm App::TimeTracker
  --> Working on App::TimeTracker
  Fetching ... OK
  Configuring App-TimeTracker-2.009 ... OK
  Building and testing App-TimeTracker-2.009 ... OK
  Successfully installed App-TimeTracker-2.009
  1 distribution installed

If you don't have cpanminus installed yet, install it right now:

  ~$ curl -L | perl - --sudo App::cpanminus is available on ancient Perls, and feels a bit ancient, too.

  cpan App::TimeTracker

From a tarball

To install App::TimeTracker from a tarball, do the usual CPAN module install dance:

  ~/perl/App-TimeTracker$ perl Build.PL
  ~/perl/App-TimeTracker$ ./Build
  ~/perl/App-TimeTracker$ ./Build test
  ~/perl/App-TimeTracker$ ./Build install  # might require sudo

From a git checkout

Clone the repository if you have not already done so, and enter the App-TimeTracker directory:

  ~$ git clone
  ~$ cd App-TimeTracker

App-TimeTracker uses Dist::Zilla to build, test and install the code, hence this must be installed first, e.g. with cpanm:

  ~/path/to/App-Tracker$ cpanm Dist::Zilla

Now install the distribution's dependencies, test and install in the usual manner for Dist::Zilla projects:

  ~/path/to/App-Tracker$ dzil listdeps --missing | cpanm
  ~/path/to/App-Tracker$ dzil test
  ~/path/to/App-Tracker$ dzil install


Custom commands or adaptations to your workflow can be implemented via an "interesting" set of Moose-powered plugins. You can configure different sets of plugins for different jobs or projects.

Tip: Use tracker plugins to list all installed plugins. Read more about each plugin in App::TimeTracker::Command::PLUGIN-NAME.

Note about (missing) Plugins

Up to version 2.028 a lot of plugins where included in the main distribution App-TimeTracker. To make installation easier and faster, all non-core command plugins have been moved into distinct, standalone distributions.

The following plugins are affected:

  • App::TimeTracker::Git (which also includes SyncViaGit)

  • App::TimeTracker::RT

  • App::TimeTracker::TellRemote (which was called Post2IRC earlier)

  • App::TimeTracker::Overtime has been removed, while the idea is nice, the API and implementation are not good enough.

  • App::TimeTracker::TextNotify has been removed.



We use git for version control and maintain a public repository on github.

You can find the latest version of App::TimeTracker here:

If you want to work on App::TimeTracker, add a feature, add a plugin or fix a bug, please feel free to fork the repo and send us pull requests to merge your changes.

To report a bug, please use the issues feature from GitHub.


App::TimeTracker is distributed via CPAN, the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network. Here are a few different views of CPAN, offering slightly different features:

Viewing and reporting Bugs

Please use this URL to view and report bugs:


Maros Kollar, Klaus Ita, Yanick Champoux, Lukas Rampa, David Schmidt, Michael Kröll, Thomas Sibley, Nelo Onyiah, Jozef Kutej, Roland Lammel, Ruslan Zakirov, Kartik Thakore, Tokuhiro Matsuno, Paul Cochrane, David Provost, Mohammad S Anwar, Håkon Hægland, Thomas Mantl, Zakariyya Mughal


Thomas Klausner <>


This software is copyright (c) 2011 - 2021 by Thomas Klausner.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.