Reporting Tools

Timewarrior – Commandline Time Reporting

Timewarrior - Commandline Time Reporting

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Timewarrior is a time tracking utility that offers simple stopwatch features as well as sophisticated calendar-based backfill, along with flexible reporting. It is a portable, well supported and very active Open Source project.


From Package

Thanks to the community, there are binary packages available here.

Building Timewarrior

Building Timewarrior yourself requires

  • git
  • cmake
  • make
  • C++ compiler, currently gcc 4.8.1+ or clang 3.3+ for full C++11 support
  • Python 3, for running the testsuite

There are two ways to retrieve the Timewarrior sources:

  • Clone the repository from Github,
    git clone --recurse-submodules
    cd timewarrior
  • Or download the tarball with curl,
    curl -O

    and expand the tarball

    tar xzf timew-1.3.0.tar.gz
    cd timew-1.3.0

Build Timewarrior, optionally run the test suite (note: the tarball does not contain tests), and install it.

cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=release
[make test]
sudo make install

This copies files into the right place (default under /usr/local), and installs man pages.

Add the optional parameter -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/path/to/your/install/location to the cmake command if you want to install Timewarrior at a location other than /usr/local. The make install command may not require sudo depending on your choice of install location.


There is extensive online documentation. You’ll find all the details at

There you will find the documentation, downloads, news and more.


Your contributions are especially welcome. Whether it comes in the form of code patches, ideas, discussion, bug reports, encouragement or criticism, your input is needed.

For support options, take a look at or visit

Visit Github and participate in the future of Timewarrior.

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