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what application do you guys use for time tracking in Linux. I am interested in an application that tracks what applications I use, similar to rescuetime but with will run on Linux since the Linux uploader doesn't seem to work for me

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Maybe the solution could be to look at solving the problem with the Linux uploader? What problem are you having with it? – Laurent Parenteau Jan 4 '10 at 2:44
it doesnt upload the time spent – Gabriel Solomon Jan 4 '10 at 13:02
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Check out Wakoopa. It will give you options on what applications to track, with your statistics nicely displayed on the web site. Linux, Mac, and Windows tracking clients are available.

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i started using it a week ago, looks nice .. but it doesn't give me a detailed report on productivity like rescuetime :( – Gabriel Solomon Dec 11 '09 at 22:18

I got the rescuetime uploader to work on Ubuntu 10.04 by editing these two rescuetime .server files:

here is the entire install process

tar xvjf rescuetime-linux-uploader-99.tar.bz2
emacs-snapshot rescuetime-linux-uploader-99/README &
sudo apt-get install epiphany-extensions
python build 
firefox firefox_extension/rescuetime-firefox-extension.xpi
#install extension in google chrome through browser

next you have to change the directory from /usr/bin to /usr/lib/bin on the third line in rescuetime_tracker.server and rescuetime_notifier.server found in /usr/lib/bonobo/server/

This can be done in a text editor or on the command line using sed:

 cd /usr/lib/bonobo/servers/
 sudo su
 for i in rescuetime*.server
   sed -i 's/\/usr\/bin\/rescuetime/\/usr\/local\/bin\/rescuetime/g' $i
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