pondus man page

pondus — personal weight manager for GTK+2


pondus [options]


show program’s version number and exit
-h, --help
show a help message and exit
-i FILE, --input=FILE
read data from FILE instead of the standard location


Pondus is a personal weight manager that keeps track of your body weight and, optionally, the percentage of bodyfat, muscle and water. It aims to be simple to use, lightweight and fast. All data can be plotted to get a quick overview of the history of your weight. A simple weight planner allows to define “target weights” and this plan can be compared with the actual measurements in a plot.

By default, the user data is stored in ~/.pondus/user_data.xml and is written to this file automatically on exit, so you don’t have to worry about saving the data you entered.

All functionality is available via the toolbar or via keyboard/mouse shortcuts. The following shortcuts are currently used:


add new dataset

CTR-d, Delete

delete selected dataset

CTR-e, Return, Double-click

edit selected dataset


plot weight vs time


quit pondus

To improve the workflow, the add dialog is initialized with the current date and the last measured weight. Both date and weight can be incremented/decremented by one day/0.1kg(lbs) by pressing “+” or “-”, respectively. Pressing “Enter” in one of the entry fields is a shortcut for clicking the “OK”-button.

A simple weight planner allows you to define future “target weights”, i.e. the weight you want to have at some future date. After enabling the weight planner in the preferences, a selector at the bottom of the main window determines whether you are currently editing the weight measurements or the weight plan.

The CSV im-/export dialogs allow to im-/export weight data from/to other applications. Currently, the only supported format is 2008-03-26,81.3 (for example).


Look for known bugs and report new bugs at http://bitbucket.org/eike/pondus/issues/


Homepage: http://bitbucket.org/eike/pondus/

Mailing List: <pondus-dev@lists.berlios.de>


Written by Eike Nicklas <eike@ephys.de>


Eike Nicklas <eike@ephys.de>