timew-annotate - Man Page

add an annotation to intervals


timew annotate [<id>...] <annotation>


The 'annotate' command is used to add an annotation to an interval.

See the 'summary' command on how to display the <id> and <annotation> of an interval.


Annotate a single interval

Call the command with an id and the annotation:

$ timew annotate @2 'Lorem ipsum'
Annotated @2 with "Lorem ipsum"

Remove an annotation

Annotating an interval with an empty string removes the annotation:

$ timew annotate @1 ''
Removed annotation from @1

Annotate multiple intervals

You can annotate multiple intervals with the same annotation at once, by specifying their ids:

$ timew annotate @2 @10 @23 'Lorem ipsum'
Annotated @1 with "Lorem ipsum"
Annotated @10 with "Lorem ipsum"
Annotated @23 with "Lorem ipsum"

Annotate the current open interval

If there is active time tracking, you can omit the ID when you want to add an annotation to the current open interval:

$ timew start foo
$ timew annotate bar
Annotated @1 with "bar"

This results in the current interval having tag 'foo' and annotation 'bar'.

Bugs & Limitations

The summary command truncates annotations longer than 15 characters. To display longer annotations, one can use the 'export' command, or a custom report.

Currently, the annotation command picks the last token from the command line and uses it as annotation. I.e. using no quotes in an annotation command like

$ timew annotate @1 lorem ipsum

will result in interval @1 having only 'ipsum' as its annotation. Use quotes to avoid this.

See Also

timew-export(1), timew-summary(1), timew-tag(1)

Referenced By


2023-05-19 timew 1.5.0 User Manuals