Timesheet Prompt

Posted by Andrew McCombe on Fri Jul 31, 2009

At work we keep track of work and time by using a web-based timesheet system. This requires employees to update their online timesheet on a daily basis.

Some of the Linux users use a text file to update the timesheet (via a python script written by a colleague) but there still remains the problem of remembering to update the text file when completing a job.

I have written a small bash script that uses Zenity to prompt me for information and then write it to my log file.

Here is the script:

I set up a cron to run this script every 30 minutes during working hours.

At the end of the day I open the timesheet file, format it and send it to the python script to update my log. Simple.