hcl

by zenhob

zenhob / hcl

Command-line tool for manipulating Harvest timesheets

216 Stars 47 Forks Last release: Not found MIT License 375 Commits 29 Releases

Available items

No Items, yet!

The developer of this repository has not created any items for sale yet. Need a bug fixed? Help with integration? A different license? Create a request here:

Harvest Command Line

HCl is a command-line tool for interacting with Harvest time sheets using the Harvest time tracking API.

View this documentation online.

Build Status Gem Version

GETTING STARTED

You can install hcl directly from rubygems.org:

gem install hcl

or you can install from source:

rake doc && rake install

Once installed, you can view this README as a man page:

gem man hcl

I recommend aliasing your

man
command to additionally load gem man pages:
alias man="gem man -ls"

SYNOPSIS

hcl [start] @ [+

DESCRIPTION

Available Projects and Tasks

To start a new timer you need to identify the project and task. The tasks command displays a list of available tasks with their project and task IDs.

hcl tasks

You can also pass a project code (this is the short optional code associated with each project) to list only the tasks for that project.

Starting a Timer

Since it's not practical to enter two long numbers every time you want to identify a task, HCl supports task aliases:

hcl alias tacodev 1234 5678
hcl @tacodev Adding a new feature

Starting a Timer with Initial Time

You can also provide an initial time when starting a new timer. This can be expressed in floating-point or HH:MM. The following two commands are equivalent:

hcl @tacodev +0:15 Doing some stuff
hcl +.25 @tacodev Doing some stuff

Getting the Current Status

The show command can give you a live view of your current day including any running tasks, last note, and total time.

hcl show

Show can also be used with a variety of date formats. See Date Formats for more information

Adding Notes to a Running Task

While a task is running you can append lines to the task notes:

hcl note Then I did something else

Note that

show
only displays the last line of the timer notes. You can list all the notes for a running timer by issuing the note command without any arguments:
hcl note

Stopping a Timer

The following command will stop a running timer (currently only one timer at a time is supported). You can provide a message when stopping a timer as well:

hcl stop All done doing things

Toggling a Timer

Toggle the most recently stopped or running timer. Specify a task to toggle the last timer for that specific task:

hcl toggle
hcl toggle @xdev

Canceling a Timer

If you accidentally started a timer that you didn't mean to, you can cancel it:

hcl cancel

This will delete the running timer, or the last-updated timer if one isn't running. You can also use

nvm
or
oops
instead of
cancel
.

Logging without Starting a Timer

You can log time and notes without leaving a timer running. It takes the same arguments as start:

hcl log @xdev +1 Worked for an hour.

The above starts and immediately stops a one-hour timer with the given note.

ADVANCED USAGE

Bash Tab Completions

You can enable auto-completion of commands, project ids, task ids and task aliases by adding this to your shell configuration:

source $(ruby -e "print File.dirname(Gem.bin_path('hcl', 'hcl'))")/_hcl_completions

Configuration Profiles

You can modify your credentials with the

--reauth
option, and review them with
hcl config
. If you'd rather store multiple configurations at once, specify an alternate configuration directory in the environment as
HCL_DIR
. This can be used to interact with multiple harvest accounts at once.

Here is a shell alias

myhcl
with a separate configuration from the main
hcl
command, and another command to configure alias completion:
alias myhcl="env HCL_DIR=~/.myhcl hcl"
complete -F _hcl myhcl

Adding something like the above to your bashrc will enable a new command,

myhcl
. When using
myhcl
you can use different credentials and aliases, while
hcl
will continue to function with your original configuration.

Interactive Console

An interactive Ruby console is provided to allow you to use the fairly powerful Harvest API client built into HCl, since not all of its features are exposed via the command line. The current {HCl::App} instance is available as

hcl
.

It's also possible to issue HCl commands directly (except

alias
, see below), or to query specific JSON end points and have the results pretty-printed:
hcl console
hcl> show "yesterday"
# => prints yesterday's timesheet, note the quotes!
hcl> hcl.http.get('daily')
# => displays a pretty-printed version of the JSON output

Note that the HCl internals may change without notice. Also, commands (like

alias
) that are also reserved words in Ruby can't be issued directly (use
send :alias
instead).

Date Formats

Dates can be expressed in a variety of ways. See the Chronic documentation for more information about available date input formats. The following commands show the time sheet for the specified day:

hcl show yesterday
hcl show last friday
hcl show 2 days ago
hcl show 1 week ago

Harvest service status

Harvest provides a status API, which you can query using the

hcl status
command. This will tell you whether Harvest itself is up, along with a timestamp of when it was last tested.

AUTHOR

HCl was designed and implemented by Zack Hobson.

See LICENSE for copyright details.

We use cookies. If you continue to browse the site, you agree to the use of cookies. For more information on our use of cookies please see our Privacy Policy.