This feature provides a way for kernel developers to manage their time through the Pomodoro technique.
One helpful feature associated with timers is the
--tag | -g option since
it allows users to associate a simple tag to their timebox. Later, users can
generate a report that will display their focus time per tag. Users can
register a tag by simply use
kw pomodoro --tag <name>. The maximum length for
this tag is 32 characters. Optionally, users can provide an extra level of details
by associating a description to a specific tag by using
--description | -d.
It is recommended to use this option with the same tag and update the
description every time you work on a specific task; with that, kw can generate
a fine-grained report within a set of descriptions shown nested to a particular
Naturally, users might forget the tag name that they registered for a specific
task. For trying to help with this task, users can use
kw pomodoro --show-tags
to show all tags registered; the output also provides the tag ID.
It is highly recommended to use tags and descriptions with a timebox.
- -t <time>(h | m | s), --set-timer <time>(h | m | s):
This option expects an integer <time> that indicates the timer for the Pomodoro timebox. It is mandatory to add a suffix that indicates the time unit, which can be h (hour), m (minutes), or s (seconds).
- -g <tag>, --tag <tag>:
Associate a tag to the timebox. If <tag> is an integer, kw will try to match it with an existent tag ID and translate it to the corresponding tag name. This option needs to be used in conjunction with
- -d <desc>, --description <desc>:
This option allows for more descriptive text associated with the timer. The max length is 512 characters and this option needs to be used in conjunction with
- -c, --check-timer:
This option shows information associated of each active Pomodoro timebox.
- -s, --show-tags:
This option shows all the registered tags.
Create a Pomodoro timebox of 10 minutes without tags:
kw pomodoro --set-timer 10m
Show active Pomodoro timeboxes:
kw pomodoro --check-timer
Show all registered tags:
kw pomodoro --show-tags
Create a Pomodoro timebox of 1 hour with tag name ‘kernel-dev’ and description ‘amd-gfx patch reviews’:
kw pomodoro --set-timer 1h --tag 'kernel-dev' --description 'amd-gfx patch reviews'
Create a Pomodoro timebox of 99 seconds with tag name corresponding to the tag of ID 42:
kw pomodoro --set-timer 99s --tag 'kernel-dev