App::JobLog::Command::add - log an event
houghton@NorthernSpy:~$ job add --help job <command> job add <description of event> -t --tag tag the event; multiple tags are acceptable; e.g., -t foo -t bar -t quux -T --clear-tags inherit no tags from preceding event; this is equivalent to -t ""; this option has no effect if any tag is specified --help this usage screen houghton@NorthernSpy:~$ job add -T -t foo -t bar -t quux Staring into the Abyss. houghton@NorthernSpy:~$ job a Getting stared back at.
App::JobLog::Command::add is the command you'll use most often. It appends an event to the log.
You may optionally attach categories to tasks with tags. Any string can be a tag but to make the output readable you'll want them to be short. Also, in the logs tags are delimited by whitespace and separated from the timestamp and description by colons, so these characters will be escaped with a slash. If you edit the log by hand and forget to escape these characters the log will still parse but you will be surprised by the summaries you get.
You may specify multiple tags, but each one needs its own --tag flag.
If you don't specify otherwise the new event will inherit the tags of the previous event, so you will need to apply the --clear-tags option to prevent this. The reasoning behind this feature is that you change tags seldom but change tasks often so inheriting tags by default saves labor.
David F. Houghton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This software is copyright (c) 2011 by David F. Houghton.
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