A time tracker is a multi-tasker’s worst enemy. This is because tools like Watson is unable to record activities across different projects at the same time. Of course, you can use multiple tags with a single watson start command, but unfortunately you can’t record two projects simultaneously.
You must always remember to stop timing a project with the watson stop command. Alternatively, you can configure Watson to stop recording the current project when you give a fresh watson start command.
There are two ways to do this. First, you can run the watson config options. stop_ on_ start TRUE command. Alternatively, you can run the watson config -e command, which opens the configuration file in the configured editor, and you can add the following lines into it: [options] stop_ on_ start = TRUE
When changing the configuration option from the terminal, the format of the command is options.name_ of_ option VALUE . The value can be either TRUE, FALSE, 1 or 0. The same options when defined in the configuration file with the watson config -e command, have to be placed under a [options] heading as demonstrated in the code block.
The user guide on the official Watson website describes a few other configurable options, such as for the time and date format, and whether the tool should generate report for the current project, or all projects that you’re currently involved in.