Con­fig­u­ra­tion op­tions

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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.

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