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Wakatime layer

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1 Description

This layer adds support for Wakatime.

WakaTime was built to solve time tracking for programmers. Since we work inside a text editor, why should we have to start and stop a timer? WakaTime uses open-source text editor plugins to automatically track the time you spend programming so you never have to manually track it again!

P.S. wakati means time in Swahili

2 Install

2.1 Wakatime Program

You can follow wakatime installation instructions here

In short it's just:

pip install wakatime

And for some linux users

sudo pip install wakatime

2.2 Layer

To use this configuration layer, add it to your ~/.spacemacs. You will need to add wakatime to the existing dotspacemacs-configuration-layers list in this file.


(setq-default dotspacemacs-configuration-layers
                ;; ...
                (wakatime :variables
                wakatime-api-key  "your-api-key"
                ;; use the actual wakatime path
                wakatime-cli-path "/usr/bin/wakatime")
                ;; ...

2.3 API Keys

After this go to your wakatime account and have your API key handy .

Restart emacs and it will prompt you for the location of the wakatime installer (just put in whatever which wakatime gives you in the terminal e.g. /usr/bin/wakatime for example) and that's it.

2.3.1 Note to venv-workon users:

Right now wakatime uses python as python bin executable, so if you use venv-workon because you have python projects which need to have a virtual env., then wakatime, which is installed system-wide will have trouble locating wakatime files, so it's best to define by yourself the python path where wakatime can always find it's stuff, via this variable:

(setq wakatime-python-bin "/path/to/python")

Author: Sylvain Benner

Created: 2016-10-03 Mon 00:55