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Simple countdown timer using urwid

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Author: Yu-Jie Lin <>
Date: 2013-08-19
Copyright: Copyright 2011-2013 Yu-Jie Lin. MIT License.
Version: 0.4.0
Manual section:1
Manual group:User Commands


urtimer [-h] [-v] [-d DATE] [-S] [-s] [-D] [-w FILE] [TIME [TIME …]]


TIME specify the countdown time in format of NUMBER[SUFFIX], SUFFIX can be ‘d’, ‘h’, ‘m’, ‘s’. Default is ‘s’ if SUFFIX is omitted. TIME can be used multiple times and they will be summed up.

-h, --help show this help message and exit
-v, --version show program’s version number and exit
-d DATE, --date DATE
 calculate countdown from the date, for example, “5:35 PM”, “noon”, or “tomorrow 1 am”. This option ignores TIME, requires parsedatetime package
-S, --stopwatch
 stopwatch mode
-s, --start start timer when urtimer starts
-D, --no-ds do not show deciseconds
-w FILE, --write-elapsed FILE
 write final elapsed time to FILE


  1. Countdown timer: when reaches zero, the program exits.



Z/A:decrease/increase hour
X/S:decrease/increase minute
C/D:decrease/increase second
Space:start/pause timer
Q:quit the program


Left-button:start/pause timer

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