stopwatch(1) a stopwatch and timer program




stopwatch does what its name implies - enables hand timing much like a physical stopwatch. It can also be used as a countdown timer. Stopwatch has millisecond accuracy and no artificial limit on hours.


Press "start" to start the stopwatch and "stop" to stop it. "record" records the current time and selects it so that it can readily be pasted into other programs. Recorded times are marked with an L for "lap" or T for "total". When stopped, you can cut/paste/edit the time by hand and set it to any valid time. "zero" resets the time to zero. Holding down the shift key while pressing record or zero, records and then zeros the time.

Time moves forward or backward according to the Run menu. By default, time is stopped automatically when either the lap or total time reaches zero. To disable the automatic stop, unselect Run -> Stop At Zero.


This manual page was adapted from the stopwatch documentation written by Don Libes. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this manpage under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

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