The following documentation reflects the prior implementation of stl, and remains for historical and archival reasons.
The latest version of this manual is also available for download in ePub and PDF formats:
stl (i.e. “status logger”) is a tool for managing, maintaining, and logging work for writers. With stl you can track the aggregate word count of multi-file writing projects. Furthermore, stl include tools to build a more complete and more automated log of personal work and activity.
The initial implementation (circa Fall/Winter 2011) of stl was an over-complex shell script that was neither easy to maintain or particularly robust, that code, is still available in the git repository. The second implementation, in Python, is more modular, and significantly more flexible.
stl may be exactly the tool you need to:
This site documents both the use and the internal operation of stl, including the initial implementation for posterity and the current implementation.