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Re: Timing a program run?

On Thu, 2 Jan 2003 02:07:03 -0800
Paul Johnson <baloo@ursine.dyndns.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 02, 2003 at 03:57:10AM -0600, Gerald Livingston wrote:
> > How the heck do I time how long it takes a certain script to run?
> This isn't shell specific.  And you're probably going to have to get a
> surgeon to remove your hand from your forhead from hitting it so
> hard.  8:o)
> time <command>

Where the heck is that documented, and where is the "time" command *AT*?

I typed 'time' at the prompt and got a "syntax error near unexpected
token `newline'" 

I did a "locate n/time" looking for "time" in a "*bin/" directory --
not there.

I searched "man bash-builtins" -- not there.

AHHH -- there it is, in "man bash" buried in "SHELL GRAMMAR -->
Pipelines", where it doesn't stand out at all. 


I knew it was simple, just brain dead at 0400.


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