Re: "resolving host"
On Fri, Oct 01, 2004 at 08:05:03PM -0400, Ralph Katz wrote:
> On 09/30/04 23:21, Haines Brown wrote:
> > $ time host www.debian.org
> > www.debian.org A 220.127.116.11
> > real 0m0.027s
> > user 0m0.000s
> > sys 0m0.000s
> >The man and info time did not make clear to me what "real", "user" and
> >"sys" refer to. Would you inlighten me? What is the "A"? Why zero time
> >for the user and sys?
> Beats me, I'm the average Joe that sits in this Ferrari called debian
> GNU/Linux and says, "wow!" :)
As far as I understand, and I could be wrong -
"real" is the "real world" time taken for the command to run.
"user" is how long the command spent processing user-space code.
"sys" is how long the command spent processing kernel-space code.
But Officer, I stopped for the last one, and it was green!