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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
> >
> >        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?
> Haines,
> 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!

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