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Re: Time error

On Sunday 16 January 2005 19:52, Robert Cohen wrote:
> When I run the command "time" it returns an error
> -bash: syntax error near unexpected token 'newline'
> Ideas?

"time" is used to time the execution of a command. Example:

$ time ls -lR
real    0m2.951s
user    0m0.090s
sys     0m0.070s

This means it took almost 3 seconds to recursively list all contents of 
my current working directory.

You're probably looking for the date(1) command.


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