Problem with time command

Michael Sierchio kudzu at
Fri Apr 21 17:49:14 UTC 2017

On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 9:30 AM, Ernie Luzar <luzar722 at> wrote:

> The time utility executes and times the specified utility. After the
> utility finishes, time writes to the standard error stream, (in seconds):
> the total time elapsed, the time used to execute the utility process and
> the time consumed by system overhead.
It is sometimes instructive to read a man page all the way to the end:


     builtin(1), csh(1), getrusage(2), wait(2)

"Well," Brahma said, "even after ten thousand explanations, a fool is no
wiser, but an intelligent person requires only two thousand five hundred."

- The Mahābhārata

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