Command of the Day 2: time

Simple explanation

Prints the time it took to execute a command

whatis

time(1) - time command execution

—help

None

man

man 1 time

Usage

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  • time executable - Time the execution of the program executable

  • time -p executable - Time the execution of the program executable and print in POSIX.2 format

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