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TIME(1)                     General Commands Manual                    TIME(1)



NAME
       time - time a command

SYNOPSIS
       time command

DESCRIPTION
       The  given  command  is executed; after it is complete, time prints the
       elapsed time during the command, the time spent in the system, and  the
       time spent in execution of the command.  Times are reported in seconds.

       The  execution  time can depend on what kind of memory the program hap-
       pens to land in; the user time in MOS is often half what it is in core.

       The times are printed on the diagnostic output stream.

BUGS
       Elapsed time is accurate to the second, while the CPU  times  are  mea-
       sured to the 60th second.  Thus the sum of the CPU times can be up to a
       second larger than the elapsed time.



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