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time(1)			    General Commands Manual		       time(1)

NAME
       time - time a command

SYNOPSIS
       command

   XPG4	only
       utility [argument ...]

DESCRIPTION
       command	is  executed.  Upon completion,	prints the elapsed time	during
       the command, the	time spent in the system, and the time spent executing
       the command.  Times are reported	in seconds.

       Execution time can depend on the	performance of the memory in which the
       program is running.

       The times are printed on	standard error.

       Note that the shell also	has a keyword that times an entire pipeline if
       used  anywhere  in  the	pipeline, unlike time(1) command which times a
       particular command if used in a pipeline.

   Options
       recognizes the following	option:

	      (XPG4 only.) Writes the timing statistics	to standard error.

SEE ALSO
       sh(1), timex(1),	times(2).

STANDARDS CONFORMANCE
								       time(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | SEE ALSO | STANDARDS CONFORMANCE

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