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Linux - Stopwatch/Timer for command line excutions
June 15, 2014 4:30 AM
Linux offers a quick and dirty way to "time" the execution of a command on the command line (CLI).
I needed this to time the speed of certain compression programs like Zip, 7Zip, and WinRAR.
time <your commands>
and produces what your "commands" normally would produce, followed by something like:
The first line (real) is the time elapsed while executing your commands.
time ls -l
Which lists the file in long format of your current directory.