`time` is a command line utility for running another program and summarizing resource usage

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Linux Mint system clock is days ahead after an overnight laptop suspend

I'm a long-time Ubuntu user, who recently started trying out Linux Mint on a laptop. This is not a dual-boot setup, Mint is the only OS on the machine. When I suspend the laptop (i.e. close the ...
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Unpacking of initramfs is very slow

I am trying to improve the kernel boot time of my device and I would like some help. I am using OMAPL138 with kernel version 2.6.37 and it takes about 50 seconds until the boot process is finished, ...
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Does setting the system time back impair logrotate operation?

I'm working on an embedded linux system where the root filesystem is mounted from an SDcard. Although many systems like this just mount /var/log on a ramdisk, I'd like to save the logs to the SDcard ...
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Can system time be paused?

This may or may not be the right approach, but it's feasibility was requested of me: We have a demo server that we update from time to time in order to keep the statistical calculations up-to-date. ...
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Find last shutdown time

This is the command I am using: last -x|grep shutdown | head -1 but it's giving me the duration with +2 hours: shutdown system down 3.14-1-amd64 Mon Jul 21 08:43 - 22:19 (13:36) the last ...
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Get PID of process started by time

Say I run time ./a.out, then I can get the PID of time by the variable $!. But how do I get the PID of a.out? Of course, I could parse the output of ps, but I want a more elegant solution. I've ...
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Best way of keeping clock accurate in LInux

I have researched many different of ways to accurately keep time in Linux, but there are so many programs and ways of doing it. I would like to know what you guys think is the best way to keep the ...
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Understand the big difference between real and usr+sys time used by rsync?

I started running rsync in three programs at the same time to transfer data between my external hard drive and my internal one. When they finished, I have their timing results: $ time rsync -a ...
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Both time `rsync` and get its exit value?

If I want to time the running of rsync by time rsync -a /media/t/1/ ./, after it finishes, does $? report the exit value for time not for rsync? How can I both time rsync and get its exit value?
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How long will NTP take to adjust the clock if it doesn't immediately set it?

I'm using SNTP to sync my Debian based system. SNTP has two ways to set the clock: -s, --settod Set (step) the time with settimeofday(). -j, --adjtime Set (slew) the time with adjtime(). The ...
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Time synchronization in XFCE 4.8

Apparently there is no gui in XFCE (as there was in gnome) to synchronize time with NTP (if there is one, please let me know the name of the application). So, how can I synch with the time servers? ...
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How can measure how long it takes my script to run AND include that in an email it generates?

I have a simple bash script that runs a series of checks (ping, nslookup, etc) and then sends an email report with the output of that data. I'd like the email to include information on how long it ...
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stat: print time in “long-iso” format

For my script, I would like to have stat command to print time in a nice, human friendly, way: 2015-02-04 00:48:31. ls calls this format long-iso and it can be used like this: $ ls -lA ...
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How to sum time using bash?

I want to know the total amount of time that a series of processes would take in my computer to decide if I should running there or in a stronger computer. So, i am forecasting the running time of ...
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How to measure Firefox's startup time?

I would like to measure how much time it takes for some softwares to start. I know the command time but in the case of firefox (iceweasel for me on Debian), this command prints only the time I let ...
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timedatectl not persisting time when set manually

Configuration before any attempts to modify it as per timedatectl: Then, I set the time manually timedatectl --adjust-system-clock set-time "2010-04-20 04:30:50": Nice, works! Now, I rerun ...
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Improve kernel boot time

I am using OMAPL138 and kernel version 2.6.37 and I would like to improve the boot time. By analyzing the kernel boot process I think it is taking a long time at MII PHY CONFIGURATION. The printscreen ...
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Variations in Ubuntu 12.04 /usr/bin/time statistics

I have a command line tool which I run on Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS. I need to calculate the cpu time for this program. I have been checking /usr/bin/time function. command: /usr/bin/time -v -a -o ...
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Many files in folder - time difference while accessing file with fullpath

Folder /var/log/something may have 1 file (test.log) in it or 1000000 different files (and test.log of course). Is there a time difference while accessing file test.log with realpath between those ...
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Is there a way to adjust the formatting of the date/time in the GNOME 3 login screen and desktop?

I'm specifically looking to change the formatting in two places: On the desktop, the date/time reads "Sat 21:05". I would like it to read "23-Jul-11 21:05" or "23 Jul 11 21:05". In other words, I ...
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How can I conditionally pass a subshell through 'time'?

I have a setup script for a Vagrant box where I used to measure single steps with time. Now I would like to conditionally enable or disable the time measurements. For example, previously a line would ...
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Get CPU time for Benchmark in Bash Script

I'm using this Method here: http://giantdorks.org/alain/how-to-benchmark-individual-shell-script-sections-to-identify-slow-parts/ to Benchmark my Bashscript: RuntimePrint() { duration=$(echo ...
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Convert linux sysuptime to well format date

I want to display /proc/uptime in well format as: DD:HH:MM:SS /proc/uptime give me up time of system in seconds, is there a standard solution that convert seconds to this format?
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System CPU Time and User CPU Time Calculation for a Process in Linux

I want to calculate CPU time consumption of a particular process in system mode and user mode using statistics present in /proc/<PID>. There are two fields utime and stime in ...
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NTPD Nanokernel

I had a couple of questions about the NTP Nanokernel as explained here: http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/database/brief/nano/nano.pdf The big question is how does this Nanokernel manage to deliver an ...
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What units of time does “top” use?

If I issue the "top" command and receive results such as: PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 00001 bob 25 0 77380 1212 1200 R 95.8 0.0 89122:13 fee ...
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Get the output of the time command

I have the following command time compare -metric rmse -subimage-search -dissimilarity-threshold 1 -similarity-threshold 0.99 $page \( -size 1x1 xc:black \) null: which produces the following ...
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To print execution time of Script from Script?

I'm searching PDF files in all directories except those in .texpadtmp by code originally based on this discussion. function findpdfs() { find . -iname '*.pdf' -not -path "*.texpadtmp*" | while read ...
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Why does unbuffer command affect time command?

I noticed something odd when using the unbuffer command with time command. Here I just want to see how long takes to find a certain file in my system: time find . -name unixstuff output is : ...
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bash's builtin time accepts %E - what's going on?

The bash man page lists three and only three format codes recognized by the shell's builtin version of time: %R for the real time, %U for the time spent in userspace, and %S for time spent in system ...
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How can I use '-v' option in time command?

I read the man pages and the '-v' option(short for --verbose) is there and I'm sure this should work: time -v ls However, the output is: -v: Command not found. 0.000u 0.000s 0:00.00 0.0% ...
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Why does the 'user' and 'sys' time vary on multiple executions?

There is a nice question and answer explaining the relationships between 'real', 'user' and 'sys'. It explains the reasons why 'real' can vary, and defines the 'user' and 'sys' as times the process ...
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How to move system clock time forward/backward?

I know commands for setting specific time and/or date, but can't find ones which move the time relative to the current time. What are the commands to move the time forward/backward x ...
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Forcing an 'added' alias to every command

Is it possible to forcibly add a timing alias (for lack of a better way to phrase it) to every command in bash? For example, I would like to have a specific user who whenever a command is run, it is ...
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How can I count the time that needs systemd to boot a default target and then graph it?

When I wanted to know how long systemd actually needed to boot the default target, how would I do that ? An then, is it possible to create a graph to show which unit takes how much time to initialize ...
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system clock is off by one hour after every reboot

Every time I start my laptop, the clock is off by exactly one hour. I have to run ntpdate to fix it. Next time I restart the laptop, it will be off again. I have timezone set up correctly. I am ...
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How to check if NTPD updates machine's time successfully using shell?

I'm trying to use NTPD to update my Linux machine's time to a specified NTP server. Here is the scenario: Each time the Linux machine starts up, I want to update the time from NTP server and if ...
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Redirect the output of a command in `time command`

I am trying to time something using: /usr/bin/time myCommand However, since /usr/bin/time writes to stderr, if myCommand also writes to stderr, I will get more than just time's output on the ...
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How do I time a specific command?

(The linux equivalent of TimeThis.exe) Something like: timethis wget foo.com Receiving foo.com ... wget foo.com took 3 seconds.
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Sending most recently created file via Email

I'm trying to send a log file every 24 hours or so via email. Currently I am using mutt for this. You can call mutt like this: mutt -s "Log" -a file_attachment example@example.com I know I can ...
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Writing a Bash script to run and end at specific times

I'd like to create a script that will do the following. Start at a given time during the day and end at another given time. So for example, I have a program I'd like to test, so my script would be ...
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How can I tell when a file was compressed?

I want to find out when my log files were compressed by logrotate because when I received them from cron in my email, the logs came in as text in the main body of the email instead. I did: ls -1la ...
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How to adjust time command to measure a program elapsed time

I'm trying to get the time that my program takes to finish (aka elapsed time) so I'm using the common time. What I get by doing this is 3 measurements: user, system and total. This is fine but I ...
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redirect output for a command that takes in multiple arguments

this command is to redirect output of time to with multiple args: $ time wc test >wc.out 2>time.out unix programming environment book shows that the error output of time redirects to ...
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define own time in linux

how to set time in linux in that way: 1 second define as 10 seconds (10 second = 1 secods of own time) I want fool all processes runned there to use 10x faster time. so sleep(1) will last 0.1 real ...
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How does an X86 Linux system maintain the system time, when no NTP etc. is in play?

When an x86 Linux system is powered up and running, how does it keep track of software time? E.g. is it incrementing a software counter based on hardware interrupts from the RTC, or is there some ...
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What's the difference between modification date and inode's modification date?

I've just found some interesting information for me in man stat: a, m, c, B The time file was last accessed or modified, of when the inode was last changed, or the birth time of the inode. But ...
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Listing files greater than particular timestamp in file name?

I have a directory in linux which has a list of log files where log files get auto generated if some job runs. Each log file gets appended with the timestamp like "JobName_TimeStamp" UPDATED: ...
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Obtain user and kernel time of a running process?

Is there way to determine using standard Linux/Unix tools how much a process has spent in User mode and how much waiting for kernel? In other words, exactly the "user" and "sys" values that you get ...
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Will I be prompted for the sudo password a second time?

This is what I plan to do: #!/bin/bash sudo -i <<'EOF' iptables-save | awk '/^[*]/ { print $1 } /^:[A-Z]+ [^-]/ { print $1 " ACCEPT" ; } /COMMIT/ { print $0; ...