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date +%s%N will give the nano seconds since epoch To get the micro seconds just do an eval expr `date +%s%N` / 1000


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There's no much point asking for this kind of precision in a shell script, given that running any command (even the date command) will take at least a few hundreds of those microseconds. In particular, you can't really use the date command to time the execution of a command with this kind of precision. For that, best would be to use the time command or ...


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As you said date +%s returns the number of seconds since the epoch. So, date +%s%N returns the seconds and the current nanoseconds. Dividing date +%s%N the value by 1000 will give in microseconds.i.e echo $(($(date +%s%N)/1000))


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If you have configured all of the Raspberry Pis to a local NTP Server, i.e. you've set up an NTP Server on your LAN, then their synchronization should be adequate for your video frame timestamping task. Both Bash and Python need to make a system function call to retrieve the system time. There's no advantage in using Bash to make that call. Both Python ...



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