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Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell by Jason McIntosh, Chuck Toporek, Chris Stone, Andy Lester

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Name

time

Synopsis

time [option] command [arguments]

Executes a command with optional arguments and prints the total elapsed time, execution time, process execution time, and system time of the process (all in seconds). Times are printed on standard error.

Options

-l

Prints the detailed contents of the internal usage structure, such as memory sizes, page faults, and swap counts.

-p

Print the real, user, and system times with a single space separating the title and the value, instead of a tab.

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