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take execution time of several commands

Terminal - take execution time of several commands
time { <command1> ; <command2> ; <command...> ; }
2009-02-19 16:23:42
User: dizzgo
Functions: time
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take execution time of several commands

The last ; is important. example:

time { rm -rf /folder/bar && mkdir -p /folder/bar ; echo "done" ; }

command is a bash builtin

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I find /bin/time to give more useful (i.e. less verbose) output.

Comment by rae 392 weeks and 6 days ago

send the output of the command to /dev/null , to print only the time command output.

Comment by eastwind 337 weeks ago

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