Fast CLI Timer

time read x
Say you want to time how long a task you're performing takes. Start this simple timer and you're done!
Sample Output
real	0m3.340s

2010-09-30 09:23:01

What Others Think

BTW, Press ENTER to stop the timer
ubersoldat · 606 weeks and 4 days ago
Why do you need the x?
zed · 605 weeks ago
the x is just a random var it could be time read press-any-key
herauthon · 207 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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