Introduction to Time

The time utility is a program that measures many of the CPU resources, such as time and memory, that other programs use. The GNU version can format the output in arbitrary ways by using a printf-style format string to include various resource measurements.

Although the shell has a builtin command providing similar functionalities, this utility is reuired by the LSB.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.7 platform.

Package Information

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/time

Installation of Time

Install Time by running the following commands:

sed -i 's/$(ACLOCAL)//' Makefile.in                                            &&
sed -i 's/lu", ptok ((UL) resp->ru.ru_maxrss)/ld", resp->ru.ru_maxrss/' time.c &&

./configure --prefix=/usr --infodir=/usr/share/info                            &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Program: time

Short Descriptions


reports various statistics about an executed command.

Last updated on 2015-02-20 19:16:55 -0800