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Old 04-07-2005, 04:09 AM   #1
markhod
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how can I measure how much real time is used to run an executable?


Hello,

Basically I want to see how long it takes my executable to run with different parameters used in one of the algorithms. Is there a way to e.g. submit it to the background (I can do this) AND set a timer going which will stop when the executable finishes running?

I dont want to sit with a stopwatch watching...

Cheers,

Mark
 
Old 04-07-2005, 04:41 AM   #2
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you mean like the time command?

$time { slocate glib.h; }
/usr/share/gtk-doc/html/glib/glib.html
/usr/include/mozilla-1.7.5/jpeg/jpeglib.h
/usr/include/dbus-1.0/dbus/dbus-glib.h
/usr/include/glib-1.2/glib.h
/usr/include/glib-2.0/glib.h
/usr/include/jpeglib.h
/usr/include/taglib/taglib.h
/home/moody/apps/linux-2.6.11.6/drivers/isdn/hardware/eicon/debuglib.h
/home/moody/gnome-1.4/include/glib-1.2/glib.h

real 0m1.025s
user 0m0.080s
sys 0m0.010s

**********************************88

note that the semicolon in the above command is not a typo.
you can also chain commands together like:

time { xxx && xxx && xxxx && xxxx; }
 
  


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