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Old 05-15-2008, 06:43 PM   #1
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timex - what does this comand mean?

What does timex in this command do?

timex cp /usr/var/directoryA/* /usr/home
Old 05-15-2008, 06:51 PM   #2
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$ man timex
User Commands                                            timex(1)

     timex - time a  command;  report  process  data  and  system

     timex [-o] [-p [-fhkmrt]] [-s] command

     The given command is executed; the elapsed time,  user  time
     and  system time spent in execution are reported in seconds.
     Optionally, process accounting data for the command and  all
     its  children  can be listed or summarized, and total system
     activity during the execution interval can be reported.

     The output of timex is written on standard error.
Old 05-16-2008, 12:13 PM   #3
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Looks identical to the time command to me. Usually you use it to tell you how long something took to complete.
Old 01-31-2012, 07:11 PM   #4
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maybe this article will help you to understand

One important function of timex is to identify the problematic parts of FS. Read this for details:
using timex to check whether performance degradation caused by OS or VxVM


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