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timex [options] command [arguments]

Execute a command with optional arguments and print information specified by the time command. Report process data with various options.



Show total number of blocks and characters used.

-p suboptions

Show process accounting data with possible suboptions.


Show total system activity (similar to output from the sar command).

Suboptions for -p


Include fork/exit flag and system exit status.


Show "hog" factor (fraction of CPU time used) instead of mean memory size.


Show total kcore-minutes instead of memory size.


Show mean core size (this is the default behavior).


Show CPU use computation.


Show user and system CPU times.

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