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to measure how much time a program takes to execute from the command-line, use the ‘time’ function.

for instance, to time the ‘date’ command:

>> time date
Wed Oct 31 14:12:41 EDT 2007

real    0m0.003s
user    0m0.000s
sys     0m0.002s


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