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times - write process times
The times utility shall write the accumulated user and system times for the shell and for all of its child processes, in the following
POSIX locale format:
"%dm%fs %dm%fs\n%dm%fs %dm%fs\n", <shell user minutes>,
<shell user seconds>, <shell system minutes>,
<shell system seconds>, <children user minutes>,
<children user seconds>, <children system minutes>,
<children system seconds>
The four pairs of times shall correspond to the members of the <sys/times.h> tms structure (defined in the Base Definitions volume of
IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, Chapter 13, Headers) as returned by times(): tms_utime, tms_stime, tms_cutime, and tms_cstime, respectively.
See the DESCRIPTION.
The standard error shall be used only for diagnostic messages.
CONSEQUENCES OF ERRORS
The following sections are informative.
The times special built-in from the Single UNIX Specification is now required for all conforming shells.
Special Built-In Utilities
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technol-
ogy -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE
and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained
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