[CentOS] time command with options

Bill Campbell centos at celestial.com
Tue Jan 13 18:19:32 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009, Jerry Geis wrote:
>I am trying to get timing paramters from a CGI program.
>date is just a command for example used here.
>when I do: time { date; }
>everything is good.
>when I do: time -o file { date; }
>I get
> time -o file { date; }
>bash: syntax error near unexpected token `}'
>How do I correctly issue the command with an option
>for -o file to output the data to a file.

Why aren't you using standard i/o redirection?

time { date ; } > file

OR to append to the file

time { date ; } >> file

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