[BusyBox] Using time applet?

Vladimir N. Oleynik dzo at simtreas.ru
Fri Oct 31 17:48:26 UTC 2003


> on my Host I can do
> scholz at pinguin:/tftpboot> time bunzip2 -c test.bz2 > /dev/null
> and get
> real    0m5.858s
> user    0m5.820s
> sys     0m0.040s
> On busybox (serial console & via telnet) I don't see the results!
> /var/tmp # time bunzip2 -c test.bz2 > /dev/null
> /var/tmp #
> Are they redirected to /dev/null as well?
> Is that a bug, a feature or a "problem between keyboard and chair"?

Its bug and feature ;-)

ash unsuport "time" function, only times support.
Regular "time" output to stderr, but more featured shell dont redirect stderr 
for time output message.

The demonstration is:

time cmd 2> out
don`t output "time" message to out
(time cmd) 2> out
time output message saved to "out" file.


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