> > Can I refine it to give me something like: .784 seconds? > > Use "bc -l" instead of bc. That should do it.
No, that still gives 0 seconds. I think this whole thing is dependent on the fact that `date +%s` reports integers. I'm still interested in something like .874 seconds, but for the time being, I'll just use an if..then..else to say "less than 1 second" or the actual number of seconds. I've looked at the time command suggested by Jez, haven't tried it yet. Geeeezz, why don't they include some *SIMPLE* examples in the man pages? Not everybody has a degree in Advanced Calculus and works as a C++ programmer. ;-) _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"