At 11:35 14.08.2003 -0500, Kirk Strauser wrote:
At 2003-08-14T16:08:21Z, "Charles Howse" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> Can I refine it to give me something like: .784 seconds?

Use "bc -l" instead of bc. That should do it.

Yes, but not in the context mentioned before:

> > > Start_time=`date +%s` # Seconds past midnight at start of script
> > > [ do lots of stuff ]
> > > End_time=`date +%s`   # Seconds past midnight at end of script

et=`echo "$end_time - $start_time" | bc -l`

Here bc -l will not really help, because date +%s returns whole seconds :-(

BTW: %s are seconds since epoch


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