Some test want to use the time command (not the shell builtin) and test
for its availability at /usr/bin/time.

Provide a lazy prereq TIME_COMMAND which tests for /usr/bin/time and
/bin/time. If any is found, set TEST_COMMAND_PATH to the first match.

Signed-off-by: Michael J Gruber <>
Rather than iterating over 2 or more hardcoded paths, one could use
"test -P time" or allow a make variable TIME_COMMAND_PATH whose
executability is checked by the prereq. I really don't know what's best.

 t/ | 7 +++++++
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index 489bc80..7977c15 100644
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -738,6 +738,13 @@ test_lazy_prereq UTF8_NFD_TO_NFC '
+test_lazy_prereq TIME_COMMAND '
+       for command in /usr/bin/time /bin/time
+       do
+               test -x "$command" && break
+       done && TIME_COMMAND_PATH="$command"
 # When the tests are run as root, permission tests will report that
 # things are writable when they shouldn't be.
 test -w / || test_set_prereq SANITY

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