time(3) - phpMan
TIME(3am) GNU Awk Extension Modules TIME(3am)
time - time functions for gawk
time = gettimeofday()
ret = sleep(amount)
The time extension adds two functions named gettimeofday() and sleep(), as follows.
This function returns the number of seconds since the Epoch as a floating-point
value. It should have subsecond precision. It returns -1 upon error and sets ERRNO
to indicate the problem.
This function attempts to sleep for the given amount of seconds, which may include
a fractional portion. If seconds is negative, or the attempt to sleep fails, then
it returns -1 and sets ERRNO. Otherwise, the function should return 0 after sleep‐
ing for the indicated amount of time.
printf "It is now %g seconds since the Epoch\n", gettimeofday()
printf "Pausing for a while... " ; sleep(2.5) ; print "done"
GAWK: Effective AWK Programming, filefuncs(3am), fnmatch(3am), fork(3am), inplace(3am),
ordchr(3am), readdir(3am), readfile(3am), revoutput(3am), rwarray(3am).
gettimeofday(2), nanosleep(2), select(2).
Arnold Robbins, arnold AT skeeve.com.
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