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TIME(3am)                           GNU Awk Extension Modules                           TIME(3am)



NAME
       time - time functions for gawk

SYNOPSIS
       @load "time"

       time = gettimeofday()
       ret = sleep(amount)

DESCRIPTION
       The time extension adds two functions named gettimeofday() and sleep(), as follows.

       gettimeofday()
              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.

       sleep(seconds)
              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.

EXAMPLE
       @load "time"
       ...
       printf "It is now %g seconds since the Epoch\n", gettimeofday()
       printf "Pausing for a while... " ; sleep(2.5) ; print "done"

SEE ALSO
       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).

AUTHOR
       Arnold Robbins, arnold AT skeeve.com.

COPYING PERMISSIONS
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Free Software Foundation                   Jan 15 2013                                  TIME(3am)


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