/usr/bin/time, Jim, but not as you know it

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Open up a terminal. Run ‘type time’. You’ll be told that “time is a shell keyword”. Now run ‘which time’ and you’ll see ‘/usr/bin/time’, which looks like a path to a binary. Are they the same thing? Nope.

In fact, one of them can give you a whole lot of interesting information that the other can’t.

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