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app processtime

A cross-platform version of the "time" shell function, to display execution time for a process

3 unstable releases

0.2.0 Feb 12, 2023
0.1.1 Sep 6, 2022
0.1.0 Sep 6, 2022

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Process time

processtime is an executable that allows you to run a process and display its execution time.


From automated releases

Check out the releases page for the latest stable version and download the one for your operating system.

Using Cargo

You can run cargo install processtime if you have Rust and Cargo on your machine.

Building from source

Run these commands:

git clone https://github.com/Orbitale/processtime
cd processtime
cargo build --release

This will create a target/release/processtime executable (or processtime.exe on Windows) that you can take and move anywhere you want.


You can run processtime followed by any command, like this for instance:

$ processtime cargo build
    Finished dev [unoptimized + debuginfo] target(s) in 0.01s

6s 460ms 994us 400ns

The last line will always display the time it took to run your command.

Change the output format

By default, processtime displays a human-readable version of the execution time.

However, you might want to gather the information from a script or something and use it in other tools.

For that, you can use the --format option, which can take the following values:

  • full: Human-readable (default format)
  • s: Seconds (will output 0 for scripts that take less than 1 second to run)
  • ms: Milliseconds
  • us or µs: Microseconds
  • ns: Nanoseconds

Note: If you use this option, you should use the -- separator to make sure processtime interprets your command properly, like this for example:

$ processtime --format=ms -- find . -iname "*.json"

This way, processtime interprets everything at the right of the -- characters to be your command to execute.


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