[mrtg] Re: Need help with TIME

Alex van den Bogaerdt alex at ergens.op.HET.NET
Thu Feb 28 22:56:04 MET 2002

Max Kipness II wrote:

> Here is what I'm using:
> time lynx -crawl -dump www.yahoo.com <http://www.yahoo.com>
> -connect_timeout=5 > /dev/null

> I'm trying to capture the line that starts with real (then parse with awk) ,
> but when I added "|grep real" to the end of the line, it tries to add that
> command to the timing process and still prints out all three time results.

Try to put the entire command inside parentheses.  Then redirect stderr
to stdout and process with awk:

(time lynx ....) 2>&1 | awk '/^real/ { print $2 }'

You'll have to alter the print command, just as you had to do
anyway :)

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