If one were to determine the real, user, and system time of an executable script processed over a batch server, what would be the Unix commands to do this?
Look into the 'time' command. It may be a shell built-in and/or an executable (/usr/bin/time). The normal syntax is:
My, that question looks familiar. It's actually from a job posting I saw earlier today: http://portland.craigslist.org/sof/20556690.html
Posting has been deleted.
I'll grant that this one was overly specific, but I do generally like the practice of asking candidates some sort of filtering question, just to see how they think (and whether they really understand what they say they know).
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