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GNU Time 1.9 released

From: Assaf Gordon
Subject: GNU Time 1.9 released
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:59:07 -0600
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.24 (2015-08-30)


We are pleased to announce the new version of GNU time 1.9.

The `time' command runs another program, then displays information
about the resources used by that program, collected by the system
while the program was running.

This version incorporates two patches which have been used in downstream
GNU/Linux distributions for many years.

Please report any problem you may experience to the
address@hidden mailing list.

Happy Hacking!
 - Assaf [on behalf of GNU Time maintainers]


The new version is available for download here:

To reduce load on the main server, you can use this redirector service
which automatically redirects you to a mirror:


The checksums of the archive are:

  $ sha1sum time-1.9.tar.gz
  75068c26abbed3ad3980685bae21d7202d288317  time-1.9.tar.gz

  $ sha256sum time-1.9.tar.gz


To verify the integrity of the archive using GPG signature,
download both the archive and the detatched signature file:

Then, run a command like this:

  gpg --verify time-1.9.tar.gz.sig

If that command fails because you don't have the required public key,
then run this command to import it:

  gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 0A11B61D3657B901

and rerun the 'gpg --verify' command.


* Noteworthy changes in release 1.9 (2018-03-12) [stable]

** Improvements

  time now reports percent CPU usage for programs lasting less then 1 second.
  previously, time would report '??%' if programs lasted less than 1 second.
  (adopted from Fedora).

** Changes in behaviour

  "time -p" no longers adds the "Command exited with non-zero status" message.
  This is a backward-incompatible change for better POSIX compliance.
  Many downstream distributions previously patched 'time' to behave this way
  (Debian added '-q', Fedora patched '-p').

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