Section: GNU Awk Extension Modules (3am)
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time - time functions for gawk
time = gettimeofday()
ret = sleep(amount)
extension adds two functions named
This function returns the number of seconds since the Epoch
as a floating-point value. It should have subsecond precision.
It returns -1 upon error and sets
to indicate the problem.
This function attempts to sleep for the given amount of seconds, which
may include a fractional portion.
is negative, or the attempt to sleep fails,
then it returns -1 and sets
Otherwise, the function should return 0 after sleeping
for the indicated amount of time.
# .SH NOTES
# .SH BUGS
printf "It is now %g seconds since the Epoch\n", gettimeofday()
printf "Pausing for a while... " ; sleep(2.5) ; print "done"
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