Where the parentheses go… (and seq)
I have a dickens of a time remembering how to parenthesize a pipeline of commands so they can be timed as a group. Here’s a snippet I read on the net today (from a post about reducing Python’s memory footprint):
time (for i in $(seq 1 100); do python -c "pass"; done)
So, parentheses around everything to be timed. The seq command work on my Linux box (/usr/bin/seq) but not my Macbook.