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    SubjectRe: Jiffies from userspace
    On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 12:33:21PM -0800, Jim wrote:
    > reasonable way to get an estimate of the "current" value of the
    > kernel's jiffies:
    >
    > set -- `cat /proc/self/stat`; echo ${22}
    >
    > The cat will start a new process, field 22? of its "stat" node
    > under proc should have the jiffies value at the time the process
    > was started; so the echo command execute "shortly" thereafter.
    >
    > But am I right about the struct of stat: Is that really in ${22}?

    Assuming so try:

    awk '{print $22}' /proc/self/stat

    for a 'single process' version.

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