• Tony Fortunato

Measuring command response times using ptime


Every time I write about automated testing, batch files and measuring performance, I get quite a bit of emails asking for more details, more tools or if I can help.

One request I get regularly is people asking if I knew of a tool that will measure the time it takes a command to complete a task. Took me a while scouring the internet and testing a bunch of tools.

Finally I found this tool ‘ptime’. This tool is pretty straightforward to use, just type whatever command you want after ptime and it will report how long it took to complete the task.

After playing with this you will probably start looking into how to http and ftp from the command line, but I’ve already got that covered:

- Automating Microsoft ftp

- wget Bandwidth Testing

ptime


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