This is Debian GNU/Linux's prepackaged version of the FSF's GNU time utility.
`time' is a program that measures many of the CPU resources, such as time and
memory, that other programs use. It was written by David Keppel. It
was subsequently maintained and improved by David MacKenzie with help
from Arne Henrik Juul, and Francois Pinard.
This package was put together by Dirk Eddelbuettel from the previous
Debian package time-1.6-2 (from ftp.debian.org) and the GNU sources
for time-1.6. The package was subsequently maintained and updated by
Tollef Fog Heen, Salvatore Bonaccorso, and Bob Proulx.
Copyright: Copyright 1987-1996 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
Copyright: Copyright 1995 Peter Tobias <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright 1995-2004 Dirk Eddelbuettel <email@example.com>
Copyright 2005, 2008 Tollef Fog Heen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright 2010 Salvatore Bonaccorso <email@example.com>
Copyright 2012 Bob Proulx <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright: Copyright 1996 Dirk Eddelbuettel <email@example.com>
License: freely redistributable
Copyright Dirk Eddelbuettel but freely redistributable
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and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public
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