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This function returns a four-element list giving the user and system CPU times, in seconds (possibly fractional), for this process and the children of this process.

($user, $system, $cuser, $csystem) = times;

For example, to time the execution speed of a section of Perl code:

$start = (times)[0];
$end = (times)[0];
printf "that took %.2f CPU seconds\n", $end - $start;

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