I did a time on my script and this is what I got:
$ time <myscript> real 7m5.458s user 0m7.444s sys 0m3.748s $
which means that it ran for 7 minutes and 5.458 seconds.
What do the
sys times tell me?
It's the amount of time actually executing code, as opposed to waiting on I/O or etc., in the program itself and in the kernel respectively.