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I want to include in one of my scripts something that shows how long the script has been running, a stopwatch of sorts.

I've been looking at examples but all seem very complicated. I am looking for a simple script that shows hours/minutes/seconds.

I am a noob, so is there anyone out there who can help me compile a script like this or even better just post it up?

Thanks in advance.

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If you are looking at a relatively short period, look at TimerInit and TimerDiff - that will get you a value which a bit of basic maths will transform into hours, minutes and seconds. _TicksToTime might help you with the calculating.

If you are looking to measure considerably longer perods, then _DateDiff and _NowCalc will do much the same thing. You will definitely need the basic maths though. ;)

Have a go yourself and come back if you run into problems. :)


Edit: Clarity and added _TicksToTime.

Edited by Melba23

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#include <Date.au3>

Local $miliseconds, $hours, $mins, $secs
$miliseconds = TimerInit()

;your script goes here.....

$miliseconds = TimerDiff($miliseconds)
_TicksToTime($miliseconds, $hours, $mins, $secs)
ConsoleWrite(@CRLF & $hours & ":" & $mins & ":" & $secs)

this should get you started! :)

doh... you beat me to it melba!

Edited by Mr5o1

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