Hey all, I am trying to use the date command in Terminal on multiple machines that are synced via NTP to synchronize some code in a program. Essentially I am running a program... MyProgram with arguments:date I can get date to give me the seconds since the Unix epoch with the %M specifier. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_(Unix) When I try to use %N to get nanosecond resolution, date just returns N. Is there anyway to get date to give me finer then second resolution? I wouldn't even mind passing two arguments such as (date +%M):arg2 And then converting units in the program. Many thanks in advance!