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SLEEP

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: March 2007
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NAME

sleep - delay for a specified amount of time  

SYNOPSIS

sleep NUMBER[SUFFIX]...
sleep OPTION  

DESCRIPTION

Pause for NUMBER seconds. SUFFIX may be `s' for seconds (the default), `m' for minutes, `h' for hours or `d' for days. Unlike most implementations that require NUMBER be an integer, here NUMBER may be an arbitrary floating point number. Given two or more arguments, pause for the amount of time specified by the sum of their values.

--help
display this help and exit
--version
output version information and exit
 

AUTHOR

Written by Jim Meyering and Paul Eggert.  

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.  

SEE ALSO

sleep(3)

The full documentation for sleep is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and sleep programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info sleep

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

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