sleep



SLEEP(1)                         User Commands                        SLEEP(1)




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  implemen-
       tations  that require NUMBER be an integer, here NUMBER may be an arbi-
       trary floating point number.

       --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 © 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO  warranty;  not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.


SEE ALSO

       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 coreutils sleep

       should give you access to the complete manual.



sleep 5.2.1                        July 2005                          SLEEP(1)

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