SLEEP(1) User Commands SLEEP(1)
sleep - delay for a specified amount of time
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
output version information and exit
Written by Jim Meyering and Paul Eggert.
Report bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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
The full documentation for sleep is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If
the info and sleep programs are properly installed at your site, the
info coreutils sleep
should give you access to the complete manual.
sleep 5.2.1 July 2005 SLEEP(1)
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