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sleep - Unix, Linux Command

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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.

TagDescription
--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 © 2006 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 is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and sleep programs are properly installed at your site, the command
TagDescription
info sleep
should give you access to the complete manual.
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