Python time sleep() Method

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Description

The method sleep() suspends execution for the given number of seconds. The argument may be a floating point number to indicate a more precise sleep time.

The actual suspension time may be less than that requested because any caught signal will terminate the sleep() following execution of that signal's catching routine.

Syntax

Following is the syntax for sleep() method:

time.sleep(t)

Parameters

  • t -- This is the number of seconds execution to be suspended.

Return Value

This method does not return any value.

Example

The following example shows the usage of sleep() method.

#!/usr/bin/python
import time

print "Start : %s" % time.ctime()
time.sleep( 5 )
print "End : %s" % time.ctime()

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

Start : Tue Feb 17 10:19:18 2009
End : Tue Feb 17 10:19:23 2009



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