Python time 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.
Following is the syntax for sleep() method −
t − This is the number of seconds execution to be suspended.
This method does not return any value.
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()
When we run above program, it produces following result −
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