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Delay for a specified amount of time.

January 2018
SLEEP(1) User Commands SLEEP(1)


sleep - delay for a specified amount of time


sleep NUMBER[SUFFIX]... sleep OPTION


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. Given two or more argu‐ ments, pause for the amount of time specified by the sum of their values. --help display this help and exit --version output version information and exit


Written by Jim Meyering and Paul Eggert.


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sleep(3) Full documentation at: <> or available locally via: info '(coreutils) sleep invocation'
GNU coreutils 8.28 January 2018 SLEEP(1)
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