Manual Reference Pages  - SLEEP (1)

NAME

sleep - delay for a specified amount of time

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Author
Copyright

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. Given two or more arguments, 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

AUTHOR

Written by Jim Meyering and Paul Eggert.

REPORTING BUGS

Report sleep bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
Report sleep translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

sleep(3)

The full documentation for sleep is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and sleep programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info coreutils sleep invocation
should give you access to the complete manual.


GNU coreutils 8.12.197-032bb SLEEP (1) September 2011
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