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pmpause - Man Page

portable subsecond-capable sleep


$PCP_BINADM_DIR/pmpause [-w where]
$PCP_BINADM_DIR/pmsleep [-w where] interval


pmpause sleeps indefinitely, until interrupted by SIGKILL.

pmsleep sleeps for the specified interval. The interval argument follows the syntax described in PCPIntro(1) for -t, and in the simplest form may be an unsigned integer or floating point constant (the implied units in this case are seconds).

The -w option is provided to allow annotation of scripts with multiple uses of pmpause and/or pmsleep to identify a particular use in the process's arguments, e.g. as visible to ps(1).


The exit status is 0 for success, or 1 for a malformed command line. If the underlying nanosleep(2) system call fails, an errno is returned.

See Also

sleep(1), pause(2) and nanosleep(2).

Referenced By

The man page pmsleep(1) is an alias of pmpause(1).

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