sleep man page

sleep — delay for a specified amount of time

TL;DR

sleep {{seconds}}

sleep {{minutes}}m

sleep {{hours}}h

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

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report sleep translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

See Also

sleep(3)

Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/s…>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) sleep invocation'

Referenced By

bpf(2), bup-tick(1), Cglobals(3), chat(8), clone(2), dbpmda(1), filechan(8), mongoc_cursors(3), nut.conf(5), perlsyn(1), perlthrtut(1), pmCreateFetchGroup(3), pmpause(1), pthread_getcpuclockid(3), sleep(3).

November 2016 GNU coreutils 8.26 User Commands