sleep man page

sleep — delay for a specified amount of time

Examples (TL;DR)

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.  NUMBER need not be an integer.  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.

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See Also

sleep(3)

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

Referenced By

bpf(2), chat(8), clone(2), dbpmda(1), filechan(8), ibv_read_counters(3), ioctl_ns(2), mongoc_cursors(3), mongoc_guides(3), mongoc_reference(3), nut.conf(5), perlsyn(1), perlthrtut(1), pmClearFetchGroup(3), pmpause(1), pthread_getcpuclockid(3), sleep(3), usleep(1).

July 2019 GNU coreutils 8.31