sleep

suspend execution for an interval

TLDR

Delay in seconds

$ sleep [seconds]
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Delay in minutes

$ sleep [minutes]m
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Delay in hours

$ sleep [hours]h
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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

REPORTING BUGS

GNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
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COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://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) Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/sleep> or available locally via: info '(coreutils) sleep invocation'

AUTHOR

Written by Jim Meyering and Paul Eggert.

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