Section: User Commands (1) Updated: February 2011 Local index
sleep - delay for a specified amount of time
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.
display this help and exit
output version information and exit
Written by Jim Meyering and Paul Eggert.
Report sleep bugs to email@example.com
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 © 2010 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.
The full documentation for
is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the
programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info coreutils 'sleep invocation'
should give you access to the complete manual.
This document was created by
using the manual pages.
Time: 21:25:56 GMT, April 16, 2011