SLEEP(1) User Commands SLEEP(1)

sleep - delay for a specified amount of time

sleep OPTION

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.

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March 2024 GNU coreutils 9.5