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GNU coreutils 8.32
March 2020

coreutils

The basic file, shell and text manipulation utilities of the GNU operating system

coreutils-common

coreutils common optional components

coreutils-doc

Documentation for the GNU Core Utilities

NAME

sleep - delay for a specified amount of time

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.

REPORTING BUGS

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

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 \(aq(coreutils) sleep invocation\(aq
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