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 sleep(1)							    sleep(1)




 NAME
      sleep - suspend execution for an interval

 SYNOPSIS
      sleep time

 DESCRIPTION
      sleep suspends execution for time seconds.  It is used to execute a
      command after a certain amount of time, as in:

	   (sleep 105; command)&&amp&amp&

      or to execute a command periodically, as in:

	   while true
	   do
	       command
	       sleep 37
	   done

 RETURN VALUE
      sleep exits with one of the following values:

	   0	The execution was successfully suspended for time seconds,
		or a SIGALRM signal was received.

	   >&gt&gt>0	If the time operand is missing, is not a decimal integer, is
		negative, or is greater than UINT_MAX, sleep returns with
		exit status 2.

 SEE ALSO
      alarm(2), sleep(3C).

 STANDARDS CONFORMANCE
      sleep: SVID2, SVID3, XPG2, XPG3, XPG4, POSIX.2



















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