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SLEEP(1)                    General Commands Manual                   SLEEP(1)



NAME
       sleep - suspend execution for a specified 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)&&

       or to execute a command every so often, as in:
              while true
              do
                     command
                     sleep 37
              done

SEE ALSO
       sleep(3V)

BUGS
       time must be less than 2,147,483,647 seconds.



                               9 September 1987                       SLEEP(1)