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SLEEP(1)                    General Commands Manual                   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)&

       or to execute a command every so often, as in:

            while true
            do
                 command
                 sleep 37
            done

SEE ALSO
       alarm(2), sleep(3)

BUGS
       Time must be less than 65536 seconds.



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