SLEEP(1)                          User Commands                         SLEEP(1)



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.  Unlike most  implementa‐
       tions  that require NUMBER be an integer, here NUMBER may be an arbitrary
       floating point number.  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
       Report sleep bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
       Report sleep translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  © 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU GPL
       version 3 or later <http://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)

       The  full  documentation for sleep is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the info and sleep programs are properly installed at your site, the com‐
       mand

              info coreutils 'sleep invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU coreutils 8.12.197-032bb     September 2011                         SLEEP(1)