sleep (1)

Quick Reference

Delay for a specified amount of time.

  • Delay in seconds:

sleep {{seconds}}

  • Delay in minutes:

sleep {{minutes}}m

  • Delay in hours:

sleep {{hours}}h

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 implementations 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

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

SEE ALSO

sleep(3)
Full documentation at: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/sleep>
 
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) sleep invocation'

Information

Source
Coreutils
OS/version
GNU coreutils 8.29.13-0a854
Source updated
December 2, 2018
Page created
February 9, 2018
Page generated
December 2, 2018