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sleep(1) [bsd man page]

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
setitimer(2), alarm(3C), sleep(3) BUGS
Time must be less than 2,147,483,647 seconds. 7th Edition April 29, 1985 SLEEP(1)

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SLEEP(3)						     Linux Programmer's Manual							  SLEEP(3)

NAME
sleep - Sleep for the specified number of seconds SYNOPSIS
#include <unistd.h> unsigned int sleep(unsigned int seconds); DESCRIPTION
sleep() makes the calling thread sleep until seconds seconds have elapsed or a signal arrives which is not ignored. RETURN VALUE
Zero if the requested time has elapsed, or the number of seconds left to sleep, if the call was interrupted by a signal handler. CONFORMING TO
POSIX.1-2001. BUGS
sleep() may be implemented using SIGALRM; mixing calls to alarm(2) and sleep() is a bad idea. Using longjmp(3) from a signal handler or modifying the handling of SIGALRM while sleeping will cause undefined results. SEE ALSO
alarm(2), nanosleep(2), signal(2), signal(7) COLOPHON
This page is part of release 3.25 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/. GNU
2010-02-03 SLEEP(3)

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