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BSD 2.11 - man page for sleep (bsd section 1)

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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