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SLEEP(1)				  User Commands 				 SLEEP(1)

       sleep - delay for a specified amount of time

       sleep NUMBER[SUFFIX]...
       sleep OPTION

       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 argu-
       ments, pause for the amount of time specified by the sum of their values.

       --help display this help and exit

	      output version information and exit

       Written by Jim Meyering and Paul Eggert.

       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 (C) 2010 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.


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

	      info coreutils 'sleep invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 8.5			  February 2011 				 SLEEP(1)
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