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sleep(1) [opensolaris man page]

sleep(1)							   User Commands							  sleep(1)

NAME
sleep - suspend execution for an interval SYNOPSIS
/usr/bin/sleep /usr/bin/sleep time ksh93 sleep time DESCRIPTION
/usr/bin/sleep sleep suspends execution for at least the integral number of seconds specified by time. ksh93 sleep suspends execution for at least the time in seconds specified by time or until a SIGALRM signal is received. OPERANDS
/usr/bin/sleep The following operands are supported for /usr/bin/sleep: time time in seconds can be specified as a non-negative decimal integer number. ksh93 The following operands are supported: time Specify time in seconds as a floating point number. The actual granularity depends on the underlying system, normally around 1 mil- lisecond. EXAMPLES
Example 1 Suspending Command Execution The following example executes a command after a certain amount of time: example% (sleep 105; command)& Example 2 Executing a Command Every So Often The following example executes a command every so often: example% while true do command sleep 37 done ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
See environ(5) for descriptions of the following environment variables that affect the execution of sleep: LANG, LC_ALL, LC_CTYPE, LC_MES- SAGES, and NLSPATH. EXIT STATUS
The following exit values are returned: 0 The execution was successfully suspended for at least time seconds, or a SIGALRM signal was received (see NOTES). >0 An error has occurred. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: /usr/bin/sleep +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWcsu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Committed | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Standard |See standards(5). | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ ksh93 +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWcsu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Uncommitted | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
ksh93(1), wait(1), alarm(2), sleep(3C), wait(3UCB), attributes(5), environ(5), standards(5) NOTES
If the sleep utility receives a SIGALRM signal, one of the following actions is taken: o Terminate normally with a zero exit status. o Effectively ignore the signal. The sleep utility takes the standard action for all other signals. SunOS 5.11 20 Nov 2007 sleep(1)

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sleep(3UCB)					     SunOS/BSD Compatibility Library Functions					       sleep(3UCB)

NAME
sleep - suspend execution for interval SYNOPSIS
/usr/ucb/cc [ flag ... ] file ... int sleep( seconds); unsigned seconds; DESCRIPTION
sleep() suspends the current process from execution for the number of seconds specified by the argument. The actual suspension time may be up to 1 second less than that requested, because scheduled wakeups occur at fixed 1-second intervals, and may be an arbitrary amount longer because of other activity in the system. sleep() is implemented by setting an interval timer and pausing until it expires. The previous state of this timer is saved and restored. If the sleep time exceeds the time to the expiration of the previous value of the timer, the process sleeps only until the timer would have expired, and the signal which occurs with the expiration of the timer is sent one second later. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |Async-Signal-Safe | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
alarm(2), getitimer(2), longjmp(3C), siglongjmp(3C), sleep(3C), usleep(3C), attributes(5) NOTES
Use of these interfaces should be restricted to only applications written on BSD platforms. Use of these interfaces with any of the system libraries or in multi-thread applications is unsupported. SIGALRM should not be blocked or ignored during a call to sleep(). Only a prior call to alarm(2) should generate SIGALRM for the calling process during a call to sleep(). A signal-catching function should not interrupt a call to sleep() to call siglongjmp(3C) or longjmp(3C) to restore an environment saved prior to the sleep() call. WARNINGS
sleep() is slightly incompatible with alarm(2). Programs that do not execute for at least one second of clock time between successive calls to sleep() indefinitely delay the alarm signal. Use sleep(3C). Each sleep(3C) call postpones the alarm signal that would have been sent during the requested sleep period to occur one second later. SunOS 5.10 12 Feb 1993 sleep(3UCB)
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