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Old 07-04-2001
Question Insert a delay in a script

Hi all,
i need help. I want to write a script and insert a delay time of 10 seconds. Which is the command for do this?

Thanks in advance
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Old 07-04-2001
The sleep command is very useful for producing time delays.

"sleep 10" would producea 10 second delay


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