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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       sleep - delay for a specified amount of time

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       sleep NUMBER[SUFFIX]...
       sleep OPTION

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       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.

       --help display this help and exit

	      output version information and exit

AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]

       Written by Jim Meyering and Paul Eggert.

REPORTING BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Report bugs to <bug-sh-utils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT    [Toc]    [Back]

       Copyright (C) 2000 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO  warranty;  not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

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

	      info sleep

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU sh-utils 2.0.11		   July 2001			      SLEEP(1)
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