suspend execution for an interval
The sleep command 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:
sleep is conformant with:
ISO/IEC DIS 99452:1992, Information technology Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) Part 2: Shell and Utilities (IEEE Std 1003.21992);
AT&T SVID Issue 2;
X/Open CAE Specification, Commands and Utilities, Issue 4, 1992.
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