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sleep(1)		    General Commands Manual		      sleep(1)

NAME
       sleep - suspend execution for an	interval

SYNOPSIS
       time

DESCRIPTION
       suspends	 execution  for	time seconds.  It is used to execute a command
       after a certain amount of time, as in:

       or to execute a command periodically, as	in:

		  command

RETURN VALUE
       exits with one of the following values:

	      0	   The execution was successfully suspended for	time  seconds,
		   or a	SIGALRM	signal was received.

	      >0   If  the  time operand is missing, is	not a decimal integer,
		   is negative,	or is greater than returns with	exit status 2.

SEE ALSO
       alarm(2), sleep(3C).

STANDARDS CONFORMANCE
								      sleep(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | SEE ALSO | STANDARDS CONFORMANCE

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