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SLEEP(1)                      User Commands                     SLEEP(1)

NAME         top

       sleep - delay for a specified amount of time

SYNOPSIS         top

       sleep NUMBER[SUFFIX]...
       sleep OPTION

DESCRIPTION         top

       Pause for NUMBER seconds.  SUFFIX may be 's' for seconds (the
       default), 'm' for minutes, 'h' for hours or 'd' for days.  NUMBER
       need not be an integer.  Given two or more arguments, pause for
       the amount of time specified by the sum of their values.

       --help display this help and exit

              output version information and exit

AUTHOR         top

       Written by Jim Meyering and Paul Eggert.

REPORTING BUGS         top

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COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2022 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:
       GNU GPL version 3 or later <>.
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute
       it.  There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO         top


       Full documentation <>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) sleep invocation'

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GNU coreutils 9.1              April 2022                       SLEEP(1)

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