Delay for a specified time, pause for an amount of time specified by the sum of the values of the command line arguments

      sleep [NUMBER[smhd]]...


   s  :  seconds (default)

   m  :  minutes

   h  :  hours

   d  :  days

"I think men talk to women so they can sleep with them and women sleep with men so they can talk to them" - Jay McInerney

Related commands:

nice - Change job scheduling priority

Equivalent Windows NT commands:

SLEEP - Wait for x seconds
WAIT - the same as sleep but with noises
TIMEOUT - Delay that allows the user to continue

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Simon Sheppard