How to Use the Linux Sleep Command to Pause a Bash Script

Posted by linuxize on May 14, 2019 12:42 PM EDT; By linuxize
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Sleep is a command line utility that allows you to suspends the calling process for a specified time. In other words, the sleep command pauses the execution on the next command for a given number of seconds.

The sleep command is especially useful when used within a bash shell script, for example when retrying a failed operation or inside a loop.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to use the Linux sleep command.

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