SLEEP(1)                                                 SLEEP(1)

     NAME
          sleep - suspend execution for an interval

     SYNOPSIS
          sleep time

     DESCRIPTION
          Sleep 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:

               while true
               do
                    command
                    sleep 37
               done

     SEE ALSO
          alarm(2), sleep(3)

     BUGS
          Time must be less than 2147483647 seconds.