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Suspends the shell for a number of seconds


sleep is an optional builtin which suspends the shell for a defined number of seconds.


sleep integer


» sleep 5
# murex sleeps for 5 seconds


sleep is very simplistic - particularly when compared to its GNU coreutil (for example) counterpart. If you want to use the sleep binary on Linux or similar platforms then you will need to launch with the exec builtin:

» exec sleep 5

See Also

  • exec: Runs an executable
  • source: Import Murex code from another file of code block
  • time: Returns the execution run time of a command or block

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