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|SLEEP(3)||Linux Programmer's Manual||SLEEP(3)|
sleep - Sleep for the specified number of seconds
#include <unistd.h> unsigned int sleep(unsigned int seconds);
sleep() makes the current process sleep until seconds seconds have elapsed or a signal arrives which is not ignored.
Zero if the requested time has elapsed, or the number of seconds left to sleep.
sleep() may be implemented using SIGALRM; mixing calls to alarm() and sleep() is a bad idea.
Using longjmp() from a signal handler or modifying the handling of SIGALRM while sleeping will cause undefined results.
|April 7, 1993||GNU|