sleep

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NAME
       sleep - sleep for a specified number of seconds

SYNOPSIS
       #include <unistd.h>

       unsigned int sleep(unsigned int seconds);

DESCRIPTION
       sleep()  causes  the calling thread to sleep either until the number of
       real-time seconds specified in seconds have elapsed or until  a  signal
       arrives which is not ignored.

RETURN VALUE
       Zero  if  the requested time has elapsed, or the number of seconds left
       to sleep, if the call was interrupted by a signal handler.

ATTRIBUTES
       For  an  explanation  of  the  terms  used   in   this   section,   see
       attributes(7).

       +----------+---------------+-----------------------------+
       |Interface | Attribute     | Value                       |
       +----------+---------------+-----------------------------+
       |sleep()   | Thread safety | MT-Unsafe sig:SIGCHLD/linux |
       +----------+---------------+-----------------------------+

CONFORMING TO
       POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.

NOTES
       On   Linux,   sleep()   is   implemented  via  nanosleep(2).   See  the
       nanosleep(2) man page for a discussion of the clock used.

   Portability notes
       On some systems, sleep() may be implemented using alarm(2) and  SIGALRM
       (POSIX.1  permits  this); mixing calls to alarm(2) and sleep() is a bad
       idea.

       Using longjmp(3) from a signal handler or  modifying  the  handling  of
       SIGALRM while sleeping will cause undefined results.

SEE ALSO
       sleep(1), alarm(2), nanosleep(2), signal(2), signal(7)

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