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PMSLEEP(1)               General Commands Manual              PMSLEEP(1)

NAME         top

       pmpause, pmsleep - portable subsecond-capable sleep

SYNOPSIS         top

       $PCP_BINADM_DIR/pmpause [-w where]
       $PCP_BINADM_DIR/pmsleep [-w where] interval

DESCRIPTION         top

       pmpause sleeps indefinitely, until interrupted by SIGKILL.

       pmsleep sleeps for the specified interval.  The interval argument
       follows the syntax described in PCPIntro(1) for -t, and in the
       simplest form may be an unsigned integer or floating point
       constant (the implied units in this case are seconds).

       The -w option is provided to allow annotation of scripts with
       multiple uses of pmpause and/or pmsleep to identify a particular
       use in the process's arguments, e.g. as visible to ps(1).

DIAGNOSTICS         top

       The exit status is 0 for success, or 1 for a malformed command
       line.  If the underlying nanosleep(2) system call fails, an errno
       is returned.

SEE ALSO         top

       sleep(1), pause(2) and nanosleep(2).

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