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Linux.com: CLI Magic: Wait or Sleep?

Mar 29, 2005, 05:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Westbrook)

"Usually, you want a shell script to just run to completion, one command after another. There are times, however, when a sequence of events includes a step upon which subsequent steps depend for successful execution. For these times, two useful commands are wait and sleep, both of which cause a delay in the script execution. Updated code samples

"The wait command man page simply states that it pauses script execution until a specified process ID completes. The man page for the sleep command is a single line stating that it causes a script to pause for specified period of time..."

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