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From: Joerg Over Dexia
Subject: sleep
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 17:53:25 +0200
User-agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.7 (Windows/20050923)

Hi, I'm using:

 # sleep --version
sleep (GNU sh-utils) 2.0
Written by FIXME: unknown.

Copyright (C) 1999 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

The manual states:
"Historical implementations of `sleep' have required that NUMBER be
an integer.  However, GNU `sleep' accepts arbitrary floating point

I tried with

sleep 0.5
sleep 0,5
sleep 0.5s
sleep 0,5s
sleep 0.5d
sleep 0,5d

... but I always get

sleep: invalid time interval

So, *if* I can specify arbitrary floating point numbers, how do I do that?
And what happened to the good old tradition of putting examples in the man, something that often saves pages of text? (well, that's a general and broad *sigh*, nothing you should feel an obligation to answer.)

regards, JO

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