A small console program that pauses execution of a script/terminal for a specified amount of time.
Sleep is a small console application that pauses execution of a script/terminal for a specified amount of time.
It is very similar to the Linux Sleep program from the GNU core utils package.
This program was made for my private use many years ago. I still use it today, so I decided to publish it. Maybe it will be useful to someone else.
Sleep Sleep 1.0 (2020.08.25)
Pauses for a specified NUMBER of time unit (seconds by default).
sleep.exe NUMBER[UNIT] [-st] [-h] [-V] [--license] [--home]
Options are case-sensitive. Options and values in square brackets are optional.
|-st, –show-time||Show the calculated waiting time.|
|-h, –help||Show this help.|
|-V, –version||Show application version.|
|–license||Display program license.|
|–home||Opens program homepage in the default browser.|
Any combination of real, integer, hexadecimal, or binary numbers. Each number may be followed by a time unit suffix. The total waiting time will be the sum of all the numbers provided.
The decimal separator in real numbers can be
. (period) or
Hexadecimal numbers must be prefixed with
$ (dollar), eg.
D at the end of the number is treated as a unit of time (days), so if you want to set the wait time to $0D seconds, you must use
$0Ds and not
Binary numbers must be prefixed with
% (percent), eg.
Maximum waiting time: 232 ms = 49d 17:02:47.295
Timer resolution depends on the operating system and hardware. On my Windows 10: min = 15.625 ms, max = 0.500 ms.
|0||OK (no error)|
- Pause for 1 second:
- Pause for 3.5 minutes:
sleep "3.5 m"
sleep 3m 30s
- Pause for 12h 12m 42s:
sleep 12h 12m 42s
- Pause for 2 minutes and 50 seconds:
sleep 2m 50s
sleep 3m "-10s"