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Re: [coreutils] slimmer alternative to sleep command?


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: [coreutils] slimmer alternative to sleep command?
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2009 14:44:18 -0500
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Chris Jones <address@hidden> wrote:
> I was wondering if I could avoid the overhead of starting and
> terminating the sleep child process by using a different strategy. 

Instead of bash, you could use a scripting language that has sleep as
a built-in function.  Python, Perl, Guile, Ruby, Haskell...


paul




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