Start-Sleep - PowerShell command help and examples

Suspends the activity in a script or session for the specified period of time. (Start-Sleep)


NAME
Start-Sleep
SYNOPSIS
Suspends the activity in a script or session for the specified period of time.
SYNTAX
Start-Sleep -Milliseconds <int> [<CommonParameters>] Start-Sleep [-Seconds] <int> [<CommonParameters>]
DESCRIPTION
The Start-Sleep cmdlet suspends the activity in a script or session for the specified period of time. You can use it for many tasks, such as waiting for an operation to complete or pausing before repeating an operation.
PARAMETERS
-Milliseconds <int> Specifies how long the resource sleeps in milliseconds. The parameter can be abbreviated as "-m". Required? true Position? named Default value Accept pipeline input? true (ByPropertyName) Accept wildcard characters? false -Seconds <int> Specifies how long the resource sleeps in seconds. You can omit the parameter name ("Seconds"), or you can abbreviate it as "-s". Required? true Position? 1 Default value Accept pipeline input? true (ByValue, ByPropertyName) Accept wildcard characters? false <CommonParameters> This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug, ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable, OutBuffer and OutVariable. For more information, type, "get-help about_commonparameters".
INPUTS
System.Int32 You can pipe the number of seconds to Start-Sleep.
OUTPUTS
None This cmdlet does not return any output.
NOTES
You can also refer to Start-Sleep by its built-in alias, "sleep". For more information, see about_Aliases.

Examples

EXAMPLE 1
C:\PS>Start-Sleep -s 15
Description
----------- This command makes all commands in the session sleep for 15 seconds.
EXAMPLE 2
C:\PS>Start-Sleep -m 500
Description
----------- This command makes all the commands in the session sleep for one-half of a second (500 milliseconds). RELATED LINKS Online version: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=113407 C:\Windows>powershell get-help Tee-Object -full

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