*SLEEP command

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Suspends processing of input for a specified amount of time



Where n is the number of seconds for which input processing is suspended. A negative or non-numeric value of n will cause the command to be ignored.


This example suspends processing for eight hours:

*SLEEP 28800

Usage notes

The *SLEEP command suspends processing of input for a specified number of seconds. It is similar to HALT, but does not involve communication with the operator. It is often issued at the end of a run. *SLEEP operates in online, batch, and IBM z/VM single-user environments. The maximum time is 86400 seconds.

*SLEEP is described in more detail in System control commands.