Suspends the activity in a script or session for the specified period of time.
Start-Sleep [-Seconds*] <Int32> [<CommonParameters>]
Start-Sleep -Milliseconds* <Int32> [<CommonParameters>]
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.
You can pipe the number of seconds to Start-Sleep.
This cmdlet does not return any output.
- Sleep all commands for 15 seconds:
PS C:> Start-Sleep -s 15
This command makes all commands in the session sleep for 15 seconds.
- Sleep all commands:
PS C:> Start-Sleep -m 500
This command makes all the commands in the session sleep for one-half of a second (500 milliseconds).
You can also refer to Start-Sleep by its built-in alias, sleep. For more information, see about_Aliases.