May 26, 2018

Delay program with feedback to the user

Delay is a program that counts down the number of seconds specified on its command line. In this way, it’s sort of like the standard sleep1 command, except for the fact that it provides feedback of the time remaining.

Here some usage example delay 1d 20304.5 delay 1d 2h 3m 4.5s delay 93785.5 delay until 4 pm – cdplay delay until noon tomorrow delay until midnight 4 october 2003 delay until now +5 minutes delay 15s – top

It allows for short, long, and customized messages for the display of the time remaining.

  • example of output delay -v until 4 pm tomorrow Time Remaining 1 days, 075139.