How can I waste time ?

Delaney, Timothy C (Timothy) tdelaney at avaya.com
Thu Feb 19 04:55:36 CET 2004


> From: Richard Shea
> 
> I'm sure this is a very simple question but I can't find an answer in
> the archives.
> 
> I want my script to pause for a pre-determined number of seconds. How
> do you do that ? I've found 'pause()' although it sounds awfully deep
> for what I want and what's more it doesn't work on W32 (I'm developing
> on W32 but will run on *nix).
> 
> Oh yes one other thing - I could write a loop and keep checking the
> sytem clock but I would prefer for the process to just get out of the
> way to allow others things access to the CPU.
> 
> As I say I'm sure it's dead simple but how ?

time.sleep(secs)

http://www.python.org/doc/current/lib/module-time.html

Tim Delaney




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