sleep with a progressbar.
nap is a special implementation of
sleep. The main difference is the
presence of a progressbar:
nap prints out a progressbar and shows how much
time has already elapsed. It is useful for impromptu “scheduling”, so you know
when will the process/wait finish.
nap takes the best features from both the GNU and BSD variants of
sleep: it values BSD-style simplicity, but also supports GNU-style input
with units (
See also: think — Terminal Think Music