martin f krafft madduck at
Tue Aug 23 19:45:47 UTC 2005

also sprach Fabio Fabbri <fabio at> [2005.08.23.2131 +0200]:
> AFAIK, when a process uses the system call read(), the control goes to
> the kernel. I don't know how the kernel handles read(), but I hope it
> uses a better way than sleep(1)... maybe usleep(1) :-)

sleep 0.01 works on Debian. :_)
A shell-builtin would be preferable still.

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