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Python Time sleep() Method with example

Hello dear readers! Welcome back to another edition of our tutorial on Python. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the Python Time sleep() method.

The Python Time sleep() function stops execution for the given number of seconds. The argument may be a floating point number for indicating a more precised sleep time.

The actual suspension time may be less than that required because any caught signal is going to terminate the sleep() following the execution of that signal's catching routine.


The following below is the syntax for using the Python Time sleep() method -

time.sleep( t )

Parameter Details

  • t - The number of seconds execution to be suspended.

Return Value

It does not return any value.


The following below is a simple example -

import time

print "Start : %s" % time.ctime()
time.sleep( 5 )
print "End : %s" % time.ctime()

Below is the output of the above example -

Start : Thu Jul 16 09:40:36 2020
End : Thu Jul 16 09:40:41 2020

Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be studying about the Python Time strftime() method.

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