If you spend plenty of time working on batch files, chances are you'd like a utility that allows you to briefly suspend those tasks for as long as you need. Sleep is a small utility that provides that very function, allowing users to delay batch files for a defined period of time. We’ve found it to be a handy utility to have if you’re working on any amount of batch files, regardless of the task size.
Sleep 1.0 lacks a graphical user interface (GUI), which can be a bit disconcerting for some users. However, typing “sleep.exe,” followed by the number of milliseconds desired (5000 milliseconds is equivalent to five seconds, etc.) activates the small utility. While we’d like to see a basic GUI included with the utility, such an omission does not detract from the overall usefulness of this particular program.
Sleep is written for win32 and it behaves similarly to the Sleep win32 function. Installation is essentially a drag-and-drop affair – the program itself comes in a convenient zip file, allowing users to unzip and drop the utility into the directory given for their path environment variable. The source code for this program is also included for advanced users. Overall, we’ve found Sleep to be a very capable and convenient program to use.