wait in Bash..

This is an alternative for sleep [i]n[/i]

function wait(){
    BOGUS=`read -n1 -t1 any_key`
    BOGUS=''
}

If you have sleep available, you rather use sleep then this method! i.e.

$N=1;
while :
do
    echo "$N"
    sleep 1
    let N=$N+1;
done
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