System pauses

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    System pauses

    Hi, how do I get the system to pause for a certain amount of milliseconds before moving onto the next command?

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    I realize this isn't what you asked for...

    /*START CODE BLOCK*/
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <unistd.h>

    int main()
    {
    printf("Starting delay.\n");
    sleep(5);
    printf("Ending delay.\n");

    return 0;
    }
    /*END CODE BLOCK*/

    this works in Linux, I don't know if windows will have the same header file. The sleep() function takes an unsigned int, and sleeps for that many SECONDS(sorry it's not milliseconds). Anyway, I hope it helps, if not I'd like to see what function does sleep for milliseconds. If anybody else knows, please post.

    Ian (:

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    sleep() is stdlib.h in MSVC i think.
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