How to add sleep in Powershell Script


To add sleep between statements or commands in Windows Powershell, you can make use of Start-Sleep -s {int}

Example:
echo "hello"
Start-Sleep -s 1

ls
echo "Sleeping for 10 seconds..."
Start-Sleep -s 10

pwd
echo "Sleeping for 5 seconds..."
Start-Sleep -s 5
Output:
PS C:\> echo "hello"
hello
PS C:\> Start-Sleep -s 1
PS C:\> ls


    Directory: C:\


Mode                LastWriteTime         Length Name
----                -------------         ------ ----
d-----       11/14/2018   6:56 AM                EFI
d-----        5/13/2020   5:58 PM                PerfLogs
d-r---       11/14/2018   4:10 PM                Program Files
d-----        1/26/2022  11:16 AM                Program Files (x86)
d-r---        1/23/2022  11:37 PM                Users
d-----        1/23/2022  11:37 PM                Windows


PS C:\> echo "Sleeping for 10 seconds..."
Sleeping for 10 seconds...
PS C:\> Start-Sleep -s 10
PS C:\> pwd

Path
----
C:\


PS C:\> echo "Sleeping for 5 seconds..."
Sleeping for 5 seconds...
PS C:\> Start-Sleep -s 5
PS C:\>