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http://www.unix.com – My objective is to check the value of a variable which I will set it in the command line after sleep time mentioned in the script.I have executed my script in the background then pressed Enter.I have set temporary variable like below export PAUSE="PAUSE".I am not getting the value of the variable after SLEEP time mentioned in the script.Please help me.I have to print the value of the variable given in the command prompt once the script resumes after sleep time. Example:scriptname &(script will sleep for 10 seconds) Pressed Enter export PAUSE="PAUSE" when the scr (HowTos)