How do I delay threads using pthread? (posix standard)

I'm wondering how I can delay a thread for a certain amount of time by not using the pthread_delay_np(&ts) command, since it doesnt forfill posix standard. Can I do something with pthread_cond_timedwait() and a semaphore or mutex that wont be used for another thing than just this purpose?
or is there another way? does sleep() suspends the hole process or just a thread, can it be used or is there some other command that only suspends the thread?
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sunnycoderCommented:
I had faced the same problem, and sleep will only make your thread sleep not the whole process
Initially I was planning to use alarms. You can find the discussion here
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/C/Q_20639147.html
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sunnycoderCommented:
Hi Rawer,

Use sleep()

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