Obviously, the "Timeout" command is simpler than the "Choice" command, but "Pause" is simpler still. More at: http://malektips.com/xp_dos_0002.html share|improve this answer answered May 5 '10 at 19:06 GreenMatt 9,71353458 add a comment| up vote 0 down vote Well this works if you have choice or ping. I could not figure out how to do this. –John Threepwood Nov 22 '12 at 15:25 2 No problem, that's a bit more tricky. This will take 4 seconds to complete (by default). http://dragonplayer.net/batch-file/batch-file-cd-command-not-working.php
Then there is a loop which checks the current second with 'secondsend'- once they match the script continues. SysSleep is available in OS/2's (native) RexxUtil module and in Patrick McPhee's RegUtil module for 32-bits Windows. If tool detects an error condition, it returns an ERRORLEVEL value of 255.
Flag as... share|improve this answer answered Jul 9 '09 at 15:02 ThatGraemeGuy 11.3k73873 4 It should be noted that while the choice command is waiting 5 seconds for input, the timer gets How to prove that authentication system works, and that the customer is using the wrong password? Batch Pause Command US Election results 2016: What went wrong with prediction models?
And putting it in the path. –Jeremy Dec 19 '12 at 19:10 add a comment| up vote 3 down vote It can be done with two simple lines in a batch Batch File Wait For Enter If you're worried enough about '95 '98 or ME then you should be as equally worried about 6.22 which doesn't have ping either –Mark Henderson♦ Sep 27 '12 at 20:36 3 CHOICE Wait.bat Uses CHOICE to wait for a specified number of seconds. Not the answer you're looking for?
Remember that ping waits 1 second between pings, so you always have to specify one more try than you need. –Joey Nov 4 '09 at 10:01 3 This is a http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1672338/how-to-sleep-for-5-seconds-in-windowss-command-prompt-or-dos Pity 'sleep' isn't a built in function. Wait Command In Batch File My previous information that you should PING to localhost using 1 extra ping was incorrect for intervals other than 1second, as Todd Renzema pointed out to me. Error: Input Redirection Is Not Supported, Exiting The Process Immediately. This will stop execution of the batch file until someone presses "any key".
The -n 1 parameter adds a second ping to the original command. his comment is here My explanation is that there are 5 ping attempts, each about a second apart, making 4 seconds. Make sure you don't add >null to the end; that will create a new file called null and put the output there. How can I claim compensation? Batch File Wait For Input
Good luck! Download the Wait.bat source code CountDown For longer delay times especially, it would be nice to let the user know what time is left. As they are all under the same cmd.exe process you would need another way of separating them. this contact form share|improve this answer edited Apr 29 '14 at 7:35 Cookie 3,829103760 answered Apr 29 '14 at 7:13 user3584216 211 add a comment| up vote 2 down vote two more ways that
For 5 seconds or more, it may not be a big deal, but for a 1 second delay it works poorly. –Dan Sep 18 '12 at 19:31 46 timeout does Pause Batch File At End To sleep for 123 milliseconds, use ping 192.0.2.1 -n 1 -w 123 >nul share|improve this answer answered Jul 17 '14 at 10:58 mafu 20839 1 Please don't do that, even PING 127.0.0.1 -n 6 || PING ::1 -n 6 for a 5..6seconds delay.
Community Q&A Search Add New Question What if the sleep command doesn't work? share|improve this answer answered Feb 2 '11 at 16:38 Zak Willis 1 add a comment| Not the answer you're looking for? Mark H. –Mark H Nov 17 '09 at 20:06 I have yet to see a recent version of Windows that didn't have at least IPv4 installed. Batch Time If you want to use ping, there is a better way.
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