NT Syntax

PAUSE

Pause the execution of a batch file

syntax
      PAUSE

displays the message "Press any key to continue . . ."

To suppress the message use PAUSE >nul


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Related commands

TIMEOUT - Delay that allows the user to press a key and continue immediately.

Equivalent Linux BASH commands:

sleep - Delay for a specified time



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