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Old 04-12-2008, 04:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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does anyone know how to stall a batch file from running? like if i wanted a 10 minute delay from when i double click the file.bat to it actually showing the command prompt.

and also, is there a way to delay a command in cmd? an example is if i had the following commands:


how do i delay the second echo command by 30 seconds?

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Old 04-12-2008, 12:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know of any way built into dos.

I would look into using vbs if you want to do pauses.


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Old 04-12-2008, 01:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: command prompt help

All you want is 30 seconds? Try pinging yourself 30 times in between the two commands. writing a quick VBS or Perl to incorporate a sleep would be how I would do it. But, for something extremely simple, try the 30 pings.

add a
ping -n 30
in between the 2 echoes.
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