Sleep in CMD

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Nearly everyone who has ever written a CMD batch file has wished for a possibility to "sleep" for a certain time (which means, wait and do nothing).


Well, in the newer versions of Windows, you finally can:

  • Open a CMD.
  • Type
timeout

followed by the time (in seconds) you want to sleep.

  • Press Enter and wait.

The timeout command also gives you the possibility to press any key to skip the sleeping period.



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