The description below is from the book
by Everett Murdock Ph.D.
for information about downloading the book.
Internal (1.0 and later)
Suspends execution of a batch file until a key is pressed.
PAUSE suspends execution of the batch file and displays the message
Strike a key when ready ...
With some versions of DOS, a comment may also be entered on the same line as PAUSE. The comment prompt is displayed before the Strike a key when ready message.
For more information on PAUSE and other batch commands, see Chapter 5,
Using Batch Files
, in the downloadable book
DOS the Easy Way .
To suspend execution of a batch file and display the message Insert the target diskette in drive A, enter
pause Insert the target diskette in drive A
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