of a batch program and displays a message prompting the user
to press any key to continue.
Displays help at the command prompt.
- When you run
prompt command, the following message appears:
Press any key to continue . . .
- If you press
CTRL+C to stop a batch program, the following message
Terminate batch job (Y/N)?
If you press Y (for yes) in response to
this message, the batch program ends and control returns to
the operating system. Therefore, you can insert the pause
command before a section of the batch file you may not want
to process. While pause suspends processing of the
batch program, you can press CTRL+C and then Y to stop the
To create a batch
program that prompts the user to change disks in one of the
echo Please put a new disk into drive A
In this example, all
the files on the disk in drive A are copied to the current
directory. After the displayed comment prompts you to place
another disk in drive A, the pause command suspends
processing so that you can change disks and then press any
key to resume processing. This particular batch program runs
in an endless loop. The goto BEGIN command sends the
command interpreter to the begin label of the batch file. To
stop this batch program, press CTRL+C and then Y.