JSI Tip 9243. More about an alternative to the Sleep command.

In An alternative to the Sleep command, we used the @ping -n Times>nul syntax of the Packet Inter Net Groper to emulate Sleep.

You may find the following syntax easier to remember:

>nul ping -n Times localhost

where Times should be approximately the number of seconds you wish to delay plus 1.

The valid range of Times is 1 to 4294967295.

This process consumes very few resources.

To Sleep for 15 minutes (900 seconds):

>nul ping -n 901 localhost

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