How can i stop running a command for a while?
The correct way to sleep in a batch file is to use the
timeout command, introduced in Windows 2000.
To wait somewhere between 29 and 30 seconds .
timeout /t 30
The timeout would get interrupted if the user hits any key; however, the command also accepts the optional switch
/nobreak , which effectively ignores anything the user may press, except an explicit
timeout /t 30 /nobreak
Additionally, if you don't want the command to print its countdown on the screen, you can redirect its output to
timeout /t 30 /nobreak > NUL