Done Countdown timer for PAUSE

The Microsoft TIMEOUT command provides an on-screen countdown timer;
e:\utils>timeout /t 5

Waiting for 0 seconds, press a key to continue ...

Would like to see an optional on-screen countdown timer for the PAUSE command.


Ref: Timeout

EDIT: Added links to Timeout documentation from Microsoft and SS64
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I think I misunderstood the OP post--there actually could be FOUR options.

1) It waits 5 seconds for a press and then continues.

2) It waits for a press and displays a countdown, then continues.

3) It waits 5 seconds before you can press.

4) It waits 5 seconds with a countdown before you can press.
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