Done /Pn pause/prompt options with timeout?

Nov 2, 2009
I'm not sure if this would be a good addition or not, so I'll just present the idea and see how it goes.

The PAUSE command takes an optional /Wn parameter to wait (at most) n and then continue. Could the /P pause option in DIR and PDIR support an optionally specified number of seconds that would behave in the same manner?

Also, commands with /P meaning "prompt" (DEL, COPY, etc.) could be extended in the same manner, with the added behaviour that if the time limit is reached, an "N" response is assumed and work continues on.