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Done /Pn pause/prompt options with timeout?

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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.
 
This may not be the solution that you are looking for, but I use;
Code:
dir | pipeview
when I want to view a DIR listing that scrolls off the screen.

Joe
 
This may not be the solution that you are looking for, but I use;
Code:
dir | pipeview
when I want to view a DIR listing that scrolls off the screen.

Joe
Joe, how does that differ from just plain DIR?
 
VIEW allows me to search the directory listing, I can scroll backward/forward, Greenbar makes it easier for me to read, I can save the entire, or parts of, a directory listing to a file or the clipboard, and such.

Joe
 
Do you
Code:
DIR | PIPEVIEW > NUL
Otherwise, you get it in the console too. And it's a lot faster.[/code]
 

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