How do I stop a batch file?

Posted on 2003-03-13
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How do I stop a batch file while it is running?

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Press the Pause/Break button.

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- Do you mean pause it so it can be resumed, or completely end the script?
 - Do you mean manually from the keyboard..., or from within the script itself?

manaul pause - as above, Pause key to hold, Enter key to continue.

scripted pause - use the PAUSE command in the script to produce the "Press any key to continue" prompt

manaul end - CTRL-C, or CTRL-Break (depends what the batch file is doing as to whether this will happen immediately or not)

scripted end - use the command GOTO END, and the last line of your file is :END


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Also try CTRL-S if you mean to pause. Any key will resume.

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I meant a way to stop the batch file while is still running (stop it from the keyboard rather than the batch file itself)

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