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Hi,

Under win32, I wanted to make a bat file that runs my java application. Right now I have to do something like:

    C:\test\java MyApp

but then of course the console window disappears after execution. Is there anyway to keep the console window up until I hit a key to dismiss it? When programming for win32 in C++ I can just use:

     system("pause");

Thanks
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Question by:DJ_AM_Juicebox
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by:UrosVidojevic
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You can use

try {
      Thread.sleep(timeInMiliseconds);
} catch (InterruptedException) {}

If you want to pause for some time.
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System.in.read();
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by:UrosVidojevic
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Little correction:

try {
      Thread.sleep(timeInMiliseconds);
} catch (InterruptedException e) {}
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by:contactkarthi
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you can have a Thread.sleep of(5000)

so that it waits for 5 sec..

you can increase the value
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by:Bart Cremers
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You can simply add 'pause' to your bat file.

    C:\test\java MyApp
    pause

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by:objects
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theres no way to achieve that, best you can do is pause until user hits enter key using

System.in.read();
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by:CEHJ
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(already mentioned that)
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by:objects
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you comment was wrong, and won't achieved what has been asked.
stdin is buffered so as I mentioned above the best you can do is pause until enter is pressed.

System.out.println("Please press Enter to terminate...");
System.in.read();

DJ_AM_Juicebox,

Let me know if you have any questions :)

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by:CEHJ
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>>you comment was wrong, and won't achieved what has been asked.

Strange that you repeated it then ... ;-)
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by:contactkarthi
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:)
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by:CEHJ
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:-)
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