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Batch file - wait time

Posted on 2011-03-06
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Hi,
      I need to create a batch file that needs to have two commands in there, but it has to wait for the first command to finish before executing the second command.  I know I can probably put a sleep statement in-between the two, but I cannot be certain that my 'sleep' will always be the same.

Here are the two commands that I need in the batch file

ewfmgr c: -commitanddisable -live

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ewfmgr c: -enable

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Thank you!
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Question by:arunykand
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Putting in a loop like this between the two commands should stall it until the first command takes effect:

:waitForDisabled
sleep 1
ewfmgr c: |findstr DISABLED >nul:
if ERRORLEVEL 1 goto waitForDisabled

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by:arunykand
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Will this also ensure that the command window will stay open after it is complete?  I want the window to stay open and wait for the user to close the window.

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by:sjklein42
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Here's the whole thing.

First does -commitanddisable.
Then loops until the device shows DISABLED status.
Then enables it.
Then waits for user to type any key to close the window.

ewfmgr c: -commitanddisable -live 

@:waitForDisabled
@sleep 1
@ewfmgr c: |findstr DISABLED >nul:
@if ERRORLEVEL 1 goto waitForDisabled

ewfmgr c: -enable

@pause

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by:arunykand
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Great, thanks!
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