pause command


pause [prompt]


The pause command delays execution waiting for any user input.

It can accept a single parameter to change the prompt message.


Using with the default prompt:

=> pause
Press any key to continue...

Using with a custom prompt:

=> pause 'Prompt for pause...'
Prompt for pause...

Note that complex prompts require proper quoting:

=> pause Prompt for pause...
pause - delay until user input

pause [prompt] - Wait until users presses any key. [prompt] can be used to customize the message.

Return value

The return value $? is always set to 0 (true), unless invoked in an invalid manner.