Windows 7 provides a new command sleep which can be used in batch files or command prompt to pause the execution and wait for some time. In previous Windows editions(XP and Server 2003), this command is not available. Users of these Windows editions can download Windows resource kit tools for obtaining sleep command.
Syntax of sleep command:
sleep -m no_of_milli_seconds_to_wait
If you want to pause the execution of a batch file for 50 seconds, then you should insert below statement in your batch file.
If you want to wait for 100 milli seconds, then you can run the below command.
sleep -m 100
Sleep command is also available in Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2.
Also Read:Windows commands