SLEEP

Add a fixed delay to a batch file

Syntax
SLEEP time
Key
time : the number of seconds to pauseFor example:
To pause for an hour before running the next command in a batch file:

SLEEP 3600

Alternative
A fixed delay can also be produced by the PING command with a loopback address:

e.g. for a delay of 60 seconds:
PING -n 61 127.0.0.1>nul

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