In GNUwin32 or UnxUtils, is there a way to prompt a user to "Press enter to continue" and wait for the enter key, such as the unix 'read' command. I used to have an old command 'ask' that would do something similar.

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    What's wrong with using pause? Jun 18, 2012 at 21:58
  • Thank you, that works fine. Its been years since I used batch files and forgot that.
    – Bill
    Jun 25, 2012 at 15:19

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This could be done with standard windows command pause. But it waits for any key to be pressed, not only Enter.

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