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AmigaOS 4.0 - About OS4 - Commands

WAIT AmigaDOS
Purpose: To wait for a specified time.
Format: WAIT [<n>] [SEC | SECS] [MIN | MINS] [UNTIL <time>]
Template: /N, SEC=SECS/S, MIN=MINS/S, UNTIL/K
Path: C:WAIT
WAIT is used in command sequences or after RUN to wait for a certain period, or to wait until a certain time. Unless you specify otherwise, the waiting period is one second.

The <n> argument specifies the number of seconds if SEC or SECS is specified. If MIN or MINS is specified, it is taken to be minutes instead. If only the <n> argument is specified, it defaults to seconds.

Use the keyword UNTIL to wait until a particular time of the day, given in the format HH:MM.

Example 1:

3.OS4:> WAIT 10 MINS waits 10 minutes.

Example 2:

3.OS4:> WAIT UNTIL 21:15 waits until 9:15 p.m.


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Revised: February 9, 2006.