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Press Any Key to Continue

Terminal - Press Any Key to Continue
read enterKey
2009-12-29 00:18:32
User: bbmarek
Functions: read
Press Any Key to Continue

how to finish command or script without any output


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
read -sn 1 -p "Press any key to continue..."
2009-11-05 21:53:23
User: kalaxy
Functions: read

Halt script progress until a key has been pressed.

Source: http://bash-hackers.org/wiki/doku.php/mirroring/bashfaq/065

read -sn 1 -p 'Press any key to continue...';echo
echo -n "Press any key to continue..." && read
2009-11-06 22:49:46
User: matthewbauer
Functions: echo

This works on some other version of read.

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This is a bad version of this snippet : http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/3992/press-any-key-to-continue

Comment by sputnick 277 weeks and 3 days ago

Bad! "Any Key to Continue"??? ...it accepts only ENTER key!

Comment by rodolfoap 277 weeks and 1 day ago

The '-sn 1' option to read is limited to bash.

The -n option to echo is not universal.

Comment by cfajohnson 276 weeks and 5 days ago

hmmm bad version? ok if you think like that it' your choise in my case it's work and work very good

below case example

echo "press enter key to continue"

read enterKey


Comment by bbmarek 276 weeks and 2 days ago

Your point of view

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