View Full Version : Batch File Delay...

Oct 13th, 2002, 12:44 AM
I am making a batch file that will delete another file after a certain amount of time... does anyone know a website or something that tells more about coding batch files.. or does anyone just know how to add a delay for 5 seconds?

Shawn Curry
Oct 13th, 2002, 09:09 AM
Depends on what language your trying to implement it in. If its COM enabled, im sure theres an OLE control you can just snap in. If you dont want a GUI, either get a reference book or be creative: write an exponent algorithm and make it calculate a billion to the 200th power. it'll be there for a while trust me.

Oct 13th, 2002, 01:59 PM
lol, my computer would have the time dig its own grave and die before it finished! how fast are the fastet computers on earth(or space), just out of curiosity?

Shawn Curry
Oct 14th, 2002, 03:48 PM
I wrote a small library for storing and processing large numbers like that(C++ standard types cant handle numbers that large accurately). It does take about 10 mins on a P3 to give an answer. Only thing is, that's about all you're gonna be doing for that 10 mins(just chews the proc right up).