Adding a pause to you Powershell scripts

Adding a pause to you Powershell scripts

If you have taken a look at some of the scripts I have posted earlier you might have noticed a rather strange line, usually at the end of the script:

cmd /c pause | out-null

This was actually just to get the script to wait for the user to press a key. It is equivalent to the good ol’ pause in batch scripting.
The reason I used this method was that I just didn’t know how to do this in Powershell (yes, I am ashamed). But now I have stumbled upon the Powershell way to do it:

$null = $host.ui.rawui.readkey("NoEcho,Includekeydown")

This will do exactly the same as pause in batch scripting 🙂

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