Mimic Windows' TIMEOUT.EXE command

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alienpengy
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Mimic Windows' TIMEOUT.EXE command

12 Nov 2017, 14:51

Hello. I have been struggling on trying to figure out how to mimic Windows' TIMEOUT.EXE command. It's basically pause, but with a timer. You can either wait the specified number of seconds, or press any key to just continue on.

The reason I need this is because I'm trying to get this to work in Windows XP, which doesn't have the TIMEOUT command. Even when copying %windir%\system32\TIMEOUT.EXE to an XP computer, it complains about the exe not being a vaild Win32 executable.

Any help is appreciated.
BoBo
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Re: Mimic Windows' TIMEOUT.EXE command

12 Nov 2017, 16:20

Just for the records ...
https://ss64.com/nt/timeout.html

I'd guess using a SetTimer-routine that ends itself once a key/button has been pressed should do the trick, right?
alienpengy
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Re: Mimic Windows' TIMEOUT.EXE command

12 Nov 2017, 17:04

im sorry, im a complete n00b at this, could you help me please?
alienpengy
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Re: Mimic Windows' TIMEOUT.EXE command

13 Feb 2018, 13:12

bump

im not asking for someone to write the script for me, i just need some assistance. im only used to writing batch scripts, ahk is a new animal for me.

thanks
Guest

Re: Mimic Windows' TIMEOUT.EXE command

13 Feb 2018, 14:00

its possible to have timeout.exe (from win 7) run on xp, but it shows no output. maybe use ping, example https://stackoverflow.com/questions/735 ... tch-script
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noname
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Re: Mimic Windows' TIMEOUT.EXE command

14 Feb 2018, 05:54

Here is some basic code for timeout , you can always compile ahk code to exe .

To run this code as ahk file where 1220 is the sleeptime in ms, any key pressed will exit the program :

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run, timeout.ahk 1220
timeout code:

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Loop, %0%  ; For each parameter:
{
param := %A_Index%  
break
}

Loop, 5000 ; any key will exit program
{
  Hotkey, % "~*" GetKeyName(Format("vk{:x}", a_index - 1)), key_d
  Hotkey, % "~*" GetKeyName(Format("sc{:x}", a_index - 1)), key_d
}

    t:=a_tickcount  ; for testing

sleep % param

    msgbox % " slept " a_tickcount-t "ms"  ; for testing
    
exitapp


key_d:
soundbeep
exitapp
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alienpengy
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Re: Mimic Windows' TIMEOUT.EXE command

14 Feb 2018, 13:29

hey thanks noname! that script works pretty well!

~nyan~

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