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Function: New-Pause – Pausing PowerShell Scripts

Yesterday, I wrote about a sleep function to cause a predetermined delay in a script. Today, I give you a short function, New-Pause. New-Pause stops a script and waits for the user to press a key before continuing.

function New-Pause {
 Write-Host "Press any key to continue" -ForegroundColor green
 $x = $host.UI.RawUI.ReadKey("NoEcho,IncludeKeyDown")
} # end function New-Pause

Call the function using

New-Pause
New-Pause

New-Pause

Once any key is pressed, your script can continue.

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