Picture of How to make a timer with notepad.
Open notepad.

Here's a base code frame that you can use to make a timer.

@echo off
color 0a
timeout 60
goto 1

color changes the color combination in the application file
timeout set the time in seconds
the :1 and the goto 1 loops the timer so that it stops and resets so you can start it again with a press of a button.
the @ehco off keeps the app from putting other stuff on the app screen to keep it clean and simple.
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Step 1:

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save the file as a text file ".txt" in the desired location.

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then save it again, but this time as a batch file ".bat" in the desired location.

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run the batch file.

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to edit open the text file, make your changes, save it as a text file, then save agian as a batch file.

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now you have a timer.
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swag_biscut2 months ago

Hi I recently finished making a timer file that I found helpful. Here it is.

@echo off

mode con: lines=5 cols=35

title Timer


color fc


set var=

set /p var= please set your amount of time:

goto A



choice /d y /t %var% > nul

echo Times up.

color 1c

choice /d y /t 1 > nul

echo Thank you for using this software

choice /d y /t 1 > nul

echo By Elijah Terrell

choice /d y /t 1 > nul

set start=

set /p start= Type 1)to Reset 2)to exit:

if '%start%'=='1' goto start

if '%start%'=='2' exit

then just save it in notepad as Timer.bat

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smitty1 year ago
This will accept a user input for time. You can also insert a few beeps when it's finished timing. The character won't paste here. Google 'beep in batch'.

@title Timer
@echo off
color fc
set /p time=Enter time in seconds:
timeout %time%
goto 1
HiPoweredHacker (author) 2 years ago
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I know. That's no excuse not to improve on your work
HiPoweredHacker (author)  Prof. Pickle2 years ago
i am improving on my hacking and my programming, im not going to post unfinished projects. like now im working on a programmable timer, "Lockdown File Locking" software, and network crashing.
Please refrain from using the term "hacking" or any words derived off it.

Now, onto my comment.

One, haven't you already done a timer (I mean I am posting this on it right now). If you're going to make another one, why not post it on this instructable as an add on?

Two, I'm guessing that the "Lockdown File Locking software" is going to allow you to stop access to a directory? (Go on to the next paragraph if it isn't). As far as I'm aware, all attempts at achieving this were ill-thought out and just didn't work (they did work, but you can just open the folder or do something else that renders the script useless). I'd like to know your plan on how you are going to try and do this.

Thirdly, I don't condone "network crashing" but whatever suits you and you can do is allowed to be shared (well, everything's allowed to be shared, but should it?). Once again, most attempts at these fail and if you want, I'd like to know how you plan on achieving this.

Lastly, if you need help with anything, just PM, comment, ask a question or do something to let me know.

I'll be gone almost all tomorrow so the earliest I can get to you after I post this (it's 3:00 AM where I am) as about 10:00 PM tomorrow.

Goodluck, you're gonna need it.
HiPoweredHacker (author)  Prof. Pickle2 years ago
The Lockdown File Locking software locks and hide away the locker (the folder that u put in stuff you want locked) and prompts u for the password to unlock and reveal the folder so u can access it.

2. I actually slowed down my school network which if i slow it down too much it probably would crash. i heard my teacher say "whats going on with google?"
and also it looks like they're having problems with the network this morning.

3. How to do u convert batch files to exe files using notepad?

So, I'm guessing you're going to make the directory hidden? If this is the case, I am going to tell you now that it has been done and it is not worth the end product. There are so many ways around it. But, if you aren't using that method, go ahead.

Secondly, did you use the ping command to slow it down? I suppose I haven't really seen many of these sorts of files, so I won't try to stop you.

Thirdly, you can't. You need batch to executable software. Now, be forewarned, there are rumors being spread that they hide trojans in the file that you convert. I have no evidence that these are true or false. I have one that definitely doesn't do this. Unfortunately, I can't remember which one.

Good luck.
How do I shot web?
I would like to learn this stuff but I dont get it. Whats a batch file?
Do I make an EXE somehow now? Do I use it in CMD???
Id like to time my ready/available time between phone calls at my call center.
HiPoweredHacker (author)  dreiseratops2 years ago
i posted some batch file language in a comment above with descriptions.
you save it as a batch file. a batch file is like an application, and when you click it it opens and runs using command prompt. .exe files are applications like for example the Mozzila Firefox internet browser. now do u get it?
HiPoweredHacker (author)  dreiseratops2 years ago
u write a batch file through notepad and when u save it and open it the file opens in command prompt and runs the script (a set rules i gave the program which the computer understands).
im just learning how to hack and write programs.

heres a little bit of the code language

An A-Z Index of the Windows CMD command line

ADDUSERS Add or list users to/from a CSV file
ADmodcmd Active Directory Bulk Modify
ARP Address Resolution Protocol
ASSOC Change file extension associations•
ASSOCIAT One step file association
AT Schedule a command to run at a specific time
ATTRIB Change file attributes
BCDBOOT Create or repair a system partition
BCDEDIT Manage Boot Configuration Data
BITSADMIN Background Intelligent Transfer Service
BOOTCFG Edit Windows boot settings
BROWSTAT Get domain, browser and PDC info
CACLS Change file permissions
CALL Call one batch program from another•
CERTREQ Request certificate from a certification authority
CD Change Directory - move to a specific Folder•
CHANGE Change Terminal Server Session properties
CHKDSK Check Disk - check and repair disk problems
CHKNTFS Check the NTFS file system
CHOICE Accept keyboard input to a batch file
CIPHER Encrypt or Decrypt files/folders
CleanMgr Automated cleanup of Temp files, recycle bin
CLEARMEM Clear memory leaks
CLIP Copy STDIN to the Windows clipboard
CLS Clear the screen•
CLUSTER Windows Clustering
CMD Start a new CMD shell
CMDKEY Manage stored usernames/passwords
COLOR Change colors of the CMD window•
COMP Compare the contents of two files or sets of files
COMPACT Compress files or folders on an NTFS partition
COMPRESS Compress individual files on an NTFS partition
CON2PRT Connect or disconnect a Printer
CONVERT Convert a FAT drive to NTFS
COPY Copy one or more files to another location•
CSCcmd Client-side caching (Offline Files)
CSVDE Import or Export Active Directory data
DATE Display or set the date•
DEFRAG Defragment hard drive
DEL Delete one or more files•
DELPROF Delete user profiles
DELTREE Delete a folder and all subfolders
DevCon Device Manager Command Line Utility
DIR Display a list of files and folders•
DIRUSE Display disk usage
DISKPART Disk Administration
DISKSHADOW Volume Shadow Copy Service
DNSSTAT DNS Statistics
DOSKEY Edit command line, recall commands, and create macros
DriverQuery Display installed device drivers
DSACLs Active Directory ACLs
DSAdd Add items to active directory (user group computer)
DSGet View items in active directory (user group computer)
DSQuery Search for items in active directory (user group computer)
DSMod Modify items in active directory (user group computer)
DSMove Move an Active directory Object
DSRM Remove items from Active Directory
ECHO Display message on screen•
ENDLOCAL End localisation of environment changes in a batch file•
ERASE Delete one or more files•
EVENTCREATE Add a message to the Windows event log
EXIT Quit the current script/routine and set an errorlevel•
EXPAND Uncompress files
EXTRACT Uncompress CAB files
FC Compare two files
FIND Search for a text string in a file
FINDSTR Search for strings in files
FOR /F Loop command: against a set of files•
FOR /F Loop command: against the results of another command•
FOR Loop command: all options Files, Directory, List•
FORFILES Batch process multiple files
FORMAT Format a disk
FREEDISK Check free disk space (in bytes)
FSUTIL File and Volume utilities
FTP File Transfer Protocol
FTYPE File extension file type associations•
GETMAC Display the Media Access Control (MAC) address
GLOBAL Display membership of global groups
GOTO Direct a batch program to jump to a labelled line•
GPRESULT Display Resultant Set of Policy information
GPUPDATE Update Group Policy settings
HELP Online Help
iCACLS Change file and folder permissions
IF Conditionally perform a command•
IFMEMBER Is the current user a member of a Workgroup
KILL Remove a program from memory
LABEL Edit a disk label
LOCAL Display membership of local groups
LOGEVENT Write text to the event viewer
LOGMAN Manage Performance Monitor
LOGOFF Log a user off
LOGTIME Log the date and time in a file
MAPISEND Send email from the command line
MBSAcli Baseline Security Analyzer
MEM Display memory usage
MD Create new folders•
MKLINK Create a symbolic link (linkd) •
MODE Configure a system device
MORE Display output, one screen at a time
MOUNTVOL Manage a volume mount point
MOVE Move files from one folder to another•
MOVEUSER Move a user from one domain to another
MSG Send a message
MSIEXEC Microsoft Windows Installer
MSINFO32 System Information
MSTSC Terminal Server Connection (Remote Desktop Protocol)
MV Copy in-use files
NET Manage network resources
NETDOM Domain Manager
NETSH Configure Network Interfaces, Windows Firewall & Remote access
NETSVC Command-line Service Controller
NBTSTAT Display networking statistics (NetBIOS over TCP/IP)
NETSTAT Display networking statistics (TCP/IP)
NOW Display the current Date and Time
NSLOOKUP Name server lookup
NTBACKUP Backup folders to tape
NTRIGHTS Edit user account rights
OPENFILES Query or display open files
PATH Display or set a search path for executable files•
PATHPING Trace route plus network latency and packet loss
PAUSE Suspend processing of a batch file and display a message•
PERMS Show permissions for a user
PERFMON Performance Monitor
PING Test a network connection
POPD Return to a previous directory saved by PUSHD•
PORTQRY Display the status of ports and services
POWERCFG Configure power settings
PRINT Print a text file
PRINTBRM Print queue Backup/Recovery
PRNCNFG Display, configure or rename a printer
PRNMNGR Add, delete, list printers set the default printer
PROMPT Change the command prompt•
PsExec Execute process remotely
PsFile Show files opened remotely
PsGetSid Display the SID of a computer or a user
PsInfo List information about a system
PsKill Kill processes by name or process ID
PsList List detailed information about processes
PsLoggedOn Who's logged on (locally or via resource sharing)
PsLogList Event log records
PsPasswd Change account password
PsPing Measure network performance
PsService View and control services
PsShutdown Shutdown or reboot a computer
PsSuspend Suspend processes
PUSHD Save and then change the current directory•
QGREP Search file(s) for lines that match a given pattern
Query Process Display processes (TS/Remote Desktop)
Query Session Display all sessions (TS/Remote Desktop)
Query TermServer List all servers (TS/Remote Desktop)
Query User Display user sessions (TS/Remote Desktop)
RASDIAL Manage RAS connections
RASPHONE Manage RAS connections
RECOVER Recover a damaged file from a defective disk
REG Registry: Read, Set, Export, Delete keys and values
REGEDIT Import or export registry settings
REGSVR32 Register or unregister a DLL
REGINI Change Registry Permissions
REM Record comments (remarks) in a batch file•
REN Rename a file or files•
REPLACE Replace or update one file with another
Reset Session Delete a Remote Desktop Session
RD Delete folder(s)•
RMTSHARE Share a folder or a printer
ROBOCOPY Robust File and Folder Copy
ROUTE Manipulate network routing tables
RUN Start | RUN commands
RUNAS Execute a program under a different user account
RUNDLL32 Run a DLL command (add/remove print connections)

SC Service Control
SCHTASKS Schedule a command to run at a specific time
SCLIST Display Services
SET Display, set, or remove session environment variables•
SETLOCAL Control the visibility of environment variables•
SETX Set environment variables
SFC System File Checker
SHARE List or edit a file share or print share
ShellRunAs Run a command under a different user account
SHIFT Shift the position of batch file parameters•
SHORTCUT Create a windows shortcut (.LNK file)
SHOWGRPS List the Workgroups a user has joined
SHOWMBRS List the Users who are members of a Workgroup
SHUTDOWN Shutdown the computer
SLEEP Wait for x seconds
SLMGR Software Licensing Management (Vista/2008)
SOON Schedule a command to run in the near future
SORT Sort input
START Start a program, command or batch file•
SU Switch User
SUBINACL Edit file and folder Permissions, Ownership and Domain
SUBST Associate a path with a drive letter
SYSTEMINFO List system configuration
TAKEOWN Take ownership of a file
TASKLIST List running applications and services
TASKKILL Remove a running process from memory
TIME Display or set the system time•
TIMEOUT Delay processing of a batch file
TITLE Set the window title for a CMD.EXE session•
TLIST Task list with full path
TOUCH Change file timestamps
TRACERT Trace route to a remote host
TREE Graphical display of folder structure
TSSHUTDN Remotely shut down or reboot a terminal server
TYPE Display the contents of a text file•
TypePerf Write performance data to a log file
USRSTAT List domain usernames and last login
VER Display version information•
VERIFY Verify that files have been saved•
VOL Display a disk label•
WAITFOR Wait for or send a signal
WHERE Locate and display files in a directory tree
WHOAMI Output the current UserName and domain
WINDIFF Compare the contents of two files or sets of files
WINMSDP Windows system report
WINRM Windows Remote Management
WINRS Windows Remote Shell
WMIC WMI Commands
WUAUCLT Windows Update
XCACLS Change file and folder permissions
XCOPY Copy files and folders
:: Comment / Remark•
Ask yourself, How could I make this better?, What might this be used for?, Can I adapt more into it to allow for different situations?

I don't think you've asked yourself those questions.

Now, I could tell you what you could (and should) do, but I'm going to let you figure that out.
HiPoweredHacker (author)  Prof. Pickle2 years ago
go look at your batch file instructable.
Did you just send me on an endless journey?

I got a comment saying to go here form there. What are you trying to say?
HiPoweredHacker (author) 2 years ago
soon coming "how to make a locker folder that only u can access"
HiPoweredHacker (author) 2 years ago
thank u i feel very powerful now
GummiBear2 years ago
This is a great idea! I truly cannot wait to see some more of your genius ibles!
Graceanne2 years ago
I followed the instructions and it worked!
Very cool.