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Thanks for including steps 15 - 19, I'm sure I'll need to follow them at some point as I experiment with your recipe!
Fortunately, there's no reason to use PING as a timer any more, MS heard our complaints and in Windows 7 they finally provide us an option. For a 5 second delay useTIMEOUT /T 5 > NULThat actually uses the system clock to delay for an exact number of seconds rather than relying on the random amount of length that could elapse with PINGI'm glad to see that someone who is so young is interested in CMD scripts - I work with so many recent grads who can't see beyond the GUI and they have never seen the power and efficiency of CMD tools. Keep it up!BTW: If you were trying to ping two packets with that command, it should have been PING -n 2 127.0.0.1 > NUL
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