How to Make a Timer With Notepad.

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Introduction: How to Make a Timer With Notepad.

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Open notepad.

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

@echo off
color 0a
:1
pause
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.

Step 1:

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

Step 2:

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

Step 3:

run the batch file.

Step 4:

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

Step 5:

now you have a timer.

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    Check out my other instructsbles on how to build a universal stand. Just go to my profile and look at my instructables

    Hello guys! "HiPoweredHacker" is my old account. If you liked this, you may check out my new instructables by clicking on my username! :)

    hey so i tried this but is there any way to get away the ¨press any key to close¨

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    mrck10

    2 years ago

    I can do basic stuff but i could not make a timer thnx im working on a project that needs this thnx!

    Been a long while since I logged in to my account...

    Didn't expect to have this many views. Thanks!

    I now have my own company website. www.fanboystudios.net

    I'm also an Android developer and have some apps on the Google Play Store!

    Also, I have a free to play online rpg at mockingjay.rpglink.in

    I had made a timer with multiple time settings, but I just put up this simple one.

    check out my version (Romantic version)

    @echo off

    color 0a

    :1

    pause

    timeout 10

    start https://youtu.be/fY4mL6C6HZg

    (this is my count down timer)

    @echo off
    :this is merrick smyths timer:
    title timer by merrick smyth
    color 2b
    :a
    echo enter number for count down (1-10)

    set /p timer=

    if %timer% == 1 goto 1 sec
    if %timer% == 2 goto 2 sec
    if %timer% == 3 goto 3 sec
    if %timer% == 4 goto 4 sec
    if %timer% == 5 goto 5 sec
    if %timer% == 6 goto 6 sec
    if %timer% == 7 goto 7 sec
    if %timer% == 8 goto 8 sec
    if %timer% == 9 goto 9 sec
    if %timer% == 10 goto 10 sec

    :1
    color f2
    cls
    echo 0
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    goto :a

    :2
    color f9
    cls
    echo 1
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    goto :a

    :3
    color f4
    cls
    echo 2
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 1
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    goto :a


    :4
    color 0e
    cls
    echo 3
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 2
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 1
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    goto :a

    :5
    color fb
    cls
    echo 4
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 3
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 2
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 1
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    goto :a

    :6
    color f5
    cls
    echo 5
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 4
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 3
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 2
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 1
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    goto :a

    :7
    color 0f
    cls
    echo 6
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 5
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 4
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 3
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 2
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 1
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    goto :a

    :8
    color 05
    cls
    echo 7
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 6
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 5
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 4
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 3
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 2
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 1
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    goto :a

    :9
    color 84
    cls
    echo 8
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 7
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 6
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 5
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 4
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 3
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 2
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 1
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    goto :a

    :10
    color fd
    cls
    echo 9
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 8
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 7
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 6
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 5
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 4
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 3
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 2
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    echo 1
    ping localhost -n 2 >nul
    cls
    goto :a

    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

    :start

    color fc

    cls

    set var=

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

    goto A

    :A

    cls

    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

    about a year later.... 10000+ views. Thank you to all viewers of my instructables!

    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
    :1
    set /p time=Enter time in seconds:
    timeout %time%
    goto 1

    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.

    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.

    Eh?
    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.

    2 replies

    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?

    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
    b
    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
    c
    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
    d
    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
    e
    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
    f
    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•
    g
    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
    h
    HELP Online Help
    i
    iCACLS Change file and folder permissions
    IF Conditionally perform a command•
    IFMEMBER Is the current user a member of a Workgroup
    IPCONFIG Configure IP
    k
    KILL Remove a program from memory
    l
    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
    m
    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
    n
    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
    o
    OPENFILES Query or display open files
    p
    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•
    q
    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)
    r
    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)

    s
    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
    t
    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
    u
    USRSTAT List domain usernames and last login
    v
    VER Display version information•
    VERIFY Verify that files have been saved•
    VOL Display a disk label•
    w
    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
    x
    XCACLS Change file and folder permissions
    XCOPY Copy files and folders
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