Microsoft DOS choice command

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About choice
Availability
Syntax
Examples

About choice

Allows for batch files and scripts to wait for the user to choose a set of choices.

Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP users who have batch files that utilize the choice command should modify the batch file to use the MS-DOS set command.

Availability

The choice command is an external command and is available in

MS-DOS 6.0+
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows Vista
Windows 7

Syntax

choice [/C[:]choices] [/N] [/S] [/T[:]c,nn] [text]

Options:

/C[:]choices Specifies allowable keys. Default is YN
/N Do not display choices and ? at end of prompt string.
/S Treat choice keys as case sensitive.
/T[:]c,nn Default choice to c after nn seconds
text Prompt string to display

Examples

See batch file page for additional examples and uses of the choice command.