Choice Command In Windows Server 2008
This article shows how to use Choice command in Windows server 2008 and syntax related with it.
Choice command applies to all versions of Windows except Windows XP. Choice command is used to display a prompt to the user. Choice command allows users to select one item from a list of choices and returns the index of that choice to the program. The specified prompt is displayed and the program pauses while the user makes a choice from a selection list.
choice [/c [<Choice1><Choice2><..>]] [/n] [/s] [/t <Timeout> /d <Choice>] [/m <"Text">]
In the above syntax
|Parameters of Choice command
||Used to specify the list of choices to be created. If the /C option is not used, the CHOICE command displays the default key choices of Y and N.
||Does not display list of choices. The text before the prompt will be displayed and the choices are still enabled.
||specifies that choice keys are case sensitive.
||Specifies the number of seconds to pause before it defaults to a specified key. Acceptable values are from 0 to 9999. If /t is set to 0, there will no pause before returning the default choice.
||Specifies the default choice to use after waiting the number of seconds assigns by /t. Lists of choices specified by /c must contain the default choice.
||The message before the prompt is displayed.
If you want to prompt the user to select from the following keys- Y, N, and C, type the following line:
The user would see the following prompt, when choice command is executed:
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