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Language: C++
Expertise: Beginner
Dec 4, 1998



Application Security Testing: An Integral Part of DevOps

A pause function

I cannot figure out a pause function for C++. Our books are very generic...can you please help?

To pause for a given amount of time, you will need to interface with your environment. But you didn't indicate what OS your program was running under.

To pause in Windows, you can call the Sleep function, which will put the current thread to "sleep" for the specified number of milliseconds.

If you want to write your own for systems such as DOS, your pause routine will need to sit in a loop until the specified time has elapsed. Something like this:


void Pause(int nSeconds)
   time_t begin, current;

   // Get start time
   // Loop until time has elapsed
   do {
      // Get current time
   } while (difftime(current, begin) < nSeconds);
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