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Pause Key

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Last Updated May 24, 2021 7:51 am
A key that you can use to temporarily halt the display of data. Generally, you use the Pause key to freeze data that is being scrolled on the display screen. To continue scrolling, you can press any key.

In DOS, an alternative to using the Pause key is to use the MORE command, which displays one screenful of data at a time.