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The "pause" command is a command line tool used in operating systems like Windows and MS-DOS. Its primary function is to pause the execution of a batch program or script to allow the user to read a specific message or prompt before continuing.

When the "pause" command is encountered within a batch file, it displays the message "Press any key to continue..." or a custom message specified in the batch file. The program/script execution remains suspended until the user presses any key on the keyboard. Once a key is pressed, the batch program resumes executing from where it left off.

This tool is useful when running batch files that require user interaction or when debugging and needing to pause the execution at specific points to examine the results or troubleshoot issues.

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