Hi there. I'm looking for an alternate way to Sleep. I want a pause function that acts the same in Batch Programming. An example would be if you were to write pause in a notepad and save it as .bat and then open it it would show you this message "Press any key to continue." This is the type of function I'm looking for. Believe me, I've searched on google daily trying different search terms and I've also searched this site and many ruby websites. Do you think you can help me out?