I'm making a script to install my theme, after it finished installing it will appear the changelog and there will be "Press any key to continue" so that after users read the changelog then press any key to continue
You can use the
read command. If you are using
read -p "Press enter to continue"
In other shells, you can do:
printf "%s " "Press enter to continue" read ans
As mentioned in the comments above, this command does actually require the user to press enter; a solution that works with any key in
bash would be:
read -n 1 -s -r -p "Press any key to continue"
-n defines the required character count to stop reading
-s hides the user's input
-r causes the string to be interpreted "raw" (without considering backslash escapes)
As @cas wrote in a comment, you really should use
less for this. If the changelog is more than one page, you really want a pager anyway.
You normally want to consult the
PAGER environment variable instead of just calling
$PAGER if it is set and