echo started timeout 10 echo continued echo ended pause
This will make the batch file show "started", then wait for 10 seconds and finally show "continued" and "ended". To run it just paste the above code into Notepad and save it as "something.bat", then just double click the saved file.
Now open the batch file with Notepad again and run the file at the same time. As the batch file is waiting for 10 seconds, delete the "echo continued" line and save (before the 10 seconds are up). When the batch file continues, it will not show "continued" but will immediately jump to "ended".
Strange behaviour since this sort of thing does not happen with Python for example. I noticed this when I was trying to run multiple versions of the same batch file by just changing something in the file and running a new instance of it. Be careful of this.