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I want to periodically call this one http address in my network. My plan is to create a batch file, and put it on windows scheduler. Is there a built in windows command to call an http address?

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when you go to or any site without specifying a page , you're still getting a webpage index.htm or index.html Gettinga a webpage via http, is correct terminology. I don't know of anything built in. But there is wget you can download it's part of gnuwin32(google that). – barlop Jun 3 '11 at 7:55
@barlop thanks, I also found curl – Endy Tjahjono Jun 3 '11 at 8:23
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What exactly is your purpose and at what level do you want to do this?
There are multiple ways to get such stuff done.

If you are fine with a browser kept open,
there is Firefox ability to "reload-every" some time a given URL.
(if you have firefox installed, you can get it here)

Else, you could go with the scheduler and 'wget' as suggested.

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I have this web app and this one particular http address triggers a process in the web app. – Endy Tjahjono Jun 3 '11 at 8:23

If you install cygwin ( ) you will get a second "linux like" shell, including wget and other useful commands known from the linux world.

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