Making a process run completely or in part without the need of any user input once the process is started.

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Launching processes while I sleep

I am an absolute newbie to any advanced working with PC, so I need your help and I hope there is someone who can help me. What I need is "something", that would do work for me while I sleep. My ...
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How to print password protected excel files with batch script?

I have several folders with password protected excel files (one excel file per folder). On the 16th of every month I have to enter each password and print the excel files which is a little time ...
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Automatically Monitor and Rename Files with Regex

Is there a tool that allows you to monitor a folder for new files and apply a regular expression to automatically rename the files?
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How to automate downloading several PDFs from a given webpage?

I am trying to download PDFs from this link. On clicking Read PDF, it opens a new window with PDF in it. On clicking the download button, it opens a dialog box and asks the user to specify the ...
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Google Drive - automatically organize files and folders based on file name (which is the date and time) at the end of the day

So I use Google Drive to backup some video / audio recordings. It's all automatically synced to my local Google Drive folder on my computer, so it uploads automatically. My concern is if it's ...
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Is it possible to restart a computer in response to an email notification?

I'm looking for a way to reboot machines after getting an email notification. The setup I want to use this on is a render farm. We have 5 boxes with 8 Nvidia GTX 980Ti in them. They're running ...
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How to redirect output of a command to files using ansible?

curl http://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack/keystone/plain/httpd/keystone.py?h=stable/kilo \ | tee /var/www/cgi-bin/keystone/main /var/www/cgi-bin/keystone/admin How redirect output of a command to ...
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Unable to form a link of a file which is in sites-available to a directory sites-enabled in remote server using ansible?

Unable to form a link of a file which is in sites-available to a directory sites-enabled in remote server using ansible? This is command I want to execute using file module of ansible: ln -s ...
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Not-replied emails reminder in OS X Mail v9.3

After replying to a message, I always move thread to Archive folder with cmd+shift+A. However, I need to track, if a recipient didn't reply after N days, I need to remind him: «Hey, did you get my ...
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Browser scripting inside a Flash game

Does anyone know if it's possible for me to set up a script to do some repetitive actions within a Flash game? Eg Go to these coordinates, click, go to those coordinates, click, etc etc? Basically I ...
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Automatically turn off transmission-daemon on high traffic

I have a server with something like 10-12 website and my seedbox is running on this server to. Actually is working pretty well with up to 20k visits per day, but I'm afraid about really high traffic ...
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How to make custom settings automatically applied to new Firefox profiles?

What would be the best/optimal way to acomplish it, since defaults aren't good enough. For e. g., I prefer 3rd side cookies not to be accepted and by default they are. Setting it all up manually is ...
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Can I permanently change the windows timezone vis ssh and cygwin?

I have a bunch of VM's with Windows Server 2008 R2 and ssh running via cygwin. I want to change the timezone on all of them. I would prefer not to RDP to every one of them and do it manually. I have ...
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Making an ssh ControlPath connection act as slave-or-fail (not fallback to ControlMaster)

I'd like to force secondary ssh connection(s) to use an existing ControlMaster connection and fail if the master is not present. With ssh -o ControlPath=somewhere -o ControlMaster=no ... this new ...
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Windows - Perform Operations on File Dropped in Directory

I am curious if the following is possible. I want to set up a special directory in which I drop a word file. A script/program (written by me) in the directory will detect a new file has been added and ...
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How to automatically remove all pinned items from Windows 10 automatically

So I am currently trying to remove all of the pinned items on a windows 10 machine automatically. (Without right clicking them all and doing "Unpin from start") I want to be able to run a command (or ...
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Desktop background image from a website?

Is it possible that desktop background image automatically comes from a website? For example, I want to have my desktop image from http://xkcd.com/ homepage? There is a discussion on how to get the ...
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Access desktop GUI with PsExec through service session

I have an SSH server (Bitvise) running as a service on my Windows 2008 server. After logging in through SSH, I need to run an automation script that interacts with the current logged in user's desktop ...
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Applescript/Automation in Outlook 2016 for Mac

Im trying to script some automation for some repetitive tasks I do in my workflow. My script (as of now) needs to accomplish only a basic task, but nonetheless, timesaving. I need it to (when called ...
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trying to join my computers in a more efficient way

i know there have several answers about how to link 2 computers together so they can share processing power. this seems to be way beyond what i need and i was hoping someone with more hardware and ...
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Adding date to the name of multiple files in multiple folders

I have a directory which contains 400+ subfolders. In each of this subfolders a new file appears every day. Each new file has the same name as the file that appeared in the same folder yesterday. Each ...
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AAA server with GUI and alert system

I am working on a project in which I plan to display the logs generated by an AAA server in a user friendly GUI view. Then evaluating the logs of the database, if any unprivileged user tries to access ...
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VMware Workstation 11: how to automatically shut down host computer when Guest OS is shut down?

I've Googled and Googled and tapped out my entire IT network, so here I am. Environment: Windows 7 Pro. as the host computer, Windows XP as the guest OS on VMware Workstation 11. How can I trigger ...
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Automatically connect shapes in visio based on shape/connection point data

I am making electrical wiring diagrams and I would like to know how to automatically connect certain connection points. For example: In the picture below I have Fan Command Connected to DO1 and ...
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Communicating programatically over a telecommunicating alarm

I own a Yale EasyFit alarm system which allows me to control it over a kludgy telephone interface (doc here) Here's an excerpt of how it works: Remote Access The control unit allows you to control ...
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using motion to trigger snapshot when movement stops

I am trying to use motion software (but I could use just any other linux software) in order to "log" some manual work by snapshots. So imagine I wanna make a stop-motion film with my LEGO(r) toys ...
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How to manage (admin) MATLAB sessions (saving workspace, closing sessions)

We are running MATLAB using a site wide license. Users connect to high ram machines via a remote desktop platform (linux), and their sessions are persistent so that they can carry simulations over ...
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Programatically parsing web pages

I want to programatically parse some Web pages on sites that do not have a publicly available API. For example check if my grades are ready at the university. Has anyone done anything like this and ...
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What is the best way to automate Windows at a high level? [closed]

I have been using AHK for a while, but since it is mainly for hotkeys I am wondering if there is something more powerful out there.
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Local group policy for all users

Windows 7, 64bit. I have two simple .bat scripts created, one which runs at logon, the other at logoff. The .bat files are located in C:\bat. Other users have access to this folder. The contents of ...
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Trying to set up an auto reply for messages received from one specific email, but sent to different “reply-to” addresses

I work for a event management company and whenever someone sends an email question from our ticketing management site, that question is automatically sent to my work email for me to answer. The email ...
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Win10 - add and remove icons from taskbar using regedit

Is it possible to add and remove icons from the taskbar? I have a program that installs a lot of programs and some are added to the taskbar and some are not. I want to add and remove some ...
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automatically add domain group to new windows installation

I ran across the following catch22 in my workstation installation script while trying to automatically add a domain group to the local administrators. The catch I’m experiencing is the following: ...
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Monitor and control a VPN connection

I have one VPN connection on my work PC I need constantly connected. However, it occasionally disconnects, and I discover this in a time consuming way, like thinking I have a bug in my work or ...
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How to configure SoapUI Pro Floating license through only command line?

I want to write puppet manifest for installing and configuring SoapUI pro. I already have license server configured. But how to configure the floating license server through command line from the ...
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How to get current timestamp in VLC player without using gui?

I need to automate vlc player and need to get current timestamp for that. Is there any way to do that?
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Is there a command-line method to replace a layer in a PSD and save to a JPG? (the goal is to automate compositing)

I have a lot of PSD files that have a Replace Me layer. It'd be nice if I could figure out how to replace that layer and render it to a JPG automatically. The solution doesn't have to use ...
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Automatically send multiple emails from Outlook at specific times

I have a need to send an email every 10 seconds for about 2 minutes, but I'd like to schedule this to occur starting at a specific time (8:59) and ending near a specific time (9:01). I need to ...
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How to synchronize a specific folder on two or more computers in real time? [duplicate]

As the title states: How do I synchronize a specific folder on two or more computers in real time? (One way synchronizing would be the best option) I want to be able to place a file in a folder on ...
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How to auto sync a folder on my external hard drive with a folder on my computer [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is a way to somehow auto sync a folder on my external hard drive with a folder on my computer. You see, previously my computer's internal Hard Drive got damaged and all ...
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Warning when starting an app [windows automation]

I have two . exe application that conflict eachother ( App_A and App_B). I want to warn the user when he launch App_B if App_A is already running. ps: the warning message must really open before ...
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How to “print to PDF” multiple books using Calibre?

When using Calibre's E-book Viewer, there is a button to "print to PDF": Clicking it shows some options for "print to PDF": I can successfully convert various ebook files to PDF this way. ...
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Text from file Object in MS word suddenly doesn't work right

I use Windows 10 home and Office 2016. I have 10 documents - Each has the same Footer-text that is taken directly as a "Text from file" Object via: MS Word menu > Insert > Object > Text ...
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Shutdown after certain time since start-up

I would like to shutdown the computer after it was running for e.g. 30 minutes. I'm on Raspbian (Raspberry Pi) and I tried to put in /etc/rc.local: shutdown -h 30 exit 0 but it doesn't work. What ...
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How to batch “find-n-replace”in doc-files?

I have multiple .doc files with the following structure: [useless text #1] [useful text] [useless text #2] Blocks of useless text are the same across files. How do I batch-delete these useless ...
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Check status of “File and Printer Sharing” with script

I am attempting to write scripts that test that status of important settings on my Windows 7 or Windows 10 PC's. Turning the "File And Printer Sharing" setting OFF/ON is well-documented. But is there ...
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Centos 7 auto unlock encrypted hard drive

I have a Centos 7 server, and i have chosen to encrypt the hard drive in case someone breaks into my home and tries to read the files on my hard drives by directly inserting them into his own ...
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Creating a permanent text-piece for several word documents and changing it at-once

Preliminary details I use Windows 10 home and my question deals with MS Office. I use Office 365 business. I have several work-order forms that I send to customers. The header of each document is ...
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Automate fast user switching in windows through a script

To switch to another user in windows you have to lock (Win+L), then switch, then login with the other user's credentials. A little quicker way is through Task manager's Users tab where you right ...
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Is it possible to automate Notepad++, specifically the search and replace across files?

Is it possible to automate Notepad++, specifically the search and replace across files? I want to be able to automate the search and replacement of placeholder values across a number of file types, ...