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

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Building a program/script for generating e-mails: suggested approach? [on hold]

Background I've been thinking about this for a long time but haven't gotten around to it until now. If this is the wrong forum, let me know and I can post it in a more appropriate place. As I work in ...
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How can I automate a multi-step task involving multiple applications? [on hold]

Is it possible to create a recurring automated task that will download a file from a given URL, save it to a specified location on my hard drive and then send an email with the file attached? I am ...
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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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how to select the value from the dropdown in excel using java

I have one page with two drop fields and two text fields .i am using data driven frame work to execute that page so i created the excel sheet with four columns like Service no,service ...
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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, ...
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Most efficient way to automatically name photos according to a naming convention?

I am a solar site assessor and am subcontracting for a company that uses a specific naming convention for all photographs taken at sites. I'm wondering what would be the best way to efficiently ...
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How to start one program when another one is started

I'm using Debian with Gnome3 and I'd like to know if there is an elegant way to start one program when another one is started. My use case is the following: I use keepass as my password manager and I ...
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Enhancing all images in a folder

In Adobe Photoshop there are the options to auto tone, auto contrast and auto color. Is there a way to automatically apply all 3 of the operations to all images in a folder? I'm using Photo shop 2014 ...
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How can I automatically load visual effect settings?

So... In Windows I want to be able to load in this configuration of Visual Effects: via command line/script I also need this to work on Versions of Windows with different language packs which ...
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Automate the tar on file creation

I need to tar the log files automatically when its get created with date (eg., error.log-20151116). How should i automate this activity. I don't want to perform this action by log rotation.
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Can KeePass 2.x HTML exports be fully automated?

The password management tool KeePass 2.x allows for customized HTML exports via File > Export > Customizable HTML File. There, file path and most importantly the desired database fields can be ...
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Can I automatically delete meetings from Outlook calendar if a user takes no action?

I'm trying to ease the overuse of our meeting room. I want to automatically delete meetings in our Outlook calendar if the system does not receive confirmation from the user when the meeting starts. ...
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PuTTY - change serial line speed automatically during session

I'm using ExtraPuTTY to connect my PC to an Arduino like machine. At the beginning of the session I want to transfer a file from my PC to the machine at 3Mb/s, then, after the file was transferred, I ...
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How to automatically populate worksheets?

Using excel 2016 i want to be able to be able to populate all of my worksheets automatically daily from one master worksheet with out having to enter the same repetitive data.
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Is there a program like psr.exe on Ubuntu Linux?

For localization purposes I want to capture a bunch of screenshots from a Linux program. On Windows I was used to use Problem Steps Recorder which automatically saves screenshots from every dialog I ...
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How to make a reliable “dead man's switch” for an automated process?

Case in point: backups of my server. I want to know if backups fail. Typically I get an email if something goes wrong. Unfortunately (and this has happened), there are plenty of reasons that the error ...
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Automatically start up Virtual Machine and run a script within the VM

I'm looking to automate a certain process. On my host machine, I would like to start up an instance of a VM, and once the VM has loaded, run a command line script contained within the VM. I would also ...
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Automate Outlook Settings

When I move between work computers (not by choice), there's a few Outlook 2013 settings I always end configuring. Is there a way to automate this? The settings I change: Mark items as read after 0 ...
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Prompt to enter (custom) document property in Microsoft Word

I created a template with a custom document property called "myproperty". I can access this using fields with the DOCPROPERTY "myproperty" command. I want to make Word prompt the user for a value and ...
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Getting Dogtail to work with QT on GNOME 2

My question is in regards to GNOME 2 running on a CENTOS 5 box. I'm trying to get the Dogtail automation tool to work with my given box for the purpose of testing a QT application. Versions .7 (which ...
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windows schedule command to run regularly

I apologize if this has been covered elsewhere or even in the MS docs, but I haven't found my answer yet. I have a program on my PATH, lets call it myprog.exe. All I want to do is configure my ...
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How to make Windows get updates, reboot _and_ shutdown?

When using Windows' "install updates and shut down", the next boot (usually in the morning when one actually wants to start working) is rather tedious due to unfinished business. The alternative is ...
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How to automatically upload files to a website or email address when they are created? [duplicate]

Suppose a sound file (.wav) is created on the desktop of Windows 7 computer. As soon as the file is created or saved, I want this file to be uploaded automatically to a file sharing website or emailed ...
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Is there a piece of software that will help me convert “Hex” code based on already known input and output? [closed]

The title is a little confusing, but the jist of it is this: I have a list of "HexCode" (I use that term loosely as they are not actually hex codes) from both before conversion and after conversion. ...
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Create automatic search folders based on email in outlook

Is it possible to create a vbs script that you can run and then it looks through your inbox in outlook and creates a search folder for each unique email adresses? It would mean I don't have to go in ...
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Send keystrokes when certain windows are in focus

Background: I am using OBS (Open Broadcaster) on my Mac to stream some of my work on my computer. I would like to be able to switch to certain scenes in my broadcaster automatically, based on the ...
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FTP Client with real time upload - Similar to FTPbox / Dropbox - Need Assistance

I have been searching the internet, downloading and installing but I have not found the right software. I am looking for an application similar to FTPbox, where I can upload files to a server via FTP. ...
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OSX Automatically create PDF from template when email arrives

Is it possible (and if so through which approach) to automatically create a PDF based on a template by using input received through the Mail program? Basically something along these lines: 1) Filter ...
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How to automate Windows installation process? [duplicate]

If I want to install OpenSuse/SUSE on more laptops/workstations and let them all have the same configuration, or even just save the current configuration for one workstation just so that I may ...
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Run tests affected by file changes in commit

I'm sure something like this has been done. Whenever I commit, I want every test affected by my file changes to be rerun. For example: I have classes: Foo, Bar, and Baz I have tests: FooTest, ...
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How to quickly enable/disable windows 10 (defender) antivirus?

I would like to be able to quickly enable/disable windows defender antivirus. If you type 'Defender' in the search box (aka Cortana) you will see see a 'Windows Defender settings' item. How can I get ...
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Temporary Login

I'm looking at the option to setup a temporary login setup for my personal PC. Something such as: A startup script that sets the PC to lock after X; A USB that inserts a password into the login ...