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

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I wish to automate VM installation in KVM how do I?

I wish to automate VM installation in KVM. How do I do it? My setup is as follows: Host server: Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit RAM: 48 GB HDD: 800 GB CPU: 24 I wish to install Virtual machines using ...
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If email not received then do X (outlook 2013 on Exchange 2010)

I receive notification emails daily and would like to automate an easier way to manage all of those notifications. For example: Notification 1 from asd@qwerty.com is received daily between 10pm-1am ...
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Windows won't check for updates, fails to update manually.

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 I've had this problem for about a year now. Unfortunately, I don't have enough reputation to post images directly on here yet, but I can link to screenshots I have uploaded ...
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In windows, filter and delete image based on dimension(or any search filters for that matter)

In windows explorer, I can filter a folder based on the dimension criteria, say: width:<800 height:<600 (so that I filter small images) height:>2000 (so that I filter portraits) and then delete ...
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ssh to production to www-data user

I build an automation for deploys, that we connect to our productions servers and then perform a git pull in the project. The project is owned by "www-data" so I need to to --> ssh ...
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Ansible: Using EC2 external inventory script gives a Syntax Error

I'm trying to follow this to fetch inventory in us-east-1 region. I downloaded the EC2 External Inventory script and made it executable. My ~/.boto looks like following. [Credentials] ...
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Running an app when the system is idle?

Is there any simple way to run an app or send some keyboard sequence when the system is idle? A solution using AHK is acceptable as well.
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Automatically get a value from a log in based website daily

I have an online share trading account in which I own a number of shares. I want to be able to get the total portfolio value automatically daily. Unfortunately my broker doesn't have an API interface. ...
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How to get backup notification emails to populate spreadsheet / website?

Every night we receive a number of backup notification emails from our customers. These advise whether the backup jobs completed successfully or failed. Monitoring these backups is a manual task - ...
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Automatic sleep on idle computer at specific battery level

Can I create a task in task scheduler that starts when a specific battery level reaches on idle computer to go to sleep? Windows does give option to make computer to go to sleep at specific battery ...
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Modbus Communication not Working

https://code.google.com/p/stm32modbus/source/browse/#svn%2Ftrunk%2F%20stm32modbus%20--username%20ickingdom%40gmail.com%253Fstate%253Dclosed I have debug and compile this program successfully but ...
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Make certain programs run when connected to power supply (laptop)

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit on a Lenovo Laptop (X220i Tablet) I was wondering if it was possible (and if so, how) to have a list of certain programs that will run automatically if you are connected ...
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how to automate the putty to do health checks on switches

As a daily task i have to do health check on switches for nearly 100 switches using putty. am using only two commands for all these switches. And i have to save the output of each switches in excel ...
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Windows Power Plan automation

I like to keep my Asus ROG G750JZ(laptop) on all the time and I have already automated sleeping at 01:00 in the morning, auto wake-up on opening the lid. However since I am not using the laptop all ...
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Server Tasks Automation

I would like to run some tasks on my Windows 2008 R2 server and need some kind of automation. Right now I am running the tasks with my Macro Recorder - BUT - I need to be connected via RDP in order ...
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Is there a way to save and replay a sequence of shortcut key on Windows?

I'm executing a repetitive series of shortcuts on Windows. Is there a way to save them and "replay" them automatically? This is supposed to work Windows-wide as I use multiple software on the ...
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Batch Script to ZIP Together Files With Same Names

I have 314 vector images I'm looking to submit to the various stock image sites I'm a contributor to, but a number of these require that the vectors be bundled into a ZIP folder with a JPEG preview ...
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Using batch to verify a process is running with WMIC

I am attempting to write a script that will check if a process is running (in my case a virtual machine) @echo off wmic process where name="VirtualBox.exe" | find "GitHubEnterprise" /c > tmpcount ...
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Installing Windows 7 with updates already installed

A search of the titled question reveals "dual booting with XP" and other irrelevant dated forum posts. I run a small business offering basic reformatting services, I have one reoccuring complaint ...
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Record directory sizes on shutdown

What would be the easiest way to record and store the sizes(and a timestamp) of a few chosen directories upon each shutdown - say in a .csv file.
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Automation of control panel > Wireless Network settings(802.11 modes) through Powershell or any other automated procedures

I want to automate the "Control Panel\Network and Internet\Manage Wireless Networks" page in Windows through Powershell or any other automated procedures, to change my wireless adapter's mode to all ...
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Home NAS backup system

my question is about automatiom and backups. So I go to work and generate about 1GB of files a day, i want to have a NAS at home that when i come home with my laptop and connect to the network it ...
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How to add/update articles easily on Wikipedia?

To create files for Wikipedia, I use a combination of software (Vim, Markdown, Pandoc, Git ...). As a developer this is just how I'm comfortable. My problem is that to add or update (especially the ...
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Automating SMTP Configuration

The following is an excerpt from a series of instructions I am following as a list of company procedures they would like me to automate. Is the following achievable through command line/batch, and if ...
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How to automate software registration via batch or script

We use a program called vspace created by ncomputing. This allows for example 4 stations on a single host machine. So, each time this is installed we have to fill out the registration form which pops ...
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Server 2012 Modifying sharing privileges on a folder via script

I have recently been employed by a small company as a software engineer. I am stepping a bit out of my element and doing a bit of IT work for them as needed as well. Currently I am going over some ...
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Managing windows updates via Batch file

I have an instance of windows server 2012 and I am trying to get an idea of how to accomplish the following requirements via a batch file. Turn Windows Update to manual Change Import Updates to the ...
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mRemoteNG Panel equal to Name

I wanted to have the Panel=%name% or something similar in mRemoteNG. Is it possible to do this within the program? For now I resorted to using Regex find replace in an editor on the confCons.xml file, ...
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CPanel - Is it possible to download a file with direct link to our own FTP folder?

I was wondering if there is a way to download a file with direct link to my own FTP Folder (using CPanel) without downloading it to my computer first. There are some methods to automate this process ...
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Is it possible to autocrop black borders of a video with ffmpeg?

I think it has a "blackness" video filter, which can determine if a picture sequence is black. Maybe it also has a filter to determine crop values automatically to remove black borders form edges of a ...
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Make excel relate to different values [closed]

I have an excel-file with 3 spreadsheets. On page two and three I have a huge list of IP addresses which all relate to a specific name which can be found on both page two and three. I want to type in ...
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How can I automate securely wiping deleted files?

I am looking for a way to automate securely wiping deleted files from my server, including files deleted in shared directories by users on remote devices. I have Ubuntu Server 12.04 on an SSD (ext4) ...
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Ways, means, options & approaches to auto click “more..” links/ buttons on opened webpages/ urls?

Different ways and means to auto click ..more.. links/ buttons on opened webpages/ urls? When I go to events like this on Meetup or Even brite I like to review who are the people attending and try ...
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Set (Many) Programs' Window Size/Position

I'm looking for a solution similar to this, but for Windows 7 (64-bit), and not just for the terminal. This is also definitely not a duplicate of this question. The Problem Some programs remember ...
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Batch file to open 4 or 6 internet explorer screens and place them by dividing the desktop equally

I intend to write a script that can open 4-6 IE screens that can be automatically be placed on the desktop. So essentially all of them will get equal space on the desktop. I am aware of the command ...
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Save PDF automatically on exit in Adobe Reader

As in the title. Adobe Reader prompts me to save on exit. This is an operation I do several times a day every day, so if I Adobe Reader could just save my changes without asking me (that is, ...
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Auto focus on control panel's search box

I am not sure if this applies to Windows in general or just Windows 7. On my old Windows 7 computer, whenever I would open the Control Panel the search box would be in focus. On my new Windows 7 ...
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Compile Excel Spreadsheet from Outlook Message

I would like to know if it is possible to compile an Excel Spreadsheet from an email message. I receive several email messages every day with the same format (the report of a procedure) and I would ...
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How to perform this Windows 7 permissions change on many files via GUI or command line

After using my external hard drive on another Windows 7 computer to tweak photos with Windows Live Photo Gallery then upload them to Facebook I found the modified images were now not visible on the ...
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Script to fire fn + f6 every time computer starts?

My laptop's touchpad has malfunctioned. Every time I start the computer, I have to manually press the keys fn+f6 to shut it off. How can I create a script which does this automatically on every start? ...
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Remotely launching applications with access to network shares

I use PsExec to launch an application remotely, but it does not have access to the network shares. Basically we're talking about my old machine, which now serves as an HTPC. This is hard if it does ...
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Run task at logoff and wait until it finishes

I am running a Windows Vista (no gpedit.msc unfortunately) computer and I want to run a backup at logoff. So, when the user tries to shutdown the computer, I want to run a .bat file which executes the ...
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Fast way to forward an Outlook email as a zip

I need to find a quick way to select an email in Outlook 2010 and forward the email as a zip attachment. The recipient will always be the same. The subject and body of the email will always be the ...
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Photoshop batch generating all variants from 4 basic modules

I have 4 different modules: Hat, gloves, t-shirt and coat. I have different variants in hats (black, white, and blue), different variants in gloves etc. Each variant has a picture (transparent png, ...
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Change project in sublime text, sourcetree & codekit

I'm a web developer, and often need to switch between projects. This means I need to: Change project in Sublime Text 2 Change project in CodeKit Change project in SourceTree Note: I'm using Mac ...
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Windows 8 - How to create a shortcut that opens several programs

I want to make a shortcut which opens sublime text, chrome and 2 git bash consoles and types some commands in it, and resizes the windows. Is it possible to do it ? PS: I tried .bat but when i try ...
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KeePass - Automatically changing website passwords before expiration date [duplicate]

I have a fairly large KeePass database containing the passwords for various web services. I frequently use public WiFi and as a result like to change passwords every few weeks. However, doing this ...
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Why doesn't xargs on find work with a series of commands using pushd and popd to walk a directory subtree?

On a Linux Centos 4 machine, I am trying to create a simple bash command line to walk a directory structure below an arbitrary current directory and in each subdirectory touch a file, list the ...
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How to automate installing available Windows updates, restarting, and repeating until none available?

I'm having problems helping a client with their PC. I'm trying to install all available important updates using TeamViewer, but I have to continuously restart before it will check for more updates. ...
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Best way to provision vSphere VMs remotely

Edit: Sorry, should have mentioned this upfront: looking for a Linux-only solution here. I'm looking for a way to automate the process of provisioning vSphere VMs remotely. I'm wondering what is ...