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

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Windows 7 Answerfile - Autologon Not Working

I've created a new answerfile for Windows 7 deployments which needs an account to log in automatically so several scripts I've written can do their thing. I read in the Microsoft documentation that ...
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Create a new column in the begining of text file with concequtive numbers from 1 to 32 after finding a specific word [closed]

I have a file with the following format: #pair: 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 ...
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Refresh Excel document without opening it [duplicate]

I have a spreadsheet which I want to upload onto my company's intranet for others to view. Everytime the spreadsheet opens, it runs a background script which updates the information. The problem is - ...
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Does an option exist in Chrome which prevents the “Download in progress” dialog from appearing?

I'm creating an automated test where I open Chrome and it verifies that a certain file becomes available for download. Assuming this is the case, I want to then have Chrome close completely, but the ...
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How to automatically turn off the monitor regardless of inactivity? (Windows XP) [duplicate]

I'm aware of the power options in windows. But I don't want it to switch off after I've been idle for some time. What I want it do is to switch off on its own at regular intervals (say, 20 mins), ...
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Creating a script to open and save a file

I currently have about five thousand 2D drawings, under many directories on one server, and all of them have a .prt extension. These files were created in the 90's using a software called CADKey. ...
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Diff content of a website recursively [on hold]

I have a lot of tools I'm using and want to be able to monitor their changes through their documentation. An example would be Vagrant Documentation - https://docs.vagrantup.com/v2/. I want a solution ...
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How to connect to a VPN on start up?

I need to have a computer at a branch office automatically connect to the corporate VPN to simplify the login process (not forcing the user to press network login down the right). The client machine ...
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How do I enable/disable apache httpd based upon my laptop's network location?

I have a laptop that I use for consulting and that travels with me from client to client. I use httpd to code/test on my machine at home and bind it to the global address in order to test ...
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Automatically start task when computer is locked in Windows 7 Home Edition

I found a tutorial on how to start a task automatically when my computer locks, which required that I use secpol.msc. Unfortunately, this utility is unavailable in Windows 7 Home edition. I went to ...
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How to tell OS 10.9 to do something whenever I save in a certain application?

How can I automatically execute a shell command, AppleScript or launchd task whenever I "Save" within a specific application? OS: Mavericks
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How to generate DDS (DirectX Texture file) from multiple images?

I am creating a direct X application and I want to put all textures in one DDS file. I have thousands of little .png images (48x48) and I want to put them into one big DDS file without having to ...
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vlc player automatic capture recording ratio does not add up

I am trying to capture screen shots from a movie for my research and I tried it for every second. Both VLC and GSpot say that the fps is 25, so I set the recording ratio at 25. It is a 2 hour movie, ...
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How do I make my server turn on when powered, even when OS was shut down before depowering?

I have a Dell PowerEdge 1850 running Ubuntu in my basement, primarily running a Minecraft server. Leaving it on all the time is a waste of money, and it makes noise at night, so I typically turn it on ...
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Open a new terminal using a keyboard shortcut

I want to be able to open a new terminal window in OSX Mavericks by using a keyboard shortcut. The terminal window should be: New (I don't want an existing one to be focused) Opened on the desktop ...
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Is automated web site access legal? [closed]

Many web sites include in their terms of service things about automated access being prohibited. One example is in ebay's robots.txt file: The use of robots or other automated means to access ...
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Auto-generating moinmoin pages based on docstrings comments

I am looking for a way to auto-generate pages for a moinmoin wiki based on docstrings found in python source code. Our current scenario is: User writes page on the wiki describing $PROCESS, ...
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How to keep Windows 7 restarting the PC until no `restart requirement` is required?

I cannot get new updates via Windows Update because the OS requires to restart - to finish previous/current installing stuff I guess. The restart requirement is as below snapshot. How can I make my ...
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How to find out if a user is logged into OSX locally?

This question is similar to How can you find out the currently logged in user in the OS X GUI? but with a twist. I am trying to launch the iOS simulator for automated testing, but the simulator will ...
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How to automate regular google takeout backups to cloud storage

I would like create a regular google takeout backups (let's say every 3 months) and store them encrypted in some other cloud storage like DropBox or S3. It does not have to be cloud-to-cloud ...
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How can I converse with people on Facebook using an email client and no browser?

I don't like Facebook for a host of reasons, and have avoided setting up an account. However, I'm under pressure to do so because of group communications which are taking place on Facebook solely, in ...
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Timed Webcam Capture Program Win7 [closed]

I have a couple of webcams and I want to be able to automatically capture an HD image from at least one of them every X minutes and just put them into a folder of my choosing. I don't want any ...
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Distributed command and control for home automation

I want a command and control system for home automation. As a Developer, my first thought is always to open vim and start coding, but I would really like to know of there is already something out ...
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What is Windows Automatic Maintenance? and How can I manually disable it? [duplicate]

It really frustrates me and I can't disable it! Automatic Maintenance seems to take forever and reaches 80% in CPU usage or more, if it's ran automatically it stops as soon as I touch the Touchpad but ...
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How can I use a script to control another application?

For example, I want to write a script to control and automate a sequence of steps in an application. How can I communicate between my script and the application I want to automate?
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vim - Autosave file to disk, efficiently

I keep a log file, and want it to be written to disk without having to manually save it after every edit. I've used the :au! CursorHoldI,CursorHold <buffer> silent! :update command that I found ...
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Tool to arrange browser windows on multiple monitors, interact with web page - all on startup?

Imagine you wanted to arrange content for a video wall type application. I'd like the computer to - upon startup - open a handful of browser windows, potentially interact with them (log in, drill in ...
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277 views

I want to automate IT tasks and wonder if Python is a good choice [closed]

I am a beginner in programming, mainly toying around with Python and Java at the moment. I want to get a little further and many suggestions reasonably encourage finding ways to implement the language ...
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Is there an Opera Browser extension that will press a button on a popup window

I have a webpage I visit frequently that has a chat room. After a few minutes of not typing anything it pops up a window specifiying that you have been idle and to hit a button the page to re-enable ...
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How to run a one-time command on multiple mac clients?

I need to run a simple one-line command on a few dozen macs. I only need to do this once. They are all running Mountain Lion, except for the server that manages them, which is running Lion Server. ...
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Is it possible to reproduce several videos automatically in different screens?

I'm planning to build a system with a graphic card that supports 6 outputs (a Radeon Eyefinity) and I'd like to play in each screen a different file, which would be looped indefinitely. For now I ...
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how can i keep several linux virtual containers in sync

I have one website which initially we were hosting externally and we three environments like DEV TEST UAT PROD Now they have given us `4 virtual containers where i have to install everything ...
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What should I use to automate server installation every three months ? Puppet, Chef, CFEngine other tips?

For our department we have a get together every few months where we have presentations but also write code. The locations where the sessions are held differ (not always good internet) and we get a ...
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Is there a way to change the page styles of a range of pages in Libre Office?

I copied in pages to a target document from source documents which had page 1 (which was the page I was always cutting from) set to "First Page" style. This caused all my pages in the target document ...
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Get the title of all the URLs in a list

I have a huge list of URLs and I want to get the title of all of them. Is it possible? (without actually having to visit each and every one of them manually) I'm using Windows 8
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restore windows 7 yesterday's state

I have four computers that I lend to my grade eight students. The students use these computers in order to create various documents throughout the day. Since the computers are shared among a number of ...
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Remove Partition Table or wipe HDD automatically

My school is currently moving into a new building with new computers, so they're selling the old ones. Now, I need a live CD to automatically wipe the HDD or remove the partition table. There's no ...
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Need help on zipping .csv files in SSIS

I have .csv files from some system, loading periodically into a .csv folder. I need to build the SSIS process, which will be checking all day/hour the files and compressing them into .zip files. ...
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Automating Craiglist

I would like to be able to quickly respond to craigslist ads even when I am asleep or away from my computer. Basically what a site like www.classifiedadresponder.com does, but my own way of doing it ...
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Close programs when on battery

Is there a Windows application or a script that kills programs when my laptop in not plugged in (and preferably relaunches them when charging)? I have a few background applications that use too much ...
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Automating changeset merges in TFS based on work-item workflow

I'm working to automate our merge process for changesets related to specific work items, but I'm kind of at a loss as to where to start. Disclaimer: I'm almost completely new to TFS and DevOps ...
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Bookmarklet: run JS command after page is loaded

I build quite a lot of bookmarklets to automate my every day's work. Now I faced a problem: I would like (by clicking on a bookmarklet) to open a page in web browser (I use Internet Explorer) and ...
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How to change Lync status based on outlook categories

I use Lync with Outlook 2013 in an AD/Exchange environment. While Lync's status changes depending on my free/busy availability in Outlook, I was looking for something more granular. Specifically, I ...
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Update .img file

I currently have an .img file that contains a mini OS in it that is run inside of QEMU. I have updated the files and need to package them up in an .img via the command line just like the sample ...
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Emailing folder's content through AppleScript

I'm trying to write an AppleScript that e-mails all files of the specified folder. It works as expected when there is only one file but doesn't when there are more than one. It just gives me this ...
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Log a Windows workstation in with user/password from remote

There are a bunch of computers I have to log onto guest accounts every once in a while. I prefer having the guests logged in by the time they arrive, so I'd like to log them on in advance. I used to ...
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Should I delete data before deleting its partition and extending over?

I have multiple computers with the main drive split into C and D partition. D just has random data, C has the OS. I plan on copying over data from D to C then deleting D and extending C over it. Can I ...
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How to link information box on multiple documents in Microsoft Word 2007

I want to have multiple documents pulled up on word and link the information boxes so if I type in one information box on a document, it will automatically populate to the linked document and ...
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Is there a way to add a custom automated text (like a content table)

I'm using Microsoft Word 2010. I'm typing down my maths notes, however we've got quite a lot of standard quotable equations. I would like to write them in an Appendix apart from the main content. Is ...
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How to save web pages automatically even if my computer is turned off or offline? [closed]

I need to save 1-3 webpages daily or several times per day, even if my computer is turned off or is offline. How can I do that?