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

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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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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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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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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?
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Windows XP/7/8 software installation automation [closed]

I'm a computer technician and I install 5+ windows computers a day. I have no problem with the installation of windows and the drivers as I use DriverPack Solution. The only problem is that I install ...
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Applescript + pdfpen for ocr on multiple files: how to move on when pdfpen freezes

I'm using the following AppleScript to batch-process pdfs for ocr: tell application "Finder" set target_folder to target of front Finder window repeat with i from 1 to count (every folder of ...
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How can I run a command at login?

I would like to run a command at login on my Fedora 19 GNU/Linux system. What is the best way to do this? Note: i am using the GUI. Thus, I could not simply place the commands in my .zshrc file. They ...
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Microsoft Outlook 2010 Out of Office reply with Dear <senders name>?

Is there a way to set an Out of Office Auto reply that includes the name of the sender? My company has a large directory, and I think it would be awesome to include: Dear , example: ...
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Creating Automatic Hyperlinks in Outlook for specific words

Does anyone know how to create an automatic hyperlink in Outlook so when I type in that specific word a hyperlink will automatically attach itself to that word?
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(Dis)connect laptop to/from AC through software?

Contemporary laptop (lithium-ion) batteries come with a bevy of guidance on extending their lifespan. The usage advice is particularly frustrating. You’re not supposed to drain them below ~3%, but ...
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Automate Windows scanning feature

I have a rather older Canon scanner Pixma MP 110. Of course, Canon does not provide any useful drivers (their site is really desperate, frustrating and useless in all means) - the only software I ...
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Open new konsole from script, executing command and becoming interactive on conclusion

I want to be able to get a script (ran at startup) to open up a konsole terminal. When it opens it is to do some persistent things (like change directory and source bashrc) and run a long running ...
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Cisco AnyConnect v3.1 AutoLogin

I'm having a bit of difficulty with Cisco AnyConnect v3.1 in regards to automatic login. I have to stay connected to a single server all day every day, and it would be super if I didn't have to dig ...
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How to create Policy-based QoS on Windows 7 through CLI?

I am trying to add ToS (QoS) support to a SIP client (taken from open-source Linphone) as so: retval = setsockopt(session->rtp.socket, proto, value_type, (SOCKET_OPTION_VALUE)&tos, ...
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Access 2007 - Auto Refresh Without VBA?

I have developed a system using Access 2007 and would like to know if it is possible to auto refresh the data within each element of the entire form after the selection changes. For example: I enter ...
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“Compiling” a HTML document

To build a single application out of source code split in multiple files for organisation, one would use tools such as make. So let's say you want to do the same, but for a HTML document. Maybe you ...
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Save (print) Visio pages as separate files named by page number

I have a Visio document with three pages. I want to print them all separately with Adobe PDF printer, producing three files named (for example) “Page1.pdf”, “Page2.pdf”, and “Page3.pdf” automatically. ...
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Easiest method of creating multiple Word documents with incremental number?

I need to create about 80 Word documents that are identical except for a numerical identifier in the document. The identifier is the same as the document filename, eg. the document named "SN-100.doc" ...
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Is it possible to command a common router without using the web interface?

Some background The internet arrangement in my student home is really weird. There is one ethernet outlet and several wifi hotspots. Either way requires a login through a web site to get internet ...
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How to detect when a specific piece of USB hardware is plugged in?

I'd like to automate some things by starting an app when a USB wifi router is plugged in. How do I detect that in Windows 7?
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How to control iOS Safari from OS X

While developing web apps I need to test results on multiple devices, and often need to change URLs to switch between prototypes, tests, and my main application. Entering new addresses in a desktop ...
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AHK IfWinActive with chrome app

I have a script that opens up google calendar in a separate window using chrome app=MyURL #k:: run "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" ...
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Automating python script on a mac not running

I have tried to have this question answered twice now(1, 2). While both were informative none of the solutions have worked, and I don't know why. The first solution was to use launchctl the second was ...
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How to enable wifi sharing when a usb wifi card is plugged in?

When I stick in a usb wifi dongle, my computer says "usb router detected" and then I can connect to an existing network or create my own and share internet over it. I know I can share internet over ...
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How to hide/unhide sheets by hiding/unhiding the sheet name in an index of sheet names?

I have an index of all sheet names in a workbook. I want to be able to hide/unhide sheets by hiding/unhiding the sheet names in the index. Has anyone any suggestions for a vba code?
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Change keyboard layout automatically based on keyboard being used (Win) [duplicate]

My laptop has an Italian keyboard layout, but after moving to the US I'm using it with a US keyboard attached via USB when at work. When on the go I'm on the IT keyboard and constantly switching ...
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How can I auto-connect to a WPA2 Enterprise network?

I would like my computer to automatically connect to a WPA2-Enterprise network as soon as it boots whenever the network is available, without any action needed by me. The computer already offers to ...
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Counting pages within Word [.doc] documents

I'm trying to find a way of listing the number of pages within multiple word documents, all saved within the same folder. Is this possible using VBA? I am using: Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2007 ...
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Is there a way to automatically take multiple screenshots of a video?

I want to take N screenshots equally spaced out on a video of some format(FLV, mp4, etc). Is there program or a script to a way to automate this?
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I wanted to flash a message on my screen every hour

So I just put it on the Task Scheduler to open this .txt every hour but it always ends up opening up the "Open with" menu and giving me "Acess denied" when I choose the program. Does anybody know of a ...
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How do I launch an hourly version of anacron?

I have a cron job (system update) that fires off every hour. However, I would like it to be reset every time the machine resumes from standby or hibernation. The command is already launched at each ...
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VMware Automation very slow

My PC configuration is i7 3.4 GHZ, 32gb of RAM and With SATA 7200 RPM HDD .. My initial Plan was to automate 10 VM's on this machine , but when i am doing that VMware gets hanged. My Guest VM do not ...
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How can I automatically trust a Root CA in Firefox given a PEM file?

I have: Firefox 24.0 on Windows 7 Enterprise A frequent need to have Firefox trust a specific Root CA in Base64-encoded "PEM" format on disk, e.g. C:\foo.pem (for instance) The certificate I need ...
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Automatic reply to only one sender

How can I activate an automatic reply to only one sender? I'm using MS Outlook 2010 professional.
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Odd automatic mouse Movement after Computer Resumes from Hibernation

Recently, i started noticing something odd happening with my computer. It is currently running Windows 7 64 Professional. Whats happening is this. When the computer comes out of hibernation, over ...
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launchctl plist file not running

I have created a python script, I would like it to run on my mac some time after 4:30 every weekday. I followed the instructions a launchctl plist file here. But it doesn't run, I looked for solutions ...
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Recursively zip files into .cbz-files based on folder in command line

I'm trying to figure out how to write a script to automate creating .cbz files from images in folders on OSX. My directory tree will look like this: /toplevel/ cbz/ comics/ Comic1/ ...
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Can I use my laptop's Bluetooth to hit 'redial' on mobile phone?

I am working on building an automated test environment for my job. right now, I have to go down to the server lab, and hit Redial, and redial, and redial, and redial. I am wondering: Right now, on ...
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Computer-Controlled 120V Switch (with USB, Ethernet, or Other)

I'd like to control a 120V switch of some kind with a computer. I was hoping a unit might exist that could be plugged into 120V power with a male 120V on one end (which would be connected to a ...