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

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Program to record sound and playback it after sound is over [on hold]

Is there a program to record audio and automatically playback it after sound is over? Repeating after 2 seconds after sound is recorded is very fine.
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How to automatically turn off the monitor regardless of inactivity? (Windows XP)

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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How do I automate installation of Windows XP?

How do I automate installation of Windows XP? I need the OS to install unattended, without user prompts. E.g. on CentOS/Red Hat/Fedora Linux, the Anaconda installer supports kickstart files - "a ...
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For both Mac and Windows OS

I would like to install my little app on either Mac or Windows os after the user agrees and downloads it. What is the best way to package the app and do an automatic installation on their computer?
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Diff content of a website recursively

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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Is There an Monochrome Inkjet Printer That Will Print in “Black only” with Automatic Duplex Printing?

Problem: I print 99 % in Black Only - text and automatic duplex printing. I want to avoid having to constantly replace color cartridges in order to print black only. Question & Need: Is there a ...
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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 to automate downloading files?

I got a book which had a pass to access digital versions of hi-res scans of much of the artwork in the book. Amazing! Unfortunately the presentation of all the these are 177 pages of 8 images each ...
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How to Print to Save as PDF from a command line with Chrome or Chromium

Can I print to destination "Save as PDF" from a command line with Chrome or Chromium? I'd like to be able to automatically convert html files to PDF with Chrome's built-in functionality.
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Cleaning text in PDFs using OCR… or “There should definitely be a way to do this”

I get a lot of PDFs from other people consisting of scanned old documents. Unfortunately, sometimes the text on the scans, though legible, looks grainy and is hard to read. What I've been able to do ...
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Open registry directly to a given key?

I need to open a registry key such as the following in regedit. HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Foo\Bar Is there a tool which will navigate to the key for me, without my having to navigate the folders ...
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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 trigger a check for updates in Firefox programatically or from a command line?

Is there a command line switch for firefox.exe or an "about:" URL that will either force an update check or at least display the Help/About dialog, which checks for updates and tells if you're running ...
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How to automatically change permissions for files copied to a directory?

I would like to automate changing permissions for files copied to a directory. For example, any files copied to folder X should have mode 755, and any files copied to folder Y should have mode 700. ...
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Best Approach For Automating Development Environment Installation and Configuration?

This is a problem that has been annoying me for some time now - finally wanted to write about it. Feel free to slap me on the wrist if this has already been discussed in another question on Superuser. ...
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ubiquity automatic install stops at keyboard layout chooser

I am trying to automate an Ubuntu (12.04.1 64bit) installation using ubiquity & preseed on a desktop live cd. It almost works fine. I edited the txt.cfg and added label unattended menu label ...
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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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Utility or technique for swapping files quickly in Windows

I frequently need to swap one file with another, without overwriting the original. Let's say there are two files, foo_new.dll and foo.dll. I usually rename them the follwing way: foo.dll -> ...
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How do I record and run multiple find/replace with Sublime Text 2?

How do I record and run multiple find/replace with Sublime Text 2? I tried recording a macro but, as it seems, Sublime won't record find/replace, only text input etc.
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Software to automate the download of a list of URLs

Let's say I have a list of URLs as follows: http://creamteam.tv/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/10-Chinatown.mp3 http://mp3muffin.com/train/burbs.mp3 ...
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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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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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Is there an app or script that will extract .rar files for Mac OS X? [closed]

...after it completed download that runs similiar to how zip files unextract itself when the download finishes and actually throws the zipped copy in the trash? I usually use unrax but lately with all ...
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Copy and email Etherpad content regularly

I use Piratapad as a todo list for our printshop with 100+ members, and would like to once a month copy all active issues from the list and email it out to our members. What would be the simples way ...
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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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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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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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Windows 7: Automatically login and lock

I want to configure Windows 7 to login automatically after the computer is switched on. That's not because I'm lazy and don't like typing passwords. That's because I want programs that are configured ...
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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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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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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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Run script in OS X 10.6 on network connection. (like /etc/network/if-up.d/)

Is there any way to run a script when a network interface comes up in Mac OS X? I've tried putting a script named ip-up in /etc/ppp but it doesn't seem to fire when I disconnect and reconnect to a ...
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How can I prevent applications from trespassing on my precious desktop space?

I like to keep my desktop clean. I have a single icon one my desktop: the recycle bin. Any other icon that shows up on the desktop quickly will end up in the recycle bin. When you install sensible ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Save attachments from many emails at once in Outlook?

Someone sent me 200 emails overnight, with one file attachment apiece. sigh I'm expecting another 200 each night for the next three nights (the emails come from a server, so asking them to batch them ...
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How to run webcam software only when I am not home (phone is not on the LAN)?

Currently I've got my user cron starting Motion on a timer when I typically leave for work, and then killing it when I typically get home, so I can watch my cat/burglars/etc: 0 9 * * * killall motion ...