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

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Is it possible to restart a computer in response to an email notification?

I'm looking for a way to reboot machines after getting an email notification. The setup I want to use this on is a render farm. We have 5 boxes with 8 Nvidia GTX 980Ti in them. They're running ...
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How to automate downloading several PDFs from a given webpage?

I am trying to download PDFs from this link. On clicking Read PDF, it opens a new window with PDF in it. On clicking the download button, it opens a dialog box and asks the user to specify the ...
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Launching processes while I sleep

I am an absolute newbie to any advanced working with PC, so I need your help and I hope there is someone who can help me. What I need is "something", that would do work for me while I sleep. My ...
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Internet Explorer DNS cache location

It is known that IE has its own DNS cache. I want to clear it at times. I know that I can do it by clearing browsing history in IE settings. But I'm looking for automatic method, so the location in ...
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Speedfan won't automatically regulate

I used to have Speedfan regulating my fan speed automatically, but ever since I've reformatted, I can't get this to work. I've done the following: In Temperatures, I have only CPU checked with CPU ...
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How to print password protected excel files with batch script?

I have several folders with password protected excel files (one excel file per folder). On the 16th of every month I have to enter each password and print the excel files which is a little time ...
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Automatically Monitor and Rename Files with Regex

Is there a tool that allows you to monitor a folder for new files and apply a regular expression to automatically rename the files?
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How do I create an unattended installer for various applications in Windows?

I have had to reinstall my operating system today and there a ton of programs that I need to install, not to mention quite a few configurations to make after installing them! I heard some people are ...
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Google Drive - automatically organize files and folders based on file name (which is the date and time) at the end of the day

So I use Google Drive to backup some video / audio recordings. It's all automatically synced to my local Google Drive folder on my computer, so it uploads automatically. My concern is if it's ...
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Unable to form a link of a file which is in sites-available to a directory sites-enabled in remote server using ansible?

Unable to form a link of a file which is in sites-available to a directory sites-enabled in remote server using ansible? This is command I want to execute using file module of ansible: ln -s ...
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How to redirect output of a command to files using ansible?

curl http://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack/keystone/plain/httpd/keystone.py?h=stable/kilo \ | tee /var/www/cgi-bin/keystone/main /var/www/cgi-bin/keystone/admin How redirect output of a command to ...
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trying to join my computers in a more efficient way

i know there have several answers about how to link 2 computers together so they can share processing power. this seems to be way beyond what i need and i was hoping someone with more hardware and ...
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mumble: how do I send people to AFK after X minutes of not doing anything?

How can I set up my Mumble server to automatically send people to the AFK channel after they have been inactive for X minutes?
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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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How to monitor a folder and trigger a command-line action when a file is created or edited?

I need to set up some sort of a script on my Vista machine, so that whenever a file is added to a particular folder, it automatically triggers a background process that operates on the file. (The ...
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Not-replied emails reminder in OS X Mail v9.3

After replying to a message, I always move thread to Archive folder with cmd+shift+A. However, I need to track, if a recipient didn't reply after N days, I need to remind him: «Hey, did you get my ...
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Automatically turn off transmission-daemon on high traffic

I have a server with something like 10-12 website and my seedbox is running on this server to. Actually is working pretty well with up to 20k visits per day, but I'm afraid about really high traffic ...
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Is there any way to save a search in Xcode or OS X?

I want to improve my workflow by having a saved search that I can either simply open, or would automatically update. For my current particular use (may change in the future), it would search the ...
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Browser scripting inside a Flash game

Does anyone know if it's possible for me to set up a script to do some repetitive actions within a Flash game? Eg Go to these coordinates, click, go to those coordinates, click, etc etc? Basically I ...
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Automate 3 monitors on nVidia card

Lots of people have posted about how on many nVidia cards you can only output to 2 of the 3 outputs. I was wondering if anyone has found a way to automate changing the outputs that are enabled.. ...
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How to make custom settings automatically applied to new Firefox profiles?

What would be the best/optimal way to acomplish it, since defaults aren't good enough. For e. g., I prefer 3rd side cookies not to be accepted and by default they are. Setting it all up manually is ...
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Can I permanently change the windows timezone vis ssh and cygwin?

I have a bunch of VM's with Windows Server 2008 R2 and ssh running via cygwin. I want to change the timezone on all of them. I would prefer not to RDP to every one of them and do it manually. I have ...
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Automatic Backup of Open Google Chrome Tabs Upon Crash

Are there any chrome extensions or scripts out there that periodically saves your open tabs, even upon a crash? If not, would it be possible to make an autoIt script to do so?
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Making an ssh ControlPath connection act as slave-or-fail (not fallback to ControlMaster)

I'd like to force secondary ssh connection(s) to use an existing ControlMaster connection and fail if the master is not present. With ssh -o ControlPath=somewhere -o ControlMaster=no ... this new ...
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Windows - Perform Operations on File Dropped in Directory

I am curious if the following is possible. I want to set up a special directory in which I drop a word file. A script/program (written by me) in the directory will detect a new file has been added and ...
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µTorrent auto remove completed download

I am using µTorrent v2. Is it possible to remove a file from µTorrent when a download has finished automatically? I want to keep µTorrent open rather then closing it down.
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Automatically change time based on current location

I often move between 2 time zones, and expect my Windows 7 laptop to somehow automatically change the system time, being spoiled by the same feature on my cell phone. I always assumed that desktop ...
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How to automatically remove all pinned items from Windows 10 automatically

So I am currently trying to remove all of the pinned items on a windows 10 machine automatically. (Without right clicking them all and doing "Unpin from start") I want to be able to run a command (or ...
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How to connect to a VPN at startup?

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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Desktop background image from a website?

Is it possible that desktop background image automatically comes from a website? For example, I want to have my desktop image from http://xkcd.com/ homepage? There is a discussion on how to get the ...
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Access desktop GUI with PsExec through service session

I have an SSH server (Bitvise) running as a service on my Windows 2008 server. After logging in through SSH, I need to run an automation script that interacts with the current logged in user's desktop ...
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Adding date to the name of multiple files in multiple folders

I have a directory which contains 400+ subfolders. In each of this subfolders a new file appears every day. Each new file has the same name as the file that appeared in the same folder yesterday. Each ...
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Skype keeps making me automatically invisible

I keep getting made invisible automatically by skype. It doesn't even appear to happen at consistent intervals. Sometimes it doesn't happen at all, sometimes it happens every 5 seconds. I don't ...
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Applescript/Automation in Outlook 2016 for Mac

Im trying to script some automation for some repetitive tasks I do in my workflow. My script (as of now) needs to accomplish only a basic task, but nonetheless, timesaving. I need it to (when called ...
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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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Windows 10 automatic repair loop not showing mouse [closed]

I upgraded my pc to windows 10 from windows 7. Everything is installed fine. I signed into the microsoft account and i set the pin. After that I rebooted pc and showed it me this: Your pc did not ...
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Creating “save as” functionality to .eml file in AppleScript

I'm new to AppleScript and trying to figure out how to save a Mail.app message as an .eml message. Ideally, I would like it to act similar to the Mail menu bar actions, in which it saves the message ...
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How to Automatically Save Sent Emails with Lotus Notes?

I am using Lotus Notes 8. Every time I send an email it asks me if I want to save a copy of it in the Sent folder. My answer to this is "Yes" every time. How can I get it to automatically save the ...
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AAA server with GUI and alert system

I am working on a project in which I plan to display the logs generated by an AAA server in a user friendly GUI view. Then evaluating the logs of the database, if any unprivileged user tries to access ...
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1answer
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VMware Workstation 11: how to automatically shut down host computer when Guest OS is shut down?

I've Googled and Googled and tapped out my entire IT network, so here I am. Environment: Windows 7 Pro. as the host computer, Windows XP as the guest OS on VMware Workstation 11. How can I trigger ...
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Automatically connect shapes in visio based on shape/connection point data

I am making electrical wiring diagrams and I would like to know how to automatically connect certain connection points. For example: In the picture below I have Fan Command Connected to DO1 and ...
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Need a sample script to perform an automated action on a Cisco router via ZOC SSH

Does anymone show me a script sample using the software "ZOC Terminal" (version 6.2) to perform an simple automatic action on a router, let's say a reboot or change of daylight savings time or ...
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Communicating programatically over a telecommunicating alarm

I own a Yale EasyFit alarm system which allows me to control it over a kludgy telephone interface (doc here) Here's an excerpt of how it works: Remote Access The control unit allows you to control ...
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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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using motion to trigger snapshot when movement stops

I am trying to use motion software (but I could use just any other linux software) in order to "log" some manual work by snapshots. So imagine I wanna make a stop-motion film with my LEGO(r) toys ...
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How to manage (admin) MATLAB sessions (saving workspace, closing sessions)

We are running MATLAB using a site wide license. Users connect to high ram machines via a remote desktop platform (linux), and their sessions are persistent so that they can carry simulations over ...
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Programatically parsing web pages

I want to programatically parse some Web pages on sites that do not have a publicly available API. For example check if my grades are ready at the university. Has anyone done anything like this and ...
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What is the best way to automate Windows at a high level? [closed]

I have been using AHK for a while, but since it is mainly for hotkeys I am wondering if there is something more powerful out there.
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Local group policy for all users

Windows 7, 64bit. I have two simple .bat scripts created, one which runs at logon, the other at logoff. The .bat files are located in C:\bat. Other users have access to this folder. The contents of ...