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Create .bat to do a task at a certain time

I'd like to create a .bat file in Windows 8.1 that does a task (specifically, close a program/kill a process) at a certain time. I usually use the command line (which, I believe, works as a .bat ...
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2answers
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Does an operating system intervine after each time slice/quantum?

In the context of process scheduling, does the operating system intervene after each time slice/quantum ends? For example if the computer was idle and 4 tasks arrived : t1, t2, t3 and t4, and they got ...
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1answer
98 views

How a scheduler is scheduled?

A scheduler being a system program must be scheduled for execution so that it can wake up and schedule other programs. I read about process scheduling and algorithms but couldn't figure out how a ...
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5answers
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Linux/Bash, how to schedule commands in a FIFO queue?

I want the ability to schedule commands to be run in a FIFO queue. I DON'T want them to be run at a specified time in the future as would be the case with the "at" command. I want them to start ...
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1answer
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Create an archieve with current date and time in file name using 7z command line

Today I lost my whole Far Cry 3 save game suddenly. So now I want to backup it's save game folder automatically on a certain period of time using windows task scheduling. I want to include date and ...
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1answer
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How does scheduling work?

How do programs designed for scheduling (e.g. Task Scheduler in Windows, cron in Unix systems) know that it "is time" for them to run a certain scheduled command or script? I imagine it's not ...
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1answer
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How can I schedule an item to run? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Schedule a job from the Windows command line? I'm working on a deployment script for a production machine. I do not have direct access to this machine. Is there a way ...
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1answer
461 views

Scheduling an XP Weekly Task Without a Start Time

I need to schedule a backup task to run every week using the Windows XP Scheduler (Home Edition with SP 3). I would like it to run every Saturday, but how can I make it not time-specific, so it will ...
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4answers
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Scheduling starting a service after another service

I have a service that needs to be started only AFTER another service. Is there some way to configure the service to only start once another has finished starting? Obviously, I could use a delayed ...
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2answers
46 views

Email service that will reply with emails after a certain amount of time

Is there a service which I can send an email to, with the first words in the body as '2 weeks' or '13th may 2010' or 'in half an hour' and it will reply with an email in the specified time or at the ...
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User friendly way to schedule jobs in Mac OS X

Is there any easy way to schedule repeated jobs in Mac OS X? I know I could use cron, but I'm looking for a more user friendly way to do it, a GUI for schedules, something like this.