An automated series of instructions carried out in a specific order, such as a Windows script created to launch a specific program on startup.

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Automate BTWiFi login using a FON account

I'm a user of British Telecom's Wifi hotspot. The service is good, but after some time of inactivity it logs me off and asks for user name and password. It's really annoying in the long run. Did ...
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Filemaker mail script text with fields and functions

I trying to send an e-mail with the filemaker 10 "send mail" script template. Is it possible to define in the message box text with fields and functions? Example: Hello Richard This is a text List ...
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Default prolog for all ZSH scripts?

I have a file that contains several helper functions, meant to be used only in other ZSH scripts. I do not want them to be loaded with my profile. To make these functions available in my script, I ...
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Perform scp-then-ssh in one connection

Both at work and at home I tend to do the following very often: $ scp "SomeScriptIJustCreatedOrModified.sh" some-server: $ ssh some-server ./SomeScriptIJustCreatedOrModified.sh arguments And ...
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Is it possible to script 'duplicate display on 2 & 3' in Windows 7?

We have about 300 computers that have three displays connected to them: One DVI, one DisplayLink USB/DVI, and and HDMI projector. We would like to duplicate 2 & 3 (USB & HDMI). Windows Key + P ...
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How can I delete everything after the first column in Notepad++?

I'm trying to get rid of everything after a column in Notepad++. Column mode is not an option. Is it possible? What I have: 70.97.110.40 159 ms [n/a] 21 ...
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Batch Script to Trim lines in text to first 30 or 50 characters only

I am now new to scripts but i find it really difficult understanding "for" command (especially with that tokens and delimiters etc) . Saying so, i think that for command can be used to do what i am ...
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Script to Find Certain words and delete those lines in a file

EDITED THE QUESTION as i am open to different type of solutions unlike just batch previously I am on Windows & some suggested SED etc. So i am OK with these 3rd party standalone exe's using ...
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Autohotkey on a win8 tablet: three clicks for an action

I would love to use three clicks on my tablet to perform an action such as ^w (closing chrome windows). I have tried with "RapidHotkey" script but to no avail. I would greatly appreciate your help. ...
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Uninstalling programs MSIEXEC always takes the same time to run

I've created a script that removes all of the SQL bits and pieces left over when you do an appwiz.cpl removal of SQL. Initially some components failed because of 'there is another installation in ...
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Changing desktop background depending on the time of day via script Windows 8.1

Hello it is my first time using this website so I hope I am not asking the question in wrong format. Anyways, as the title says I have a similar problem to a thread that was answered a while ago that ...
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How can I move files into a folder based on their name?

I have several .pdf and .tex-files in a certain folder "ABC". They all are named by the scheme C01S02_Word.pdf C03S02SS01_Description_random_words.pdf C04S01SS02_More_words.pdf and so forth C in ...
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Move *.wav files to new sub folder in multiple folders

On my Windows 7 x64 system, I have in my music folder both *.mp3 and *.wav files in a directory structure similar to this: D:\users\username\Music\Music\Artist\Album\musicfiles I'd like to move all ...
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How to start application after login on CentOS? [duplicate]

I am trying to start GUI application with upstart script on CentOS. I have test script located /etc/init/ folder. start on desktop-session-start stop on desktop-shutdown respawn script export ...
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How to start GUI application with upstart?

I have struggled with this problem for three days and I have tried many ways to solve it but not successful yet. I hope you guys can help me... I have an GUI application. I want to start this ...
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Script to open a chrome extension URL

I want to be able to create a keyboard shortcut to Dewey (a Chrome extension for bookmark management) using BetterTouchTool. BetterTouch tools allow opening urls, but if I try entering the URL ...
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tee causing bash scripts to hang

I have a script that calls a number of other install scripts ./script1.sh 2>&1 | tee script1.log<br> ./script2.sh 2>&1 | tee script2.log<br> ./script3.sh 2>&1 | tee ...
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How to make a bash script wait and then continue running?

I have an .sh script. I would like to wait 25 minutes and then continue running, NOT repeat. It's something like this: #!/bin/bash /bin/bash ~/path/script.sh I want it to kill a process after ...
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tc packetloss cgi script via webpage throws AH01215: Illegal “loss percent”

Using the following tutorial to run CGI commands, and after fixing a small issue executing sudo /sbin/tc qdisc add dev eth0 root netem loss 1% returns an error AH01215: Illegal "loss percent" (at ...
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How can I add, from another operating system, a script for execution on the next Windows boot?

Also known as: adding a script on some Windows startup without booting it I have a multiple operating systems computer, one of them is Windows, and I would like to add some .cmd script to the ...
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Mavericks startup script

I am trying to write a small script to launch when user logs on. I have searched and got the script to work but unable to run at log on with .plist We have active directory setup. When the user logs ...
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How can I get all urls of pattern x from a paged list of search results?

I'm using Windows 7 SP1, and I'm willing to use powershell or wget or whatever will work. I downloaded powershell today (ps 4) and I've got some scripts working, but I'm having trouble with this one. ...
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How to hide cmd window of a Calibre Content Server batch script? [duplicate]

So I manage to be able to share more than one Server Content at the same time with the same PC. If someone want to know how can I do this, is easy. Make a batch script and put this: @echo off ...
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Windows batch script: Manual power up vs Wake on Lan (WOL)

OK, I have a (win 7) desktop computer with WOL set up so I can turn it on remotely, it works fine. Next thing, on this computer I have a batch script, which runs at startup and starts various apps, ...
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Command fails in a script? [closed]

I'm trying to script the OpenSSL ec command. The script is used to validate a collection of keys produced by another library. The script is shown below after the question. The following works from a ...
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How can I queue a script to run the next time a system is up and connected to the internet?

I'm using mailsend (on a Mac) to send mail from the command line. I'd like to set this up such that I can execute a send command, but if my system is disconnected from the internet, that command is ...
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How to split long Google searches and combine them later?

I have a list of keywords, which change regularly. I would like to search Google for new occurrences of pairs of these keywords. keyword1, keyword2 keyword1, keyword3 I can construct a query ...
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Edit file from boot iso Arch Linux

I've messed up a startup script on my Arch Linux machine and I cannot boot into KDE anymore to disable it. Is there a way to delete (or move) that file from where it is so that the script will not ...
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Running the script on startup (ubuntu)

I have this script named startupcss I placed it on /etc/init.d then add the service update-rc.d startupcss defaults but when I try to start the service service startupcss start I get this error ...
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Batch Script to ZIP Together Files With Same Names

I have 314 vector images I'm looking to submit to the various stock image sites I'm a contributor to, but a number of these require that the vectors be bundled into a ZIP folder with a JPEG preview ...
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Run a batch file on a remote computer as administrator

I am trying to run a batch file (to install some software) on a remote computer. To do this, I am using PSExec. psexec.exe \\COMPUTER C:\swsetup\install.bat This works fine, apart from some of ...
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Windows firewall - block all incoming connections enable/disable - CREATE SCRIPT

Is it possible to create script which enable/disable the first checkbox of windows 7 firewall settings (Block all incoming connections....)?
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Backing up recursively is not copying directories

I have the following line in a script to backup and it is not recursively copying all the directories, it gets the files but just lumps them all together. Can anyone tell me what is wrong with it? ...
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Is there a DBus command for adding a program start button to a KDE plasma panel?

There was a nice command in KDE3 that allowed my to add a program start button to a kicker panel programmatically: dcop kicker $PANEL addNonKDEAppButton "$PROGRAM_NAME" "$PROGRAM_DESCRIPTION" ...
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Run a Script before shutdown or reboot windows 7

I need a registry entry to a run once script at shutdown or reboot. I needs cleanup sensitive data after an installation. So even if the installation failed or got interrupted, i may not leave data ...
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linux: monitor logfile for a string and execute script

I want to monitor a logfile (syslog) on my linux debian box. So if there is a new entry with a secific string, i want to execute a script. The strings are "alarm start" and "alarm end" So it should ...
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Script not working when run automatically

This script (parts of it) runs perfectly when invoked manually from the Terminal: #!/bin/bash [[ "`ps -e | grep -c $(basename $0)`" -gt "2" ]] && echo -e "`basename $0`: Mutiple instances ...
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Bash Script Display Remote Screen Session to User

I'm kind of new to bash scripting and I'm having trouble figuring out how to accomplish this. I'm working on a script that is designed to backup and manage a java application that runs within a ...
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Automating my PC setup builds

The company that I work for orders bog standard computers from Dell. We then set these up with user and machine settings and then install our software on it to sell to out customers. I've set up ...
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Automating SMTP Configuration

The following is an excerpt from a series of instructions I am following as a list of company procedures they would like me to automate. Is the following achievable through command line/batch, and if ...
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Can someone help to make this script [closed]

Can please someone help me to make script for multi screen command at startup here is what it is cd /home/bhop1/serverfiles screen ./srcds_run -console -game cstrike -tickrate 100 -pingboost 2 +map ...
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How to automate software registration via batch or script

We use a program called vspace created by ncomputing. This allows for example 4 stations on a single host machine. So, each time this is installed we have to fill out the registration form which pops ...
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Batch file to add specific string in a XML file and zip it to TAR afterwards

To start, I'm not a real hardcore programmer so bear with me. I searched the web for help and I got already some steps further to completion. What I'm missing, how to add a specific line after ...
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windows 7 turn off sounds via cmd line or powershell

Im looking for a way to write a script hat will turn off sounds. The sounds i would like to turn off are the start navigation sound and the play windows start up sound. is there any script that can ...
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rsync --backup-dir not getting changed data - instead it is going to the original backup location

I'm not sure why this is not working as expected. I have a full rsync backup of /scripts/source in /scripts/full and want to put differential backup into /scripts/diff However, when a file is added ...
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List of MAC addresses for 10 machines

I need to list of MAC addresses for a 10 computers having Windows 7 installed on them. These are named in a series like training1 - training10. There IP addresses are on DHCP mode and update every ...
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A button to copy your email address to clipboard in Mac OS

My e-mail address is long and every time i get asked to insert it somewhere, i spend time writing it and reading it twice before i submit it and still sometimes i send the wrong e-mail address. It ...
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Is there a script to change ip address to bypass filtering?

Is there a script to change ip address to bypass internet filtering? as I know programs like freegate change the ip address to bypass internet firewalls.I want to write a script to do it by myself. ...
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Is it possible to autocrop black borders of a video with ffmpeg?

I think it has a "blackness" video filter, which can determine if a picture sequence is black. Maybe it also has a filter to determine crop values automatically to remove black borders form edges of a ...
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I need a dynamic script for changing Host IPs depending on computer name that I can shoot over the network

Does anyone know how to make a Batch/Script, that I can modify, for looking up the host computer name and build the IP and gateway off of it. we have a simple setup of computer name refers to ...