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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Powershell LastWriteTime is incorrect

I am running the following script to create directories based on the first 9 characters in the filenames in the directory and then moving te files into these directories based on their filenames. dir ...
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How to display “Please Wait” while GPO startup script is running?

I have a GPO that calls a batch file as a startup script (Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Windows Settings -> Scripts -> Startup) which takes a moment to finish what it's supposed to ...
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7-zip -v switch will fail to use cpu properly?

I have been using this script for years, back from when above 2 cores was a challenge in 7z and I had just offered myself a shiny i7: "C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe" u -m5=lzma2 -mmt=8 %1.7z %1 ...
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Terminal command to include currently logged on user

I am trying to write a script that makes our network (active directory) users local administrator on their macs. I have the script that will do this: dseditgroup -o edit -n /Local/Default -a ...
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ScriptBrowser for Powershell won't run

I'm trying to run ScriptBrowser for Powershell, but it won't run for me when I click on the shortcut (nothing happens). I tried right clicking on the shortcut to see what it is running, but instead of ...
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Best way to provision vSphere VMs remotely

Edit: Sorry, should have mentioned this upfront: looking for a Linux-only solution here. I'm looking for a way to automate the process of provisioning vSphere VMs remotely. I'm wondering what is ...
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Delete all files older than a specific file name?

I want to be able to look for the most recent file ending in .backup, and delete ALL files that are older than that file (but of course keep newer files). Here is an example of a directory listing ...
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mIRC parsing a name

Asked originally: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/23419961/mirc-parsing-for-a-name So I've been getting a bothersome someone who keeps using my nickname. What I want to be able to do is perform ...
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Combining a bunch of find commands into one command or script.

I was wondering how to combine a bunch of find commands into one. This is the list of find commands I want to run and in the order. find /path/to/folder/ -name '*Sample*' -exec rm -rf {} \; find ...
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Can I create a Chocolatey installer automatically based on my currently installed applications? How?

I intend to reinstall Windows on my computer soon and I'd like to make the process of reinstalling all of my applications as seamless as possible. I know you can create a Chocolatey script that can be ...
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Open browser window at specified screen / coordinates

A customer has a 6-screen setup for each workstation and would like various pages of a web app to be opened automatically in each of the screens on startup or invoking a shortcut. (The target web ...
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Start the script with sudo

I am trying to start the virtual machine(ORACLE VIRTUALBOX) using this script(script name:start_vm001.sh). START_VM=`/usr/bin/VBoxHeadless --startvm testvm001` EXECUTE_VM=`exec ...
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Get value on perl script from another perl script [closed]

I have two perl scripts. The first perl script call another perl script, and then I want to get the result from the other script and use it in the first script to made a condition. I use: ...
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Windows: How to start application when the other finishes

I would like to launch an application automatically, always when some other application finishes. Is it even possible to perform? My specific situation is: User connects to remote desktop and then, ...
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Look for app/cache and app/logs directory and apply rules in /var/www/html

I need some help creating some bash script that help me on my development server by running this commands: HTTPDUSER=`ps aux | grep -E '[a]pache|[h]ttpd|[_]www|[w]ww-data|[n]ginx' | grep -v root | ...
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Run a service action with a file from a shell script

I use CloudApp and it has installed a handy service called “Upload to CloudApp”. I'm writing a build script that I want to hook into this service. Every time it is run I want it to upload the file ...
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Write a small script to extract ms-exchange audit logs in csv format?

Background I'm using ms-exchange 2013 in my environment, and have a separate siem box which analyze logs produced by different systems (i.e exchange). The logs for exchange are internally stored and ...
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creating a script or some way to realist items on ksl.com/classifieds?

Hi all I don't know if this is the place to ask this question but I am wondering if there is some way to make a script or some action to be able to relist items on auction websites like ...
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running for loop - but wait for string of words in log file to continue

so far I have this: for each in {01..10} ; do ./sb0$each/tomcat_sb0$each start;done that will start my apps at once, but I want it to wait until it reads one line in a file, what's the easiest way ...
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Specify the shell variant in Emacs local variables for the file

How can I specify the shell variant for a file in that file's Emacs local variables, when the file is not a standalone program? Emacs allows me to specify that a shell include file should be opened ...
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Cannot unzip with zip command line

I am having difficult unpacking a zip to a specific directory. I am trying to get all contents of subdirectory of the zipped file and not the parent directory. This is parent directory within zip ...
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Script: forward all emails from inbox, after users sends 'request' (Outlook 2003)

I am looking for a Outlook (2003) script. What I need: I want to forward all my emails from mailbox-A (from a PC) to mailbox-B (on my phone). The catch is: This rule should only run, when I send a ...
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Making PS1 prompt refreshable

I want my prompt to be changed based on an output of a certain command. and based on the command result to add a color. example: run the command: cphaprob stat | grep local | awk '{ print $NF }'` ...
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Delete all files from a folder and its sub folders

I want to remove all files from a folder structure, so I'm left with an empty folder structure. Can this be achieved in either batch or VBScript scripting? I have tried a very basic batch command, ...
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MAC Rename files and move them automatically scripting

I want a shell script that runs on a Mac, that when ran, looks for a few things and transfers video files to a specific location on another drive. So when I put in an SD card, I want the script to ...
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Getopts - command with multiple options

I have a command script i'm making and wondering how do i go about combining multiple options the general usage of the command is as follows: Usage: myCommand [-fpr] [-n count] [-s size] [-u user] ...
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Running a script from ssh, logging out and continuing the script

The overall question here is - how do I automate sshing into a machine, running a script, and exiting without killing the script? I know that this has been answered several times, but I'm not having ...
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How do I identify shell script execution vs dot execution

I'm writing a bash script that needs to run on the current process for it to be useful. That is, I want to make sure that the script was invoked with source script.sh or . ./script.sh and not ...
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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 write a batch script that iterates through all png files in all subfolders and does an action?

I'm looking to build a small batch script that executes the command line of pngout.exe So far I've got only this down for %i in (*.png) do "g:\myfiles\_pngout.exe" "%i" /s0 /c6 However, for that ...
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Install a Teamviewer host silently with custom password

Our company has the custom Teamviewer hosts that we can run silently with the /S switch. The issue is that we can't connect due to it not setting a password that we know. Does anyone have any thoughts ...
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Remove from the transfer list when seeding completes

Remove from the transfer list when seeding completes + Remove Data File... When the torrent finishes downloading, hazel starts to process. The only problem Is I would like to seed. So I use the ...
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Gimp script does not have permission to write a jpeg file

I'm trying to run a GIMP script to perform Error Level Analysis. I've downloaded the script (a `.scm file) from here. It does show up in the menu (Image -> Error Level Analysis), shows a dialog, ...
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SSH could not create directory /home/USERNAME/.ssh

My script is executing the below command: command = os.system('rdiff-backup --exclude "**.dropbox**" --exclude "**.ini**" --remote-schema "ssh -o ...
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Get a typing effect in a Google Doc via script?

Not totally sure if this is the right SE site for the question, but here goes. I want to have a publicly viewable Google Doc which is modified programmatically (a script somewhere) and others viewing ...
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Creating multiple screens in a for loop to run parellel programs and sending commands to each

Before flagging this questions as redundant, i have read and tried every answer to similar questions with no success I have this loop where it traverses a directory structure, and runs a program ...
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Scan picture by folder by month

I bought a new printer HP pro 8600. With my old printer I could scan pictures,for every month there would be a folder by the name of the month and the pictures would be inside of this folder. The new ...
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Interact with remote “shell” from background script via SSH

I need to emulate the following with a script which is invoked by a web service run from a Linux server: Access remote AIX server via SSH Log into a Cache instance (if that's unfamiliar, pretend ...
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Batch Files - Script

I have a little .cmd script that executes few commands like mapping network drive, output some info to log file and copy the file on network including renaming the title based on date/time. This ...
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Robocopy “modified”

Using robocopy on Windows 8 to automate backing up several different groups of files. It labels all of them as "MODIFIED" all the time though even if I just ran it and haven't touched the files. How ...
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Linux move files from specific directory one directory up and delete empty folder

I need to move files out from a directory inside a directory inside a directory and remove folder that I move them from. I would need a recursive script. The directory structure: ...
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How to extract the filename without the extension from a full path?

I'm trying to right my first bash script, and at one point a filename is passed to the script as $1. I need to extract the file name without the extension. Currently, I'm assuming that all extensions ...
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Is there a way to find out if a Windows 7 workstation has updates turned off in the control panel?

I have a domain with a group policy to run updates every night at 3AM. If the computer is turned off, the next time a user logs into the computer, the updates are downloaded. When the users shuts ...
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ControlC doesn't stop .cmd script in Windows7 CMD window

I work with several Windows7-64 systems. In all but one, typing ^C into a CMD window running a .cmd file, invariably (and expectedly) stops the program. More importantly, if the .cmd script launched ...
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#!/bin/bash -e :: what is `-e`? other arguments?

I am a shell script coder that always opt to use shell as top level as part of my belt in creating website apps on the fly and have relied on my bash scripts if I want a project to be implemented ...
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Calling PowerShell functions in another scripts

I have a script with a number of functions (not just functions but also other code). I would like to create another script that uses one of the functions in the main script. Here is a sample of what ...
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Creating a simple custom apt-get/config script

As I play more and more with Ubuntu, I'm starting to see how I can automate the majority of the repetitive commands that I perform whenever I reinstall the operating system. Thus far, it's just one ...
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VLC bash transcoding script destination directory

Well, I have such transcoding script: #!/bin/bash acodec="vorb" arate="256" ext="ogg" vlc="/usr/bin/vlc" fmt="mp3" for a in *$fmt; do $vlc -I dummy -vvv "$a" --sout ...
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Launch Script for Windows7

Hey guys hopefully I can thoroughly explain what I'm trying to do here! LOL I have a dual display Windows 7 PC and what I am trying to do is launch 2 different programs on boot, and I want one to ...
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What's the difference between the following cmd scripts?

I've tried launching several programs through a batch file and encountered problems but that is in the past. I'm relatively new to scripts and command lines and this would be my question: What's the ...