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Questions tagged [scripting]

Use this tag to discussing programming which automates the execution of tasks that could alternatively be executed one-by-one by a human operator.

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Versions of all programs in my computer

I need to perform some actions (say, for example, I install a program on an iMac and then generate a report that includes the following information: the version of MacOS running on the iMac (eg. ...
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Software or script to retrieve a list of jpeg files in a remote folder

I need to extract each week a list of files in a remote folder on my internet site. I need to retrieve the url to use those jpeg in an offline application, to load the images random. Also maybe useful ...
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HTML internal link checker

I'm looking for a link checker for HTML documents. Not for a website: for an HTML document, or a small collection of HTML documents. My constraints: It must work on a collection of HTML files passed ...
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What is the best way to schedule python scripts, log their execution, and send alerts if one fails? (On Windows)

In terms of being alerted when they fail, I do not believe Task Scheduler will accomplish this because if the cause of failure is a system wide issue (ex: Machine is down altogether), then Task ...
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Automatable/Scriptable Video Editor (for building video grid)

I'm looking to automate the production of an increasing number of videos, which will take the form of a 4x4 grid. I would specify 4 video tracks and an audio track as an input, specify other necessary ...
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Run script/programm when receive an email (Windows)

Run script/programm when receive an email from specific sender (with specific content) in Windows. I prefer to use open-source or built-in/native soft for this purpose, if possible.
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Loooking for tools to merge two versions of folders keeping latest files

Is there any tool that can take two folders (with sub folders) and merge them to create a single latest master copy by picking the latest versions of files from the two input folders? I am trying to ...
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How to get free bash access on windows machine without admin rights?

i would like to execute bash scripts at work but can't seem to find a decent way. My devices are my windows pc (no admin rights) and my Iphone. I want my scripts to run all day, so since my work pc ...
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What lightweight library provides a way to transform JSON in safe way based on external configuration / input?

Context I'm currently developing a tool to generate graphical output based on input: a reusable template to be used, which consists of: graphical template, descriptor containing also definition ...
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Replacement for VBScript for User-Scripts

We're using VBScript as a rather big part (>100k LOC, mostly Classes) of our software but since it's pretty old and we're quite unsure how MS support will look like in the future, we're looking for an ...
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LibreOffice Write headless mail merge script

Libre Writer from LibreOffice has an excellent mail merge feature. And an API to access most of the internal functions including mail merge. I am looking for a bash (Linux) script that takes a ...
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Some freeware tool or script to fetch the MS SQL Server Edition

I need to check "Microsoft SQL Server Edition" e.g. Standard, Express or Enterprise etc installed on multiple systems, but to get the edition details I manually execute @@version query on each SQL ...
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Alternatives to Python and Perl for scripting on linux servers

Are there any modern scripting alternatives to Python and Perl on linux servers? I like Python, but I'm not fond of the indentation way of structuring code. In that regards, Perl is way better. ...
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What single-page application (SPA) frameworks can be used for deployment of a file system-based HTML Application (HTA)?

This question was originally posted on Stack Overflow in the hope that active HTA developers who've faced a similar scenario would see it, but it has been cross-posted here at the suggestion of a ...
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File diff viewer visualizing historical data

I have a folder full of textfiles savestate-1.xml savestate-2.xml savestate-5.xml savestate-500.xml which represent how a single file, in this case savestate.xml, changed over time. I.e. a full dump ...
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Database and Spreadsheet combination

Is there any software that combines spreadsheet and database engine functionality? I would like to be able to paste two tables (for example results of SQL queries, with 20+ different columns each) ...
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Need help finding a specific directory printing program

I used to have this program that would print a list of folders into a txt document like so (little lines included): 01 Recipes ├───Cookies │ ├───Christmas │ │ ├───Red │ │ └───Green │ └───...
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Scripting engines benchmark

How or with what tool can I compare performance of Scripting engines or run a valid benchmark? Jexl Javascript Groovy Beanshell Velocity ... I want to check how much time take similar logic (...
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Tool to script telnet connections, commands, etc

I have some embedded network devices I need to configure. Right now I don't know their IP addresses, and obtaining them is something I can do in PowerShell (I think). Once I get the IP addresses, I'...
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I want to develop a web app in a scripting language without mutable state

I like Django and Rails because changes to my backend can load very fast (compared to a Java based web framework) and I like Haskell because of the absence of mutable state. I would like a web ...
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App/script/plugin that will automate repeated re-login

I'm looking for an app, script, or chrome plugin that will automatically log me out of a website and then log me back in at regular intervals. Basically, the site has a search function that displays ...
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FTP client with post transfer action

I need to upload one or more files to an FTP server and once the file(s) is/are correctly uploaded (resume on break needed), rename the file(s) (e.g. filename.tmp to filename.dat). The client must ...
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Scripting engine embeddable in C++ that can be terminated at will?

I'm making a programming game in C++ and Qt, but have a unique constraint as far as my choice in engines go; because it's possible that the player may write code that loops infinitely or takes a long ...
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Good scripting language with int64/uint64 support which can be embedded

Is there any scripting language which has native int64/uint64 support? I want to use this in a C++ game, so I need these features: Can call it's functions from C++ Cross-platform (Windows + Linux ...
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Advanced scripts for router

I have a Netgear DGN2200v2 router. I am trying to make advanced scripts for the router. Specifically, I want to detect people using eMule and Torrent, and then block them from accessing for 5 minutes, ...
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Looking for software library manager that runs scripts from searchable database

I am looking for a GUI program that stores scripts in a database which presents the scripts in a tree structure, like a Smalltalk image browser or the Microsoft Management Console, and it should ...
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Seeking a visual scripting environment

I am looking for a Visual Scripting IDE. Since there are too many for me to try each out in depth, given my current crushing deadlines, I will specify as much as I can and hope for a reply from ...
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Citation generator script

I'm looking for a script that generates a full citation (Chicago, Harvard etc.) based for the webpage it's on. The script could be PHP- or JavaScript-based, could be a WordPress plugin etc. - very ...
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Local CI-like tool

I'm looking for something like a Continous Integration tool like Jenkins or Bamboo. But I don't want something that big and heavy, it shouldn't be like a server. Just an eleborated batch tool (first ...
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Is there any C# API or library similar to Scratch or Android App Inventor? [closed]

I'd like to create a C# application, where the user is able to create drag and drop scripts, similarly as at Scratch or similar programming environments. The scripts will be used internally in the ...
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Easily scripted audio splitter [duplicate]

I would like to split up my downloaded podcasts (.mp3 files) into 5 minute segments, audio normalize them, and script this to occur whenever a USB is plugged in. I would like to do this with the ...
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Android app to execute a script in background only

I'm searching for an Android app that can execute an script in the background. It should not show or change any foreground UI when the script is executed, not even a toast or notification is allowed. ...
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GUI scipting for Linux

Effectively, I am looking for an AutoIt clone for Linux. I am aware of tools like Sikuli, Javaauto, etc, but they just won't cut it, because they rely on x, y coordinates and for example they are ...