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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How to update one section of website data in another site

How can I show the data from A website to B website. 'A' site has one sections called updates/what's new. 'B' site which I'm building and want to show the A's website updates section in B's ...
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Small remote server for running a script that pings a website infrequently

I have a short script in Python that I would like to have ping a webpage every 30 minutes or so. The script then sends me an email if a particular node of page's HTML response has changed (essentially ...
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Jira scripting tickets kanban multi project

We are using Jira with Kanban style workflow, not agile. where tickets sit in a kanban board indefinitely until their done. We have a redlines project and a bunch of other projects. We would like it ...
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TST10 like prorgram using SSH

From time to time I have to login and issue the same commands to many different devices. I used to use telnet with TST10, at and old job, that was great and easy to use. But with security concerns at ...
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Website “Scraping”

I'm not sure if this is the best place for this, but here it goes. I like to automate my interactions on websites, especially for simple things or stupid games to get high scores (I know it's stupid ...
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Finding an image in another image

I am looking for any type of software that can be run from the terminal that will allow me to see if an image exists in another image. I am screenshotting a website and deciding what action to take ...
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I would like to automate my morning workflow with a keyboard shorcut or by running a script

I would like to either run a script or press a keyboard shortcut to run a set of tasks each morning. For example, after running the script or activating the keyboard combination I would like the ...
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Visual scripting alternatives but for text ( text node editor )?

I want to create tech document for my friend, and want to provide some logic structure. Is there any Visual Scripting alternatives but for text editing? Something like visual pseudo-scritping. Where I ...
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How can we make a build file stream?

Trying to see how can we built a build file stream by which the build will stay at one location and then all clients will only install from it and no need to download it. I would also like to know an ...
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Replacing ANT as a build/deployment tool

I have an existing website with a substantial ANT script that I developed over the years to deploy the PHP pages to my web server. The development is done in Eclipse. I recently upgraded to the ...
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Debugging and step by step execution of remote script in Web interface

I would like to run a script in any language (bash, Python, custom), want it to run on remote machine and be able to observe how is it running in web interface. By "observing" I mean common IDE ...
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Conception of Java application to handle a mail reception and processing

What is the best idea of java application ( JAVA Apps ideally but I'm open to other suggestion too ) that will perform the below actions : 1- Receiving emails to an email address configured ( App's ...
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Unix based tool to manage batch jobs

Here is my task: 1) Extract data from a database (up to millions of records) 2) Transform each row in the dataset and send it to a AWS SQS 3) If a row of data failed, retry. Currently I am doing ...
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Script Based Hardware Simulation From STEP file

I am looking for a software that allows me to run a fully script/code based analysis of a cantilever beam. I am generating cantilever beams with different cross-sections and would like to analyze ...
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Automate Mouse Click

I was just wondering which language/script should I use to automate some mouse clicks. I have to keep selecting the next check box until there are no more. I tried looking and found python gui but it ...
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Youtube: update all subscribtions to 'activate the notification bell' automatically

I have over 500 subscribtions on youtube I actively follow. However not all uploads are shown. Therefore I'd like to activate the bell on every single one of them without clicking through each 500 ...
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Google Apps Script - Paid Service? OR same-code alternative?

I'm new to software/automation/coding but have managed to create (what I think is) a pretty neat SMS-automation system using a Google Spreadsheet and time-based Google Apps Scripts hooked in to Twilio ...
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7Zip as a default archiver (script)

Dears, I need to get some advice of creating a script 7zip as a default archiver. Does anyone has any idea? Thanks!
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Looking for command line (debian if possible) tool doing screenshot of webpage

The topic is less easy than it looks. I need to be able to get png or jpg screenshot from some website on specific interval. So a simple cron job is OK, but I can't find a tool that really works. I ...
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tool to zip/split then upload to s3

I need to analyze very large memory dumps (~10-20gb) from windows machines. The memory dumps are collected on end user machines. What I'm looking for is a very simple and easy way to upload the memory ...
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Automating the “Export Data” button on a web page

I'm writing a script that takes as input fantasy baseball rosters, current fantasy league standings, and projections for the stats expected for players on the roster for the remainder of the season ...
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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 ...