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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Viewer for multiple batch scripts

I have 12 batch (.bat) scripts which have to automatically start when Windows boots. Most of them are endless-running. To accomplish that, I added a bat file in shell:startup, which looks like this ...
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Scripting engine that's lightweight, cross-platform, functional, and statically typed

I'm looking for a scripting engine to embed in a C program. Here's what I'm looking for in it: FOSS (doesn't matter whether it's a copyleft or pushover license) C interop (though I expect every ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Property rent website script

Hopefully this category is not too wrong for my question, I’m looking for web script recommendation for a property rental website(like rightmove.com but simpler, 500 properties max) It’s been years ...
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scriptable utility for comparing equal-length sequences of numeric values

I'm looking for a utility for doing comparison work on a pair of sequences of values, each of which is accessible in raw host memory format - not as text - with no headers and such. For simplicity, ...
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Building a toolkit with synchronization of encrypted containers

I am having problems with the following task: I need to create a toolbox that connects the rsync and encryption tools (question about this part) together in a PowerShell script shell. The ideal ...
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Good software + language solution for as400 scripting

I need to automate as400 terminal actions for my company. I am currently working with python + x3270 emulator, however, some function keys are not being recognized, i have tried multiple ways to make ...
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Portable Python interpreter for Windows 7

Please recommend a Python interpreter with a few specific requirements: Portable (no writing to the Windows registry or creating/modifying files outside of its own folder/subfolders) Gratis for ...
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Are there any interactive shells for Windows Script Host environment

As the title suggests, I am looking for a Python like interactive shell for Windows Script Host. I want to analyze for example, the object that is returned by GetObject("winmgmts:").InstancesOf("...
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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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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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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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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 ...