Re: Program to run programs afterhours

Subject: Re: Program to run programs afterhours
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 14:09:53 -0700 (PDT)

> On Fri, 2005-06-24 at 15:22 -0400, Peter Neilson wrote:
> > To do this under Unix, use cron. Under Windows it is
> > possible to run the Unix-like thingee called Cygwin (it's
> > free) and run cron under Cygwin. Cygwin makes Windows
> > look like Unix.

Yeah, but its pretty primative for what I want. I need error
handling, notifications, the ability to shut down apps after running,
and key stroke entry after launch.

In one instance, I want it to launch Document!X at 10pm, load a
project, run it, close down on finish, copy the directory to the
network, send an email that this was done, restart the same
application, load the next project, run it, close down, copy the
directory, and repeat 20 times. Then, when finished, launch WWP,
compile a new help with all the previous files read and a new set of
CHMs created. Do this once a week. On anther day, run a different
application with a similar profile. The program I'm looking at does

I posted one in a previous message that I'm playing with and Dave N
posted a list of a few, the VisualCron looks promising.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

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