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#1 THE LEGEND x7x

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 09:40 AM

Alright.. I'm looking for software that will start any program at a given time, let the program run a task, then close the program, without me ever having to touch my computer in the meantime. Does something like this exist? Thanks!

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 12:45 PM

All modern operating systems have this functionality built in.

On Windows, it's called the Task Scheduler.
On Linux, it's called cron.
On Mac OS X I'm not sure what they call it. But I'm pretty sure that cron is lurking there somewhere.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 03:00 PM

On Mac OS X I'm not sure what they call it. But I'm pretty sure that cron is lurking there somewhere.


Yes Mac OS X includes cron it is still called cron, but there are also ical alarms and folder actions.

Edited by computerxpds, 16 August 2010 - 03:01 PM.

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