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Old 09-10-2003, 05:17 AM   #1
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delayed program startup

is there anyway i can make say BitTorrent launch a torrent file at a certain time and then close it at a certain time? or have XChat launch at a certain time and then close at a certain time? I heard someone mention something like this and they said to use scripts, if someone could link me to a place about making such a script or provide instruction id be a happy man ^_^
Old 09-10-2003, 05:54 AM   #2
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As far as starting things goes, you should look into the at command, or (more standard) cron. Try googling it, but to get you started:

As far as closing it goes, you could do a killall 'name' , and then schedule that in the same way. skill also works by name as well, i think, and is more complicated... Anyway, for a better description than i can give, say man skill and man killall. I think killall is the one you want tho. Hope that helps anyway, i think if you do a little work to get the rest of the information it'll stick in your head better


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