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Is there a way to activate something at a specific time?


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Hellamund
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I want to make some kind of an alarm thing but for my computer, but I looked through the list of commands and I couldn't find one that let you set a time for something to activate. I could just be missing it, or maybe this isn't possible. Could someone please point it out for me if there is one? :p

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The usual advice is to use Windows' Scheduled Tasks, or some kind of cron program.
Otherwise, you can use SetTimer and watch the current time.

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I would use the Scheduled Tasks thing, but I think it sucks because I have to set a password to be able to make it do a task. :x The SetTimer thing can also be annoying, because I'd have to change it twice a week, or every time I want to use it, to fit my needs.

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I think it sucks because I have to set a password to be able to make it do a task. :x

I agree!

There's an AT -command, which doesn't require password, but it's rather complicated to use (command line utility)...
How To Use the AT Command to Schedule Tasks

The SetTimer thing can also be annoying, because I'd have to change it twice a week, or every time I want to use it, to fit my needs.

Why not automate the changes?
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Hm, I guess that could work. I'm kind of a newb at this since I started using it like a day ago... so I don't really know anything about it. :?