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Setting timed... things..

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Man.. I just picked up AutoIt. I'm more into the hardware aspect of computers, so pardon my lack of technical software knowledge (as well as a vocabulary).

Basically, I'm trying to create a script that will send a message in my own IRC channel in timed intervals (say, every hour) to remind people about plans and work we have to do, or a simple "you guys are doing great - keep it up" type of message.

I've created a script that will wait for the window to be brought up, then it will enter the text and send it. But how can I get it to repeat itself every so often???

Thanks!

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not a bad idea, the thought crossed my mind... but how much more am i really learning if i just take that easy road? in the meantime, i suppose i'll have to.

i'm running low on caffeine and the sun's coming up anyways.

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The best thing to do is probably to use a IRC-client with built-in scripting-abilites,

but my experience there is very limited. The only one I know of is mIRC...

There is a program called WinBot which is pretty cool, but that`s not exactly a client...

Anyway, if you still like to use the AutoIt-method, what about a simple loop... ?

The example below is extremely basic, but it does exactly what you asked for..

While 1
   Sleep(1000 * 60 * 60)
   ControlSend("Window-title","","Input1", "Keep it up !{ENTER}",0)
WEnd

Untested and written directly into my browser, but it should work..

Not exactly certain about the ControlSend-part, as it`s been months since

I last used that function, but if I remember it correctly it should work perfectly..

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I've created a script that will wait for the window to be brought up, then it will enter the text and send it.  But how can I get it to repeat itself every so often???

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

You could convert your code into a function and then use the AdLibEnable() command to call it at a specific interval.

Regards,

Alex Peters

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