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23 hours ago, BrewManNH said:

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Hi and thanks - sorry but been sreaching for the solution here and on google - i search for 'exectute function between specific times' for run command between sepecific times' for 'autoit between given times' etc etc - cant find anything I could make work for me... I an very new to coding and probably the answer was there somewhere but am not sure how to read these answers and understand the code...

I know NowTime will give me the the time

and this is what I can make of it but doesnt work 

If _NowTime (4) > 14:00 And < 02:00 Then ...

 

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#include <Math.au3>
    Local $TimeStart = Number(StringReplace("22:00", ":", ""))
    Local $TimeEnd = Number(StringReplace("07:00", ":", ""))
    Local $TimeCurrent = @HOUR & @MIN
    Local $PerformAction = False
    Local $LowestTime = _Min($TimeStart, $TimeEnd)
    Local $HighestTime = _Max($TimeStart, $TimeEnd)
    
    If $TimeEnd < $TimeStart Then ;If the time-window falls over night
        ConsoleWrite("Is " & $TimeCurrent & "<" & $LowestTime & " Or " & $TimeCurrent & ">=" & $HighestTime & "?" & @CRLF)
        
        If $TimeCurrent < $LowestTime Or $TimeCurrent >= $HighestTime Then
            $PerformAction = True
        EndIf
    Else ; If the time-window falls within the same day
        ConsoleWrite("Is " & $TimeCurrent & "<" & $HighestTime & " And " & $TimeCurrent & ">=" & $LowestTime & "?" & @CRLF)
        
        If $TimeCurrent < $HighestTime And $TimeCurrent >= $LowestTime Then
            $PerformAction = True
        EndIf
    EndIf

    If $PerformAction Then
        ConsoleWrite("inside time-scope to perform action" & @CRLF)
        ;perform action
    Else
        ConsoleWrite("Outside time-scope to perform action" & @CRLF)
    EndIf

It could perhaps be optimized differently, but this way you have covered a time-frame on either the same day or one spanning across two days.
The literals in the stringreplace section on top were officially variables in my operational version that were filled from an ini-file parameter.

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