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I am trying to make a script that will run itself at a set time of day. Such as at 6:00 am. Any help would be great. :)

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I am trying to make a script that will run itself at a set time of day. Such as at 6:00 am. Any help would be great. :)

A script can not open itself. You could open it with a task scheduler OR you could write another script that loads on system start-up and stays idle until a certain time before triggering the script you want to run. Or You can load your script at startup and have it stay idle until a certain time.

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A script can not open itself. You could open it with a task scheduler OR you could write another script that loads on system start-up and stays idle until a certain time before triggering the script you want to run. Or You can load your script at startup and have it stay idle until a certain time.

I already have a script that loops over and over, is there any way I can add some script to that one that will only run if it is 6:00 am?

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If @HOUR = 6 Then _MoreStuff()

put that in you loop


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I already have a script that loops over and over, is there any way I can add some script to that one that will only run if it is 6:00 am?

If @Hour = 6 And @Min = 0 AND @Sec <2 Then
    Sleep(1000)
    myFunction()
EndIf

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If @HOUR = 6 Then _MoreStuff()

put that in you loop

That can be a bit dangerous (from experience). @Hour will be 6 for 60 minutes.

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

That can be a bit dangerous (from experience). @Hour will be 6 for 60 minutes.

Yep - I was going to let the OP learn that :-)

I had coded a few other ways to handle that issue, but it depends on how his loop is setup and what else it is doing.

Edit1: One example would be if the OP inserted your code into a loop like this:

While 1
    Sleep(10000)
    If @HOUR = 6 And @MIN = 0 And @SEC < 2 Then
        Sleep(1000)
        myFunction ()
    EndIf
WEnd
The ten second delay might cause the trigger window to be missed.

Edit2: The simplest way might be to have the script of interest start when the computer starts and have that script idle until it is 6AM using a do/sleep/until loop.

Edited by herewasplato

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Yep - I was going to let the OP learn that :-)

I had coded a few other ways to handle that issue, but it depends on how his loop is setup and what else it is doing.

Edit1: One example would be if the OP inserted your code into a loop like this:

While 1
    Sleep(10000)
    If @HOUR = 6 And @MIN = 0 And @SEC < 2 Then
        Sleep(1000)
        myFunction ()
    EndIf
WEnd
The ten second delay might cause the trigger window to be missed.

Edit2: The simplest way might be to have the script of interest start when the computer starts and have that script idle until it is 6AM using a do/sleep/until loop.

Right you are

He would then have to change the @Sec < 2 in my code to @Sec < 12.

An example of your method would be (for the OPs sake)

Do
   Sleep(10000)
Until @Hour = 6

That would exit the loop anytime from (@Hour = 6) to (@Hour = 6 AND @Sec = 10)


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Thanks for the help, my script works great now. I dont have to get up early!

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I am trying to make a script that will run itself at a set time of day. Such as at 6:00 am. Any help would be great. :)

Why dont you just use the task scheduler in windows located in the control panel

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That can be a bit dangerous (from experience). @Hour will be 6 for 60 minutes.

What are you talking about? If my clock shows 11:43, @Hour will show 11

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What are you talking about? If my clock shows 11:43, @Hour will show 11

Give the head a shake lad. Not too hard though, wouldn't want to lose anything or set something to rattling.

If your clock shows 11:00:00 it's going to show @hour as 11 right up until 11:59:59.

Now a little bit of math and you can figure out just how many minutes that is. To hard for me today. Maybe tomorrow I'll write a script to do it as long as it won't be longer than 3 lines.

:)


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I see what you mean. It just wasn't clear when you said @HOUR will be 6 for 60 minutes, I took that as @HOUR will be 60.

So in closing, definitely check that the minutes are zero if you have to run at the exact beginning of an hour.

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...it depends on how his loop is setup and what else it is doing...

Okay, before anyone comments - I know that I'm quoting myself...

I talk to myself, so why can't I quote myself???

Anyway, I see that the OP has a solution now - but I wanted to mention this simple loop:

While 1
    Do
        Sleep(10000)
    Until @HOUR = 6
    ;do stuff at about 6 AM

    Do
        Sleep(10000)
    Until @HOUR = 7
    ;do stuff at about 7 AM or do nothing
WEnd
As long as you have at least one other loop like above - you need not worry that @HOUR will = 6 for 60 minutes. If just depends on the resolution that you need... but I've never used AutoIt for task scheduling - that is what the OS's task scheduler is for. :-)

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So in closing, definitely check that the minutes are zero if you have to run at the exact beginning of an hour.

Thats right. Just don't set @Sec to 0. It's to easy to miss it in a loop like that. In that case you would use If @Sec<=1 Then or If @Sec <=2 Then. That gives you a bit of room so you don't miss the actual occurence of @Sec being 0 because of the sleep. Of course in this case I don't think the OP needs that precision anyway.

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i take it you only want it to run once daily?

so instead why not use a last run variable that records the date the task itself last run... and save it to an ini if you like.

that way you have a 60 minute window (using @hour = X) and you can use a longer sleep period, and it will only run once daily. just a suggestion.

eg.

#include <Date.au3>
$Lastrun = iniread ("scheduler.ini", "general", "LastRun","1900/01/01")
while 1
    Do
        sleep(60000);sleep for a minute 
    until @hour = 11 and $LastRun <> _NowCalcDate()
    
    $LastRun = _NowCalcDate()
    IniWrite ("scheduler.ini", "general", "LastRun",$LastRun)
    msgbox (0, "Some Stuff to do here","Some Stuff to do here")
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