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How can I load a website in the background? For instance, in linux you can do something like:

curl http://mydomain.com/load.php

or

lynx http://mydomain.com/load.php


I know I can just have a batch script with the lines:
firefox.exe http://mydomain.com/load.php

But it will load a new window each time I call it every hour. I want to make it run in the background as much as possible.
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Try to modify your batch file to something like this:
firefox.exe -new-tab <urlYouWishToLoad>

This way, it will load in a new tab instead of in a new window.


I hope this helps
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Is there any way to open a new window or tab and then have it close automatically?

I couldn't get the windows version of curl to work properly because the dlls wouldn't play nice.
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In Windows XP you can use TaskKill to 'kill' programs from the command line.
It is described here: http://commandwindows.com/taskkill.htm
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I'm sure finding the right process is loads of fun. I just realized the task manager in XP only lets you do a daily, not hourly task. Oye, now I know why I use Linux..
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