automate running a program with inputs

Posted on 2012-08-27
Last Modified: 2012-08-28
I found a program called Filelocator Pro. It searches the desktop and can export the results of its search to a csv file. I am wondering if there is a way to run this program every day automatically with a certain set of inputs. For example it has boxes for where to search and what to search for. I would like to set it to run at the same time every day and search a particular folder for a set of keywords and then save the results with some name. Can scheduler do this or is there any way to do it?
Question by:willie108
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    I am not familiar with that product myself.  But a quick look at the online help ( there is a command line option.
    If that does what you want ... putting that command into a simple .bat file and scheduling that via Windows Scheduler should work fine.

    Depending on what is available on your system ... there are numerous scripting alternatives, including batch script, powershell, perl, php, ... etc to name a few.

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    lwadwell, thanks a lot. I did not think of using a command line interface.

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