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Looking for a specific utility, any suggestions?


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jlmorgan

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Hello there, this is my first topic, please be gentle!!

I am looking for a utility that can automate the starting and stopping of a specific application at certain time intervals. The reason being my ISP doesn't like me downloading large files at peak time, but I'm usually in bed or at work when off peak becomes peak, so I'm always upsetting them!

I need a peice of software, preferably free or cheap, that will allow me to set my download manager to start itself at midnight, and switch off at whenever peak time starts!!

If anyone has any suggestions, I would be greatful.

Many thanks,

James
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Hello, and welcome to Geeks to Go.

I'm quite sure this is possible, I think you can do it via a .bat script. I will look deeper into it and try to get back as fast as I can! Until then please google/wiki .bat scripting.

~Sam
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Alot of download managers have the option for timed downloads but it depends what kind of things you are downloading.
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If it helps, I am using Azureus, probably should have mentioned that earlier!!
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Yup because we cant help you with p2p downloading.
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We here at GeeksToGo will not assist you with issues relating to P2P file sharing programs. While many of these programs are-in-and of themselve legal, most things aquired by their use are not. Instead of attempting to differentiate between the legal use of P2P programs and the illegal use thereof, we have decided to stop helping with issues regarding this software. It is also in your best interest to know that many P2P software packages come bundled with spyware/malware/virii and that their use greatly increases the chances of your computer becoming infected. I strongly suggest that you uninstall these programs and refrain from using them at all costs.

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