Is there some way to do a "mail merge" type operation on plain text, xml or html files without using a word processor? [more inside]
posted by geekgirl397
on Nov 25, 2009 -
Faster techniques for grabbing lines of a file and doing text manipulation and arithmetic via shell (or other) scripting? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on May 9, 2008 -
My site's cron tasks eat up a lot
of bandwidth. Can I change the paths from http to local? Or can I move the tasks to my home server? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane
on Apr 5, 2008 -
Paging Linux geeks -- please teach me the inner mysteries of cron and scripting. Simple questions follow. [more inside]
posted by zek
on Feb 21, 2007 -
How can I automate printing a complete website to PDF?
I need to be able to show what the site looked like on any given date. The site is a sales tool and therefore requires user input on every page, so simply spidering the site is not adequate.
Because the site requires user input all over the place, I'd somehow need to supply the tool with data so it could be fully automated.
Are there tools out there that could do this?
Note: It doesn't necessarily have to be output to PDF, just something manageable and static.
posted by gfroese
on Mar 29, 2006 -
So I have a big conference coming up and we’re considering giving each attendee a usb-drive with all the presentations on. The problem is that if I don’t find a way to automate the copying of files I have to do it manually by myself! (+) [more inside]
posted by bering
on Feb 16, 2005 -
Excel formula question. Using Excel as an employee scheduler and need to help trying to create a formula for tracking. [more inside]
posted by cyniczny
on Feb 1, 2005 -
Ok, so I have a php script that updates a txt file on my server with data pulled from an rss feed on Scrobbler. I have it set to refresh the feed when a user accesses a page on my site, and the local txt file is stale. There's (obviously) a noticeable lag accessing this page when the feed is being refreshed. My question: Is there a way to call the refresh script such that it would be its own process, independent of my pagebuilding script.
posted by crumbly
on Jan 18, 2005 -
I am looking for a simple script (perl,php,whatever) or even binary utility that can programatically render graphical images in this manner: take XYZ font (true-type/postscript/whatever) and render an image with the text ABC.
Does such a thing exist?
posted by xmutex
on Nov 12, 2004 -
Microsoft Script Debugger
posted by mmascolino
on Aug 10, 2004 -