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Author Topic: Run several programs then shutdown  (Read 1094 times)

plk

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Run several programs then shutdown
« on: January 27, 2013, 05:03:26 PM »
I'm not sure, maybe there already is a program already out there that does this easily, but i would like to
run several programs in a row like CCleaner, BleachBit, ATF Cleaner, and then maybe a defrag utility, maybe a few others and then when they are done, have the computer shutdown.  Also some of these utilities are on a separate partition from the Windows C: drive if that makes any difference.  i guess a batch file could do the job but i googled around and it was still too complicated for my dimbulb mind, lol.

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Re: Run several programs then shutdown
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2013, 06:40:54 PM »
Over here I wrote a program that checks for the existance of specified running tasks, effectively pausing a batch file until they're all finished.

So you could write a batch file something like:
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  1. <path to>\ccleaner.exe
  2. <path to>\bleachbit.exe
  3. <path to>\defrag.exe c:
  4. WTPF.exe ccleaner.exe bleachbit.exe defrag.exe
  5. shutdown -s

Or you could set up the tasks in Task Scheduler to be performed at shutdown.