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soon.bat for Windows
Previous versions of the Windows Resource Kit shipped with a utility called "soon.exe". This useful little tool used the Windows scheduler service to make a deferred command happen "real soon now" -- great when you need to launch something (like cmd.exe or regedit) in the local system security context. Unfortunately, soon.exe does not ship with the current resource kit. The attached batch file provides basically the same functionality.

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Unknown User anonymous2
[04/16/04 | Discuss (2) | Link to this hack]

@if (%_echo%)==() echo off

if (%1)==() goto Usage
set _command=%*

for /F "tokens=1,2,3 delims=:." %%i in ("%time%") do call :DoIt %%i %%j %%k
goto :EOF

rem %1 = hour
rem %2 = minute
rem %3 = second
set _hour=%1
if (%_hour:~0,1%)==(0) set _hour=%_hour:~1%
set _minute=%2
if (%_minute:~0,1%)==(0) set _minute=%_minute:~1%
set /a _minute+=1
if %3 GEQ 55 set /a _minute+=1
if %_minute% LSS 60 goto :DontFixMinute
set /a _minute-=60
set /a _hour+=1
if %_hour% LSS 24 goto :DontFixHour
set /a _hour-=24
rem schedule it
at %_hour%:%_minute% /interactive %_command%
rem print the current schedule list
rem print the current time
time < nul | findstr -i current
goto :EOF

echo use: soon command [parameters]
goto :EOF

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