Help please - looking for timer software.

Avatar

Please consider registering
Guest

Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_topic_old
Help please - looking for timer software.
Avatar
Jim Hillier
Admin
Forum Posts: 2492
Member Since:
August 9, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
August 15, 2010 - 8:25 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

I've been searching for a freeware timer which includes 2 main functions:

1) Run a program (any program) for a specified amount of time.
2) Time how long a certain program has been running - how long to completion....e.g. scanner, defragger, etc.

Anyone know of anything that will do these things for me??

Thanks.....Jim

Avatar
David Hartsock
Admin
Forum Posts: 1105
Member Since:
August 7, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
September 2, 2010 - 6:59 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Jim,
I can't remember exactly which, but I believe [url=http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb795533.aspx:2l8sx0t6]Process Explorer or Process Monitor[/url:2l8sx0t6] will show you how much processing time each process has incurred. Unfortunately, you would need to watch the program as it completed the operation you were trying to time, as the process time would increase until the program was closed - Unless the program called a new process to perform the operation you are trying to track.

As far as a way to run a program and stop it after a predefined time this is all I could find:
[url=http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Skrommel/OpeningHours/OpeningHours.exe:2l8sx0t6]OpeningHours[/url:2l8sx0t6]
[url=http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Skrommel/ProcessGuard/ProcessGuard.exe:2l8sx0t6]Process Guard[/url:2l8sx0t6]

Avatar
Jim Hillier
Admin
Forum Posts: 2492
Member Since:
August 9, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
September 2, 2010 - 2:43 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Thanks Dave, having to babysit the operation is what I was trying to avoid.

I'll have a look at the other two though...thanks!!

Forum Timezone: America/Indiana/Indianapolis

Most Users Ever Online: 188

Currently Online:
18 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 10

Members: 1272

Moderators: 3

Admins: 4

Forum Stats:

Groups: 8

Forums: 19

Topics: 1538

Posts: 11824

Administrators: Jim Hillier, Richard Pedersen, David Hartsock, Marc Thomas

Moderators: Judy Novotny, Jason Shuffield, Mail Poet