Launch External Program on file download

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Launch External Program on file download

Postby m69bv3 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:07 pm


Is there any way to add a very simple feature, by adding in the options the possibility to launch a program when a file is downloaded.

You configure program to be launched to "c:\script\myprogram.exe"

Then when "C:\download\myfile.rar" is downloaded locally the program is called with the filepath in argument:

c:\script\myprogram.exe "C:\download\myfile.rar"

This is the only missing feature that prevent me from switching to FTP Rush

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Re: Launch External Program on file download

Postby Rhino Cracker » Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:42 am

You can do something similar using the internal script editor.
I've made it looking for changes in a directory using a batch file and execute something when there has not been any changes for more than 10 seconds (this was for XP; it seems like I have to increase this time for Win10 because of a frozen directory listing for a longer time).
I'm simply using my own function (in script editor) that starts the download and the look-for-changed.bat at the same time.
I think you could also set it to a Hotkey.

Simply search for "unrar" in "support" section in this forum.
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