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Old 12-30-2013, 08:04 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by eschwartz View Post
You could always run that as a bat script. Only two command-line commands are needed:

calibre.exe --shutdown-running-calibre
msiexec /i http://status.calibre-ebook.com/dist/win32

or use win64 for the 64-bit version. No need for compiling a program to do the same thing, since msiexec can use an http location. It is (obviously) 64-bit compatible, you can switch it yourself in 8 seconds.

Then if you really need to, you can also add this as a scheduled task, to run every week at 5:00 AM Friday, just hours after it is usually released and in the middle of the night when you're not up anyway.

Based on the discussion here (although it was for linux): http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...3&postcount=24

You could always modify that script into a bat script. It was mainly for testing to see if the latest version was installed. The whole discussion was pretty cool though.
Oooh, I never knew you could feed msiexec a URL instead of a local file.

Currently I use a batch file that uses cURL to download the file to a temp file.
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