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Old 12-31-2013, 12:09 PM   #14
eschwartz
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Originally Posted by sherman View Post
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.
I once looked up how, trying to see if there was any way to duplicate the way you can easily do simple command-line installation on linux. Turns out there's a way.

Not as easy, but at least once you know where the msi is, it's just one command.

It should probably look something like this:
Code:
@echo off

calibre-debug.exe -c "import urllib as u; from calibre.constants import numeric_version; raise SystemExit(int(numeric_version  < (tuple(map(int, u.urlopen('http://calibre-ebook.com/downloads/latest_version').read().split('.'))))))"

if %ERRORLEVEL%==0 (
echo calibre is up to date.
)

else (
calibre.exe --shutdown-running-calibre
msiexec /i http://status.calibre-ebook.com/dist/win32
)
But I make no promises.

Also, you can put whatever you do decide to use for upgrading, into a weekly task. Running it every week on Friday at 6:00 AM will mean it gets upgraded just hours after each new release, while you are most likely asleep. (Unless you are still up organizing your metadata. )

Setting a scheduled task,
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