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#143 - 05/04/00 07:04 AM Save Graphics automatically
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Is it possible to automatically save a Ping-Plotter-Graphic to a .gif-File for presenting a Daily overview on an Intranet-Page ?<br>Or may be to create a new .gif every x-Minutes for Realtime Viewing on an Intranet-Page.<br><br>

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#144 - 05/09/00 01:57 PM Re: Save Graphics automatically
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I use a batchfile to do just that, in conjunction<br>with two small programs, IceWatch and BMP2GIF, both<br>freeware.<br><br>This is what happens:<br><br>- Pingplotter saves every 10 minutes a BMP file with the<br>same name to disk.<br>- IceWatch monitors this filename and starts op a batchfile<br>when it sees the file has changed<br>- The batchfile converts the BMP to GIF and uses the standard<br>ftp-function within Microsoft to upload the file to my webpage.<br><br>Batchfile:<br>rem batchfile automatic upload PP-pics<br>cd\<br>cd progra~1\pingpl~1\<br>bmp2gif.exe pppic.bmp<br>ftp -n -s:ftp.txt<br>echo PP-pic uploaded<br>exit<br><br>ftp.txt:<br>open [your homepage ftp-server]<br>user [your inlogname]<br>[your password]<br>cd www/pplife<br>bin<br>put pppic.gif<br>quit<br><br>Its likely you must change some settings to log in<br>since your ISP may use another procedure. But with<br>some trial&error it must work :-)<br><br>IceWatch can be found on:<br>http://members.home.com/rkeir/software.html<br>BMP2GIF on: http://softseek.com<br><br>Good luck :-)<br><br>Rob<br><br><br>

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#145 - 05/12/00 04:37 AM Re: Save Graphics automatically
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One more question.<br>How does the graph looks like, when saved every ten minutes. Does it show only ten minutes. Or from starting time until current-time?<br>What is the starting-command line for PingPlotter<br>Thanks<br>Jürgen<br><br>

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#146 - 05/12/00 10:02 AM Re: Save Graphics automatically
Pete Ness Offline



Registered: 08/30/99
Posts: 1106
Loc: Boise, Idaho
Thanks for the great info there, Rob.<br><br>As for how the image looks ... the auto-save feature only works in version 2.20. There's a setup option for how often to save the image, and where to save it, etc. It saves it just like the main screen looks - so you can modify the parameters there to change how long of a period is displayed.<br><br>

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