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Backup How would you like to backup your Linux and Windows machines? There's a huge amount of available backupsoftware. Which one fits best? Well, that depends. I prefer it simple and I want full control. No proprietary fileformats, no packed archives, no tapes and no clumsy , , ,
Boot from USB flash drive Recently I had to flash an Intel mainboard on a PC with linux installed. The simplest methold would be to create an CD with the iso provided by Intel I thougt. But that didn't work, the CD refused to boot (I wasn't really surprised). ,
Git for Windows Which software package is right when you want git on Windows? I seldomly install git on Windows. But when I have to, I am always confused which software I have to install i n which order. So I wrote it down: * |TortoiseGit * msysgit TortoiseGit Installation Notes ,
Microsoft Windows Yes, I'm using MS Windows. windows index The Windows lifecycle fact sheet (End Of Life) windows
Perl for Windows Some small and handy scripts I've written for Windows. Compress every single *.cad file with 7zip: #!/usr/bin/perl -w # # 2008-03-12/TB # use strict; my @files = glob "*.cad"; die "no files found!\n" if (scalar @files == 0); foreach my $file (@files) { system( "c:\\programme\\7-zip\\7z.exe a -tzip -mx9 \"$file\".zip \"$file\"" ); } ,
Powershell Some code snippets for the shiny powershell ... Microsoft Techlibrary: <http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb978526.aspx> # Stop a process stop-process -processname someprogram # Start program [Diagnostics.Process]::Start("C:\Program Files (x86)\version0815\someprogram.exe") first steps
PuTTY Home of PuTTY is <http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/> Running PuTTY To load a saved session, you can create a batch file like so: start "" putty -load host.domain.tld You can even start multiple PuTTYs at once: start "" putty -load hostA.domain.tld start "" putty -load sessionB , ,
Restore Windows Bootloader, Remove Grub If you installed a dual-boot system with Linux and Windows 7, grub is usually the boot manager to handle things. But what if you want to remove Linux? Windows 7 should then obviously boot on it's own, without grub. , ,
Robocopy Robocopy: “Robust File Copy”, is a command-line directory and/or file replication command. Robocopy comes with Windows Vista. If you're still using Windows XP you can download the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools from Mircrosoft which contains robocopy besides other tools. ,
Samba upgrades How to upgrade to a new Samba release Upgrade samba 3.2 to samba 3.4 with backports To connect Windows 7 to our shiny samba server running on Debian Lenny, we need to upgrade at least to samba version 3.3. At backports.org we can find samba version 3.4 (amd64) ready to install. But how to upgrade 3.2? ,
Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts key(s) result Windows-key + f metro search UI run cmd as administrator * Open the “Windows Explorer” or “My Computer” and “Open C Drive” * Go to “File menu”, select “Open Command Prompt”, then
Windows Autostart If you want to modify which programs are automatically started when Windows boots, run the msconfig tool. In Windows 10, you can find the old fashioned Autostart Folder easily like so: <windows>+R shell:startup => press the Windows-Key and R together, then enter shell:startup and hit Return!
Windows cmd mklink Since Windows Vista, there is the ability to create (symbolic) links in Windows (yeah!). mklink Creates a symbolic link. MKLINK [[/D] | [/H] | [/J]] Link Target /D Creates a directory symbolic link. Default is a file symbolic link. /H Creates a hard link instead of a symbolic link. /J Creates a Directory Junction. Link specifies the new symbolic link name. Target specifies the path (relative or a…
Windows Hibernation To disable hibernation in Windows (Vista/7/8) and to get rid of C:\hiberfil.sys open a command prompt with administrative privileges: powercfg.exe -h off To reenable just enter: powercfg.exe -h on windows
Windows Laptop as WLAN Access Point Configure a Windows 7 Laptop to act as a WLAN Access Point for a tablet or smartphone to enable access to the internet. The desire to do such a setup arose when I came to a hotel, where access to the internet was only possible with a CAT5 cable connected to my laptop. I was stunned - no WLAN access, but network sockets in every room - and they had patch cables handed over to guests who needed internet access!
Windows Shutdown To prevent a Windows shutdown in Hybrid Mode, which is the default in Windows 8 and Windows 10, you can use the following command: shutdown /s /t 0 What it does: * /s - a real shutdown without Hybrid Mode * /t 0 - do it immediately, don't wait for anything
Windows: compute md5sum Or sha1sum The official Windows tool can be downloaded from here: <https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/kb/841290> Extract the file fciv.exe to C:\windows so it is in your search path. Compute a md5sum (default) fciv download.zip Compute a sha1sum fciv -add download.zip -sha1
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