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command line fun – unlimited command line length

While looking into another problem, plethora of shells, I was initially afraid that some of my fooling around was causing some odd side effects.  While investigating I ended up with a different solution that was actually overkill but it help … Continue reading

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a plethora of shells – what is my shell interpreter

I kept seeing odd error messages from my shell script that simply made no sense.  No matter what changes I made a new error seemed to pop up.  A short while later I did notice at the top of the … Continue reading

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Windows powershell scripting

Powershell scripting is not too difficult to pick up and there is a wealth of examples on the internet to help solve any syntax related question. Simply call the appropriate Powershell “cmdlet” to perform the required task.  The return value … Continue reading

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Windows scripting sucks or does it?

I am not a fan of the big MS.  It started a long time ago when my funds were limited and I simply couldn’t afford to keep up with the MS upgrade schedule.  Not all of their software back in the … Continue reading

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command line fun – finding more space

I may not know where I set down my keys or my latest copy of Linux Magazine, but I do know where my programs are installed.  If I cannot think of where one of my files is I can always … Continue reading

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command line fun – finding a list of files

In Unix at the command line there is almost always an alternative method to do something. I usually remember this when I need to process a few files in the current working directory and I may not always have the … Continue reading

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command line fun – finding the right jar file

Where did I set down my mobile phone is quickly answered by a quick telephone call or a sms from another phone.  If everything were only that simple. I receive a bit of code from a buddy at work that … Continue reading

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windows scripting

I was asked the other day if I could take over a task that was running on windows machine. The sentence was hardly out of my boss’s mouth when he said that “you unix guys don’t like windows though”. Well, … Continue reading

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When all you have is a hammer …

I was speaking with a friend the other day and he was telling about this crazy thing that was being done in his department.  There was a task that needed to be done usually once a day and it was … Continue reading

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command line fun – spaces and arguments

I normally get to control most aspects of the program.  The most important yet trivial is the parameters that are being passed to the program.  Because I know what I want it is usually possible to coerce the calling script … Continue reading

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