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Windows Batch Scripting: Newest File Matching a Pattern

This would be lightning quick in linux, but I'm not familiar enough with windows flavour of batch scripting. Basically I want to look for a series of files matching a certain wildcard, and get the ...
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Determine what files are being accessed by a process

How would I find out all the files a particular process accesses? I am using Ubuntu 9.04.
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set image for file extension

On windows 7 instead of opening GIF on IE8 (The default) I set it to FF. When viewing the image on 'details' setting GIF images has a firefox logo instead of what they had before. How do i set it ...
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How to check for duplicate files?

I have an external hard drive on which I have backed up files several times. Some files were modified between backups, others were not. Some may have been renamed. Now I'm running out of space, and ...
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Open text file in notepad/notepad++ based on size

When i double click a text document, if that text file is more than 1MB(or some specified size) I want that text file to be opened in Notepad++ while the files that are smaller should be opened in ...
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Windows “save” dialog listing files in reverse alphabetical order by default

Imagine this: no matter which software, when I hit "SAVE", the file explorer dialog that appears is listing my files in reverse-alpha order. This happens by default on all folders and is just an ...
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Only show hidden files in certain directories

On a Unix system (or more specifically on Mac OS X) is it possible to show hidden files in only some directories? For example as a developer I want to see the hidden files in my Ruby on Rails ...
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rm failing inside cron script

I have a cron job calling a bash script which runs fine, except for one line inside it that is suppose to remove all fines in a directory. The result of this line is always 'no such file or directory' ...
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File syncing app that would sync files open with a read lock?

Used DropBox for this purpose for a while, but now it refuses to sync an sqlite database which is open using a shared lock. Are there any good alternatives? Tried Live Mesh, Sugar Sync, PowerFolder, ...
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Extract files from WInZip, perform action, then extract next file

I've got a zip file that contains hundreds of files. Originally the files were in their own directories. Unfortunately, whoever zipped the file did not preserve the directory structure and some of the ...
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File sharing for developers

My project requires us to setup a file sharing system so that developers can share documents and use it as a forum for discussions pertaining to those docs. The developers are spread though locations ...
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Tool to Save a Range of Disk Clusters to a File

Yesterday I deleted a (fragmented) archive file only to find that it did not extract correctly, so I was left stranded. Fortunately there was not much space free on the drive, so most of the space ...
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vim restore point?

Can we set a restore point and restore a file's state while editing the file with VIM?... I saw the "earlier" and "later" commands. But what if i dont remember the exact time to go back. So I want to ...
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Windows XP find most recently updated files

How to find the latest created / accessed / modified files in the Windows XP OS ? I need it because some setup.exe copies some files and then it disappears without any trace, so I'd like to know what ...
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How to combine two sets of files

I have several very unorganized backups of home directories (same user) that I burned throughout the years. Every once in a while, I just copied the entire home directory to a new directory on a huge ...
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Opening With SHS Extension

Can I Open SHS Files ? If It Is Possible, How This ?
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What executable files can run on Windows?

What kind of executable files can run on Windows XP through Windows 7? I know of PE, but I don't know if there are any others. I'm also interested in knowing different kinds of interpretive ...
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protect files without encrypting

Is it possible to protect files from intruders without encrypting it? Specifically php files. Because when I try to encrypt it , it won't be readable from the localhost. Even a simple application ...
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Everyone group Full Control of HOSTS file

Am in the process of documenting how to install a new remote access solution across (our granted somewhat small) user base. During the install of the client on XP the program asks to be given access ...
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How to remove/delete a vanished file?

[macek ~]$ rysnc -av /src /dest building file list ... file has vanished: "/src/file.ext" This will not generate error: [macek /src]$ rm file.ext Also strange: [macek /src]$ fi Tab The path will ...
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Prevent MacOS from making .* and ._* files

Whenever I plug someone's FAT32 flash drive into my computer, MacOS loves to add all sorts of hidden files. A couple of these include: .Spotlight-V100/ .Trashes/ .fseventsd/ .DS_Store When they ...
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Hide files in a FTP-program

I want the users who log in to the web-server via FTP to don't be able to see the files in the root-folder, but all folders and all files in subfolders. This is not for security, only to have a ...
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Windows XP whipped with linux installation, is restore possible?

I made a stupid mistake by running a Linux installation (OpenSuse) over my XP Installation. Now I want to know if it possible to restore files from the previous XP installation somehow (Outlook ...
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Mac zip archives on windows

What is the best way to open zip archives which are made on a Mac? Frequently when I open a zip archive the date file are 0 bytes, while the mac_osx folder is filled with the correct data files. Its ...
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XP orders files backwards

Windows XP sorts everything alphebetically by name, except that it does it backwards. As it folders are always at the end and then ordered from Z-A. This is not only in Windows Explorer (which is easy ...
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Finding out what a file is

I have a compressed file but I don't know what it's compressed with. The extension doesn't give any clue. How can I find out what it is?
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How disable mac snow leopard creating .Spotlight-V100 and .Trash folders in USB Flash Drivers?

Everytime I put a USB Flash Driver the Mac OS X creates 2 folders .Trash and .Spotlight-V100. Is it possible to disable this operation?
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Finding open files

I'm using Windows Vista with an external (USB) hard drive. Sometimes I need to disconnect the hard drive, but when I try to disconnect USB devices, Windows tells me that an application is using the ...
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Are there any issues with having huge folders?

My site requires 10,000+ 1-2 seconds mp3 clips, saved as individual files. They are each about 12Kb in size. Are there any potential issues with storing them all in one huge folder as word_1.mp3, ...
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Why is deleting files so slow on Windows Vista?

Why is deleting files on Windows Vista so slow even with small files?
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Utility that counts the number of files in a directory (recursively)?

Is there any small Windows utility that counts the number of files in a directory recursively (including subdirectories) ?
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Free MP3 divide (cut) software for Mac? [closed]

I use Mac OS X 10.5. I'd like to divide some bigger mp3 files into several smaller ones. (e.g. divide one track that is 9:29 min long into 13 tracks that are all about 30 sec - 1:10 sec long). ...
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Linux image (.img) file compatibility between dd,partclone,partimage and clonezilla

In Linux , is the image (.img) file compatible between dd ,partclone ,partimage and clonezilla.Actually i want use the partclone to create a image from a partition,and restore it to another partition ...
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Why does wget download specific files, but can't download them all at once?

I am using Windows XP and am trying to use wget to download all the pictures (and some other files) from my website which is going to be closed on a host in about two weeks (so I need to hurry). I ...
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I just formated my external HDD and gave it two partitions. What are these files it created? Mac OS X

I partitioned a external hd into 2 pieces as Mac OS X Extended. The partitioning and erasing of the disk created these files on the HDD in both partitions .com.apple.timemachine.donotpresent ...
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FTP from windows to linux using filezilla causes doubling of file sizes?

Running filezilla 3.3.0.1 (and slightly older versions exhibit this behavior as well) to Red Hat Enterprise 5x with filezilla server, we are getting doubling of text files on overwrite. It seems to ...
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Linux urldecode filename

Is there any tool to urldecode a file's name and replace it? Example: $ ls hello%20world.txt $ urldecode *.txt $ ls hello world.txt
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File and Printer Sharing, in 10.0.0.x

I have a strange problem: When I assign addresses of the form 10.0.0.x to my computers, file sharing (smb) does not work. When I assign them addresse of the form 192.168.1.x it works... OS is XP ...
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How to backup and restore only the file stamps (date & time) of many files within a folder at once?

I want to retag all my music collection (MP3, OGG, etc) with replaygain info, but I don't want them to lose their original file timestamp as sometimes I want to know when I added a file to my ...
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Garageband file backwards compatibility

Is there anyway to open a file made with Garageband 5 in Garageband 4? Would it be possible to open it in another program, like Audacity, so that I can re-edit? I'm a bit new to Macs, so if someone ...
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Why do I get files like ._foo in my tarball on OS X?

When I tar certain files in OS X: tar cvf foo.tar foo It produces an extra file ._foo in the tarball: ./._foo foo which only shows up if I extract it on a non-Mac operating system. But ._foo ...
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What software can I use to open a 160MB .sql file? (Mac/Windows) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Text Editor for very big file - Windows The title is self explanatory. Windows & Mac software would be welcomed. From what I've been told because the file is so big a ...
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Can't upload files or attachments

I have tried several times to upload files to my blog and attach files to GMail emails. Each time, the file says "uploading" however the process never completes. Do you have any suggestions on what ...
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How can I show hidden files/folders in Finder

How can I see the hidden files in Finder? For instance, if I have a file named: .something is is not listed. Right now I have to open the terminal and type ls -la.