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wget on Windows

Overview This is to document my steps to download all image (JPG) files along with PDF and regular HTML files instead of using the web browser, using only 1 command (wget). Installation Use Choco (https://chocolatey.org/). Follow installation instructions @ https://chocolatey.org/install Then open a command prompt with administrative rights to install wget:choco install wget Usage My target website (say abc.com) is protected ...

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Programming on Windows

During the last four years, until the early part of 2018, I worked on a MacBook. Sometime in the second quarter of last year, I shifted to a Windows 10 laptop. The transition has been quite smooth and delightful. There were two Rails applications that I had to write and maintain. The first application, let’s call it webapp-1, was coded ...

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How to check which Process is using port 8080 or any other port and vice versa on Windows

Hello Friends, In this tutorial, you will learn the following : – How to check which process/application is using a particular port on Windows – How to check which port is being used by a particular process/application on Windows How to check which process/application is using a particular port on Windows Step 1 – Find the process id of the process which ...

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Windows Recipe: How to quickly track your active network connections using Resmon Utility

Windows 10 is a great operating system when its clean and well-maintained but once you start cluttering it with more and more apps, your Internet speed typically starts to slow down and it becomes increasingly difficult to find out which background app is consuming your bandwidth. One way of tackling this is to harden the windows firewall by restricting outgoing ...

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A packaging manager for windows

Finally, came across a packaging manger for windows, where I can easily install windows software, the way its meant to be, unobtrusive and smooth. Chocolatey is not the fanciest tool out there, but the one for which I  long felt a need and while you can argue that docker does that much fancier, but on a dev box, this is ...

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Automation Tip: Knowing When Windows’ Setup is Complete

If you ever need to wait to execute something until the last mile of Windows’ Setup (also called OOBE, or Out-of-the-Box-Experience) is done, there isn’t much information out in the wild about what you need to wait on. You also can’t programmatically determine the current boot state (without running a boot trace, and you still have to process it after ...

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Managing Windows Services from CLI

In this short guide, I’ll be reviewing the necessary information for how to manage services from the command line on Windows workstations and servers. It should also go without saying that “services” are an integral part of pretty much all computer systems. You should also be aware that “services” are sometimes referred to as daemons (pronounced “demons”), especially in various ...

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Backup & Restore DHCP Server Database Information

In this article, we’ll review the necessary information for how to backup and restore information from a Microsoft Windows DHCP server database. Depending on how familiar you are with this procedure, you may or may not be aware that there’s more to it than just a simple “backup and restore the database”. Besides wanting a full copy of your database, sometimes ...

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