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Batch file using WGET to download from FTP

02.10.2010 · Posted in Tools

One batch file that will allow you to download certain dated files while excluding some folders using WGET. I need to download files from an FTP site: and these are the conditions: 1) Download all files except the ones with extentions .R, .A, .C, .E, .P, .A 2) Download only files starting with 0066, 7019, ...

Best free anti-spyware software

01.28.2009 · Posted in Tools

I was wondering what are the best and most effective anti-spyware software available to download for free on the internet. Personally I tend not to stick to one software, and have at least 3 of them scanning my pc every week. The ones I find easy-to-use, and effective are listed below:   Spybot Search & Destroy ...

PowerGREP – string search tool

01.27.2009 · Posted in Tools

This is one useful tool that allows you to search for expressions in files and folders. PowerGrep will output the filenames and the line numbers that match your search expressions. I use it all the time to look for connection strings in web config files. Consider this example below: I need to look the word ...

GNU Wget

01.16.2009 · Posted in Linux, Tools

GNU Wget is an application that allows to retrieve files from the internet – http, https, and ftp. My company uses Wget to download files from an FTP datafeed provider and this is how it is setup:  Download Wget from here Install it on your machine Add “C:\Program Files\Gnuwin32\bin to the path variable in the ...

Active ports – monitoring ports

01.16.2009 · Posted in Networking, Tools

An alternative to netstat command and it’s graphical too! This is a great tool that allows you to monitor what tcp or udp ports are opened in your local machine. You can use it to find out what ports are being used by what applications. It displays a local and remote IP address along with ...

The best remote access tool?

01.07.2009 · Posted in Tools

Being able to administer a server remotely is important. As a matter of fact, most of the servers administration is done remotely, that is you are not physically in front of the machines. I use three main remote access tools to manage my machines. Remote Desktop – this is a free software from Microsoft that allows ...

Cron scheduling service

01.05.2009 · Posted in Tools

Cron is a Unix based scheduler service. It is an alternative solution to the Windows Scheduled Tasks. You can download a free copy of cron here. To install cron follow these steps: Run the application to this folder C:\Windows Create a file called “crontab” using notepad, and save it without the txt extention. The filename has ...

It’s 2009, and it’s time to setup your own blog

01.01.2009 · Posted in Tools

Honestly, it is not hard to setup a blog website. You do not need to have web design skills however some webmaster knowledge is necessary. Anyway if you are thinking of starting up your own blog, follow my steps below. Get a domain name – Your website or blog will need to have a name, for example ...

WSendmail – useful little mail utility

12.17.2008 · Posted in Tools

WSendmail is a very useful tool that allows you to send emails. I use this a lot in my scripts or batch files. For example, you can use WSendmail in a batch file to send you an email whenever your hard drives are running out of space. Here is an example of using WSendmail: C:\Program Files\Mailutil\wsendmail ...