Tag: script

WordPress – How to Move Blog to New Domain or Location

In most cases, the host of a WordPress installation is not the same as the test installation. In the case of testing plugins, themes, and WordPress versions, an exact installation of the original WordPress install would be the best scenario. In other cases, a WordPress installation hosted by an ISP may need to be copied to another ISP. A name…

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IIS Logs – A script to decompress 1000’s easily.

I needed a way to decompress a folder of gzipped IIS logs so that I may run Microsoft Log Parser against them. Instead of using Windows Explorer to select all the files and put into memory to attempt to extract, it is more feasable to run a command line script to select each file one by one, extract it, and…

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AutoIT Scripts to stop and start EMC Documentum eRoom services

Having tested eRoom under different conditions and scenarios, I have found it to be a laborious task to manually stop and start services throughout any procedure as there are at most nine services. So, I created a couple of scripts using AutoIT to stop and start all services that eRoom uses. Using these scripts have saved me quite a bit…

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How to automate Selenium scripts

Selenium is a test tool for web applications. Selenium tests run directly in a browser. I have put together a guide to show how to take many Selenium scripts and automate them using a single test. Prerequisites Download Firefox (i.e. Firefox Setup 2.0.0.13.exe) Download Selenium IDE (Firefox plug-in) (i.e. selenium-ide-1.0-beta-1.xpi) and install by opening a Firefox window and dragging and…

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Compress multiple folders into individual archives

Recently, I had a task that required 100s of folders to be compressed into individual archives. Manually this would have taken several days. I found a script and modified to suit my needs. I chose 7-Zip command line edition as it is only one file and offers the highest compression. 7-Zip is available at here. The only other file needed…

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Visual Basic Script to write M3U playlists

Several years ago, I came upon a script that would recursively traverse through a folder tree and create a M3U playlist for each folder respectively. I slightly modified the script to fit my requirements. This script will look for MP3 and WMA files and create a M3U file. For the desired results, put the script in the root folder of…

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Visual Basic Script to clear Prefetch

The Prefetch folder is used to increase the speed in loading times for applications that have already been executed.  There are several problems with thought process.  The folder is never purged leaving old and unwanted clutter in that folder that will eventually slow down the computer.  Another annoyance, is that this is yet another folder that maintains tracking of what…

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Optimize VMware Virtual Machine(s)

VWMware folders can get congested with log files, file fragmentation, and bloated file sizes. To remedy this, there is a utility available through VMware called VMware-mount-5.5.0-18463.exe. This utility will also work with version 6 of VMware (tested!). It offers among other things, several command line tools for handling VMware files. Along with a couple of handy scripts, that I have…

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