Thursday, December 16, 2010

Search and Replace multi-line text

In order to refactor code I used Text Crawler tool. Very powerful tool where one can search and replace multi-line text

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

echo without newline

In order to not output the trailing newline using echo, I used the following command

echo -n "testString"

Sunday, September 12, 2010

MMS support in Windows Media player 12

On windows 7, in order to play streams using mmm protocol using windows media player 12, I executed the following command from cmd prompt.

regsvr32 wmnetmgr.dll

Monday, August 30, 2010

Ports assosciated with process

In order to see which ports are associated with which process, I used following Unix command

lsof -i4 -P

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Show sound control in windows taskbar

In order to show the sound control in windows taskbar I used following command from windows/i386 installation directory

expand -r sndvol32.ex_ %systemroot%\system32

and later enabled from Control Panel => Sounds and Devices => Show sound control in taskbar

Monday, June 07, 2010

Add shortcut to Send To menu

In order to add shortcut to Send To right click Windows menu I added destination shortcut at %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

Friday, March 26, 2010

Disable jQuery Lightbox close when clicked outside popup

To remove the closing functionality of the jQuery Lightbox popup when clicked outside the popup I changed the functions as follows


$("#overlay").click(function(){ end(); }).hide();
$("#lightbox").click(function(){ end();}).hide();


$("#overlay").click(function(){ });
$("#lightbox").click(function(){ });

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Gem installation without documentation

In order to install gem without documentation I used the following command

sudo gem install dm-timestamps -v=0.10.2 --no-rdoc --no-ri

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Update installed gem version

In order to update the gem I used following commnad under Ubuntu

sudo gem update --system

Monday, March 01, 2010

Replace string with shell script parameter using sed command

In order to change string inside a file using shell script I used the following command in the shell script, where inside myFile.xml, oldString is the string I want to replace with the string contained in the first parameter passed to the shell script.

sed -i 's/oldString/'"$1"'/g' /home/healthy/myFile.xml

Friday, February 26, 2010

Copy directory in Unix

To copy the whole directory in Unix, I used the following command

cp -R /home/yogesh/sourceDir /home/yogesh/destinationDir

Share directory between Ubuntu guest and Windows host using Virtualbox

In order to mount shared folder for Ubuntu guest with Windows host using VirtualBox I used the following commands

sudo mkdir /mnt/windir
sudo mount.vboxsf shared /mnt/windir

In virtual box seetings, I created shared path as c:\virtual\shared and folder name is shared.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ubuntu Server proxy settings

Ubuntu Server http proxy seetings I found inside file at


Using grep command recursively

I used following command on Ubuntu server to find specific string under directories recursively, where /etc/ is root path under which I am interested to search.

grep -r 'myString' /etc/

Monday, February 08, 2010

Set HTTP proxy under Ubuntu server

In order to set proxy globally on Ubuntu sever, I added following line to /etc/bash.bashrc file.

export http_proxy="http://serverName:8080"

Friday, January 29, 2010

Change timezone on Ubuntu Server

In order to change timezone on Ubuntu server I used the following command

sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

Check MySQL version

In order to check MySQL version I used the following SQL query

show variables like 'version';

Craete tar file archive and extract it

To create a tar file archive I used the following command
tar -cvf package.tar folderName

To untar (extract) the file I used the following commnad
tar -xvf package.tar

Monday, January 11, 2010

Format Date String in DOS batch file

To format date in DOS batch file I used the following syntax,

echo %date:~8,2%%date:~3,2%%date:~0,2%

which output 100111 for 11th January 2010.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Kill all unix processes with name known

In order to kill the process in Unix withe the name of the process I used the following command, where poller is the name of the process

kill -9 `ps -ef | grep poller | grep -v grep | awk '{print $2}'`

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Set time and date from command line in unix

To set date using command prompt in Unix I used the following command

sudo date MMDDHHMI

where MM is the month, DD is the date, HH is the hour and MI is the minute