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Archive for March 3rd, 2022

How to make a full backup of your Windows 10 PC | Windows Central

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/03/03

Quite an OK guide on how to backup and restore on Windows 10 (since so much has changed since Windows 7, and some Windows 7 stuff is still there but has moved)

[Wayback] How to make a full backup of your Windows 10 PC | Windows Central

In this guide, we’ll show you the steps to create a full backup of your computer, which includes everything from settings, apps, to files using the System Image Backup tool on Windows 10.


Posted in Power User, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7 | Leave a Comment »

Some insights on how readlink approached canonicalisation of a filename having symlinks

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/03/03

Cool, I didn’t realise how readlink operated, but found out a bit more in the answers to [Wayback] symlink – How to get full path of original file of a soft symbolic link? – Unix & Linux Stack Exchange, thanks to [Wayback] daisy, [Wayback] Peter.O and [Wayback] Gilles ‘SO- stop being evil’:

  • Try this line:
    readlink -f `which command`

    If command is in your $PATH variable , otherwise you need to specify the path you know.

    -f will return a path to a non-existent final target, so long as the intermediate link targets exist… Use -e to avoid this, ie. -e will return null if the final target does not exist. – Peter.O

  • Under Linux, readlink reads the contents of a symlink, and readlink -f follows symlinks to symlinks to symlinks, etc., until it finds something that isn’t a symlink.


Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, ash/dash, bash, bash, Development, Power User, Scripting, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Git Explorer: a cool tool to visually learn git commands

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/03/03

This is sooooo cool: [Wayback] Git Explorer

GitExplorer: Find the right git commands you need without digging through the web

What I like is the simple clean UI with a two step selection of what git functionality you want to use followed by a simple usage and explanation.

Very well suites for both referencing and interactive learning.

Bonus: it is open source at [Wayback/] summitech/gitexplorer: Find the right git commands without digging through the web..

Via: [] Marko ⚡ Denic on Twitter: “You can find the right git commands without digging through the web. “


Posted in Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, GitHub, Software Development, Versioning | Leave a Comment »

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