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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 7, Windows, Windows 10 | 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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