Tag Archive: command line

Here are some useful command line options for Adobe’s Reader and Acrobat products. If using Acrobat, substitute Acrobat.exe in place of AcroRd32.exe in the command lines. Also, depending on your PATH variable, you’ll probably need to specify the application’s full path.

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Three Quick Linux Tips

TuxIn this post I’m going to point you to three quick and useful Linux tips from three different blogs.  I encourage you to have a look around at each blog and if you like what you see, subscribe.  There is a massive amount of excellent content at each one.  OK, let’s get to it. Continue reading

When using cmd.exe, you can put multiple commands on the same line by using ‘&’ or ‘&&’ between commands.  Using a single ampersand (&) will cause the first command and then the second command to be run in sequence.  Using double ampersands (&&) introduces error checking.  The second command will run only if the first command is successful.
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Command Line Kung Fu

Kung FuJust a quick post here to let you know about a new blog called Command Line Kung Fu.

From the blog:

This blog will include fun, useful, interesting, security related, non-security related, tips, and tricks associated with the command line. It will include OS X, Linux, and even Windows!

Generally, one of the contributors will kick things off with a particular idea.  Then other contributors will weigh in with comments and ways to accomplish the same thing on other platforms.  So far, it’s shaping up to be pretty cool.  Check it out.

Unix tr Command

konsoleSo you’re working from the command line, and you need to do some character string manipulations.  You could use sed or awk, but if the job is not overly complex, consider using tr. Continue reading