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Month: October 2016

Never Lose Your Work at the Console

Never Lose Your Work at the Console

If you’re like me, every once in a while you have a dash of brilliance, write the perfect one-liner, but forget to record your work. You know you solved this problem already, but none of your documentation bears witness. You’re a trapeze artist without a safety net when you work at the console. Now, between transcripts, saving previous output, and HistoryPX, you won’t have to worry. Transcripts Transcripts are exactly what you think they are. They are a character for…

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Tail a File in PowerShell

Tail a File in PowerShell

In my limited Linux administration experience I got used to dealing with text. Text documents that held configuration files, text manipulation in the pipeline, text everywhere. Every search was just a grep away. When troubleshooting in Linux you’re constantly reading log files. Checking for changes and seeing if your what you’re flushing comes out the correct pipe. A tool that made the job easier was the tail command with the -f argument. This allows you to follow whatever is appended…

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