Notepad++ : start using a real text editor

Notepad++ : start using a real text editorHave you ever used Notepad? It’s very simple, which is good. However, it lacks the power and features of more advanced text editors.Notepad++ is a free and very powerful text editor. Here are some Notepad++ features: Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding Print text in color User Defined Syntax […]

Notepad++: A guide to using regular expressions and extended search mode

The information in this post will benefit anyone looking to understand how to use Notepad++ extended search mode and regular expressions. Notepad++ is an excellent text editor and replacement to Microsoft’s notepad.exe. Since the release of version 4.9, the Notepad++ Find and Replace commands have been updated. It now has a new Extended search mode […]

Windows Registry Hives – HKCR, HKCU, HKLM, HKU, HKCC, and HKPD

Information stored in the Registry is divided into several predefined sections called “hives”. A registry hive is a top level registry key predefined by the Windows system to store registry keys for specific objectives. On my Windows XP system, the Registry has 6 registry hives: HKCR – Abbreviated from the registry key name HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. HKCR […]

What environment variables are available in Windows?

List of the environment variables callable in windows 2000. e.g. Open a cmd prompt and type echo %appdata% which should return the full path to your profile’s Application Data directory. If calling from a batch file remember to quote the %variable% e.g. IF EXIST “%appdata%”workravehistorystats. (mkdir D:AllMyFilesWorkrave.) ELSE echo Workrave. missing Here’s the list with […]

RegShot – Windows Registry Compare Utility

Regshot is an open-source (GPL) Windows (2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2008) registry compare utility that allows you to quickly take a snapshot of your registry and then compare it with a second one – done after doing system changes or installing a new software product. Download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/regshot/

Remove Blank Lines in a Document With Notepad++ With Extended Search Mode

Switch to Extended search mode in the Replace dialog. Find what: rnrn Replace with: (leave this blank) Press Replace All. All the blank lines are gone. * rn is a newline character (in Windows). * rnrn finds two newline characters (what you get from pressing Enter twice).

AWS EC2 Windows Passwords, Users, and Authentication

The default password on the Windows Administrator account is set automatically on all instances to a random value by the ec2Config service. You can retrieve the password originally set by using the ec2-get-password command, as shown here: C:>ec2-get-password i- -k gsg-keypair.txt Alternatively, you may use the “Get Administrator Password” command in ElasticFox by right-clicking on […]

How to Change User Password at Command Prompt

To change a user’s password at the command prompt, log on as an administrator and type: net user user_name * /domain When you are prompted to type a password for the user, type the new password, not the existing password. After you type the new password, the system prompts you to retype the password to […]