Native Windows Command

Some of you may already know about this native windows command, but I didn’t…  so here it is if anyone is interested

 forfiles -pc:\act -m*.zip -d-7 -c”CMD /C del @FILE”

 The above command will delete zip files from “c:\act” that are older then 7 days...

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A Perl script called

Ok here is a perl script that is pretty much useless in Linux, becuase linux has the grep command, but I’m a geek so I wrote it anyways. Hey, it could be usefull in windows…lol. So if you haven’t figured it out yet, this script will look thru a file for keywords and only print out the lines that contain the keyword. Of course you could also just output the results to a new file.

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Alternate Data Streams… WARNING

I came across this issue today… thankfully my network environement security uses both eTrust and Tripwire, so this should not be a big problem here, but I think it’s should be watched for. Basically, this is a way to hide spyware or incriminating (hacker) tools by casting or forking the file into another file. The original size will show the same and even the actual running process is hidden from process explorers, the only thing that changes is the modification date. Also, this only runs on NTFS and moving the file to another file system will corrupt the hidden file.

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Text Formatting Perl Script

Here is a pretty basic Perl script that will take a tab seperated file and format it accoring to the arguments you pass with the command. This script will only work if the file has three fields, but can be edited for more. I am working on a way to unlimit this using arrays, but have not found a working solution yet. Also, this script is protable to windows. Just edit the environment path to reflect where your perl executable is located. Code below:

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Multiple host ping sweep Perl script

I was tasked with verify host connectivity after some server patches were pushed out.  So instead of manually pinging each one, and I already had a text file with all the affected hostnames, I decided to put together a little script that would read from the text file and print out whether the host was up or down. 

I have simplified my original multiple host ping sweep script. All you need for this script to work is a hosts.txt file with a list of host names or IP addresses and of course the script below.

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Scanpst.exe to Recover and Repair Outlook Personal Folders

Microsoft provides the Inbox Repair Tool for correcting most problems with damaged Personal Folders .pst files. If you do not see the Inbox Repair Tool on the Start menu, under Programs | Accessories | System Tools, use Start | Find or Start | Search (depending on your operating system) to search your system for Scanpst.exe.You will need to know the location of the .pst file that you want to repair. See Outlook & Exchange/Windows Messaging Backup and Dual-Boot for information on file locations and ways to determine the location of a .pst file that you can see in Outlook.

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