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Update R from within the console

G14th February 2017 

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A useful protocol for updating the R statistical package from within the R console window.

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HTTPS for Free

G29th January 2017 

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For those wishing to serve their website securely over HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) via SSL/TLS, there is now a free option for obtaining the necessary certificates.

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Download all PDFs from a web page via PowerShell

G6th December 2016 

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Use PowerShell to download every PDF from a web page and save them to a nominated folder.

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Unzip .tar.gz files in Windows

G24th November 2016 

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Use this one-liner in the command prompt to extract the contents of .tar.gz files on Microsoft Windows machines.

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Enabling SSL and HTTPS on a WordPress site

G13th November 2016 

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Step-by-step instructions for enabling your WordPress blog or website to be served over HTTPS using SSL or TLS.

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Upload files to an SFTP server via PowerShell

G11th November 2016 

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Easily transfer files from a local drive to a Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) server using PowerShell. This script is useful for automating file transfers.

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Perl script to unzip files

G9th November 2016 

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A Perl script that will unzip files by extracting contents and saving them to a new directory named after the source zip file.

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PHP file_get_contents over HTTP or HTTPS

G3rd November 2016 

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A nifty PHP script which will detect whether a page is being served over HTTP or HTTPS and return the result as a string for use in PHP file_get_contents (or other) include functions.

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Add comments to Excel formulae

G29th September 2016 

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Are your Excel formulas getting out of control? Here’s an easy method to insert comments, so that you can keep track of what’s what.

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PowerShell: Creation date into filenames

G5th August 2016 

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Insert a file’s creation date into its file name using a simple piece of PowerShell scripting.

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