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How to change file permissions in Git on Windows

Posted 9th December 2020

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Make a Git repository file on a local Windows machine executable by changing the CHMOD value, which can be transferred to the repository following a push.

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Relative file paths in BAT files

Posted 30th January 2019

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Instructions for using a relative file path in batch files.

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UNC path from local path in PowerShell

Posted 23rd February 2017


Use this simple PowerShell code to convert a local path into an UNC path.

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Access Virtual Application files via the Q-drive

Posted 22nd February 2017

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A simple technique to obtain access to the virtual environment (Q-drive) of an application in Microsoft Windows.

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Update R from within the console

Posted 14th 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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Unzip .tar.gz files in Windows

Posted 24th 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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Use a batch file to run your PowerShell scripts

Posted 1st August 2016


This simple batch file will enable a PowerShell script file (*.ps1) to execute with Administrator permissions in Windows.

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Folder or file browser dialogues in PowerShell

Posted 28th July 2016


Make life easy for the users of your scripts: Rather then entering file/folder paths at the command line, let them select from a GUI dialogue box.

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DOS 8.3 short paths via PowerShell

Posted 5th July 2016

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Use this PowerShell script to discover the DOS 8.3 path name for any selected folder in Windows.

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Posted 24th May 2016

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Use the built-in Microsoft “robocopy” utility to move or copy files en masse.

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