Searching through files for matching text strings (Powershell)

Let’s see some Powershell ways to search for text or files, also in Word and Excel programs, on a Windows system (server and client). A scripting way to this common tedious activity (searching for files and text in files) would be useful to not waste time, most of the time. Read More …

What are Data URLs?

A Data URL is a URI scheme that provides a way to inline data in a document, and it’s commonly used to embed images in HTML and CSS. Data URLs are a form of Uniform Resource Locators, although they do not in fact remotely locate anything. Instead, the resource data is contained within the URL string itself as a base64-encoded string. This saves the browser from having to make additional HTTP requests for the external resources, and can thus increase page loading speed. Read More …

Powershell – How to use Transcripts to keep history of commands and output

The primary tool for logging Powershell activity has been the Start-Transcript cmdlet. Simply enter this cmdlet followed by a path and filename for the log file that you want to create. PowerShell will populate the log file with every subsequent command that is entered. Read More …

SQL Server Management Studio – Exporting CSV

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio is a commonly-used bit of the Microsoft SQL Server installation, and a decent enough tool for browsing, querying and managing the data. Read More …