Strange behavior of Windows Start Command

The question: On Windows 7 x64 the following line run from a CMD window simply opens another CMD Window. It does not actually run myprog.exe. START “c:program filesmyprogrammyprog.exe” Is there some special usage I need to know about START command? Thanks. The Solutions: Below are the methods you can try. The first solution is probably … Read more

How do I get the size of a Linux or Mac OS X directory from the command-line?

The question: What command do I use to find the size of all the files (recursively) in a Linux or Mac OS X directory? The Solutions: Below are the methods you can try. The first solution is probably the best. Try others if the first one doesn’t work. Senior developers aren’t just copying/pasting – they … Read more

How can I delete Time Machine files using the commandline

I want to delete some files/directories from my Time Machine Partition using rm, but am unable to do so. I’m pretty sure the problem is related to some sort of access control extended attributes on files in the backup, but do not know how to override/disable them in order to get rm to work. An example of the error I’m getting is:

Terminal emulator with split panes for Windows 7 (64 bit)

The question: I’m looking for a terminal emulator on Windows 7 (64 bit) with a specific feature: to be able to split the command prompt window into multiple panes. It’s a great feature of Terminator for gnome, I think this image describes it best: Notice that every pane is a different shell with different applications … Read more