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2017-08-18
WMIGen 10.0.2 has been released.
This new version can generate scripts for WMI queries in PHP, besides the list of languages it already supported.
2017-08-15
• After writing the batch and VBScript code, yesterday, I just couldn't resist writing a PowerShell version too: IsCDWriter.ps1.
Unlike the VBScript version, which accepts any number of drive letters plus an optional remote computer name, the PowerShell script accepts either a single drive letter or no command line argument at all.
2017-08-14
• I added a (batch) command to check whether a drive is a CD/DVD writer or not to the list of Short Command Line Tips.
• After writing the batch code, I had to write a VBScript version too, of course: IsCDWriter.vbs.
2017-07-26
CheckBOM.vbs is a new script to detect a file's text encoding by checking its Byte Order Mark (BOM).
I also added it to a new page on file encoding detection in the VBScript Techniques section.
Don't expect the script to tell you that a file is ANSI (ASCII) encoded, as ANSI does not use a Byte Order Mark!
Plain ANSI text will be listed as "Unknown", as will binary files.
2017-07-24
• I added a page on file encoding detection in the Batch Techniques section.
This brilliantly simple technique by jaclaz is based on the fact that a FOR /F loop will abort if the text file contains ASCII 0 characters:
FOR /F %%A IN (%1) DO (ECHO ANSI&GOTO:EOF)
ECHO Unicode


Thanks jaclaz
2017-07-11
• I added a paragraph on using WMI in PHP.
The next version of WMIGen will be able to generate PHP code for WMI queries.
2017-07-07
• I added a page on wildcards in batch commands, and how they may get you into trouble.
2017-07-06
• If Amazon's Kindle Reader for PC is allowed to automatically update, it may install updates in the user profile, instead of the Program Files directory.
To me, this is an absolute no-no!
So I disabled its auto update feature and scheduled CheckKindleUpdate.vbs to notify me if an update is available.

 

 

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