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News Archives 2013 Q3


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September 17, 2013 • Michael Rodby suggested to add NSLOOKUP to my Short command line tips page.
Used in a batch file to set a variable with the IP address, it is hardly simpler than PING, but used "interactively" it has its advantages.
Do note that while PING uses several protocols to resolve a host name, NSLOOKUP uses DNS only and may fail to find computers on home networks without DNS server.

Thanks Michael
September 1, 2013 • Stefan Ozminski's SetConsole program simplifies hiding console windows, changing its size, position, focus and even its font!
The number of features is truly overwhelming; it may require several days of experimenting to try them all.
It comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

Thanks Stefan
July 17, 2013 UpdateCheck.vbs has been updated:
  • with the /All switch, if one of the listed programs failed a version test, the script would abort with an error message; the updated version will still display an error message but then continue
  • a bug was fixed: the script now correctly opens the download URL instead of the version check URL


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