You already know how powerful rsync utility is on Linux platform.
One of the useful feature of rsync is that it can incrementally copy big files. i.e If you have a huge file (especially backups), that keeps changing every day, but you don’t need to copy the whole file. Instead using rsync, you can copy only the blocks that are changed (instead of copying the whole file again).
If you use the standard copy feature of Windows, you won’t be able to incrementally copy only the changed blocks.
Most organizations run Linux servers for their enterprise databases and applications. However the developers and admins might have Windows laptops. In those cases, you might be using PuTTY (or related tools like PuttyCM) to ssh from Windows to Linux.
You might also want to transfer files from Windows to Linux and vice versa. You can use any one of the free SFTP clients mentioned in this article.
Even if you are already using some SFTP client, check-out these tools, you might end-up liking one of these sFTP clients better than your current one.
Did we miss any of your favorite SFTP or SCP client?
Question: On UNIX / Linux platform, I’ve used Vi or Vim editors and I’m very comfortable with it. I would like to use Vim editor on Windows OS also. How do I install and configure Vim editor for Windows platform ( Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 )?
Answer: Follow the steps mentioned below to install and configure the gVim editor on Windows platform.
Question: I use Linux on my laptop and desktop. But my Mom uses Windows operating system for her laptop. She is constantly getting infected with Virus and lost some important files few times. But, she still wants to use Windows. I can at least help her by installing some reliable backup software on her Windows operating system.
How do I take a backup of my laptop / desktop that runs Windows operating system? Are there any Free Windows Backup Software that I can use?
For those who use Firefox everyday, using keyboard shortcuts for Firefox browser will increase your productivity dramatically.
In this article, we’ve provided both the Graphical Cheatsheet and Keyboard Shortcut Table.
This article is part of the on-going Software for Geeks series. SoX stands for Sound eXchange. SoX is a cross-platform command line audio utility tool that works on Linux, Windows and MacOS. It is very helpful in the following areas while dealing with audio and music files.
- Audio File Converter
- Editing audio files
- Changing audio attributes
- Adding audio effects
- Plus lot of advanced sound manipulation features
When you call DELL customer support for any help, they will ask for either Service Tag or Express Service Code. You also need service tag to download drivers and documentations from DELL support website.
When you have physical access to the system, you can easily identify the service tag affixed on the body of the server. DELL support site shows the exactly location of the service tag and express code stickers for various DELL equipments.
When you don’t have physical access to the server, you can get the same information remotely from the OS level. Using Windows or Linux command line you can easily get DELL service tag as explained below.