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Parsing unknown, Pine-related text files

I inherited a bunch of text files that correspond to e-mails, probably generated using Pine or a variant. I know nothing about Pine. More inside! [more inside]
posted by Napoleonic Terrier on Feb 4, 2014 - 5 answers

Does this file search application exist?

Is there an app that will take a set of files in one folder (wildcarded) and find probably references to those files within the text of the files within the same, or another folder (recursively)? Although I could probably write this app fairly quickly, I don't want to reinvent the wheel if I can help it.
posted by hanoixan on Jan 17, 2014 - 8 answers

Need Help Shaping Nails

What's the secret to trimming & filing your fingernails? I can't seem to do it right. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Feb 20, 2013 - 11 answers

Undeletable File in Windows 7

I have a phantom file on my desktop that I cannot delete. It's there and yet it does not exist. Help me get rid of it. [more inside]
posted by dephlogisticated on Dec 1, 2012 - 12 answers

How can I automate an SFTP file upload to my web server?

I want to automatically upload a file via ssh or sftp to a web server whenever it is modified. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Sep 1, 2012 - 12 answers

C++ filter: How do I get a filename from a FILE * pointer?

Is there a way to find out the filename associated with a specific FILE * pointer? (OS: Red Hat EL 5) [more inside]
posted by tckma on Apr 12, 2012 - 28 answers

I have an issue with a UTI... on a Mac.

My Macs have decided suddenly to merge the information on two kinds of files into a single file listing. As I use separate programs for these, switching back and forth is really not an option, and manually setting things is going to eventually drive me crazy. Help! [more inside]
posted by mephron on Mar 24, 2012 - 2 answers

How to undelete a file

How to undelete a permanently deleted file (Windows edition)? [more inside]
posted by sardonyx on Oct 20, 2011 - 14 answers

Outlook .pst file crashes and burns

How should I handle a POP 19.6GB Outlook 2007 .pst file that is bugging the heck out and crashing daily? I believe I need to: a) Reduce the file size now, and b) implement a better strategy for the future [more inside]
posted by Debaser626 on Sep 21, 2011 - 11 answers

Batch File

Help me write a batch file to print directory information. [more inside]
posted by MechEng on May 18, 2011 - 6 answers

List of links?

I'm looking for a sniffer, but one that only reports links that are accessed behind the curtain, and not a true packet analyzer. [more inside]
posted by CarlRossi on May 15, 2011 - 9 answers

Motion Detection for Video Files

Is there a program or set of tools, preferably free / open source, that can take a video file as input, analyze the video, and output the parts of the video which contain motion above some threshold? The output could either be a video file or a series of still images.
posted by Juffo-Wup on Apr 11, 2011 - 7 answers

Please make my life easier with file shuffling

Is there an easy way to transfer and rename files automagically from a micro SD card? [more inside]
posted by Brockles on Mar 21, 2011 - 3 answers

My kingdom for a simple upload-file-to-URL script.

There HAS to be a simple, free, file-to-URL script bangin' around out there somewhere. Please? [more inside]
posted by bhance on Jan 20, 2011 - 8 answers

Renaming a whole bunch of files at once, in bash

Please help me rename ~1300 image files in bash, en masse. [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl on Dec 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Scanning family photos: The Best Way.

What is the best way to digitize old family photos yourself? [more inside]
posted by Carius on Nov 17, 2010 - 12 answers

Am I overdoing my RAM for a 32 bit version of Windows 7 Pro

I have a HP Pavilion dv6700 (dv6780se) laptop which i recently upgraded to Windows 7 pro via a free copy from the msdn alliance. I am currently running 3 gigs of physical RAM in 2 slots. I recently read an article suggesting a change to the virtual memory paging file size. From what i gathered you should or can increase the size by multiplying the current amount times 1.5. This would change my total virtual memory to 4605, is this wise? Should i leave it on the save hard drive has my OS or move it to a partition or separate external hard drive? I've also read that readyboost can increase performance... is this still quite debatable for Windows 7 and am I already pushing the limits of my RAM and virtual memory?
posted by isopropyl on Aug 9, 2010 - 8 answers

Software to monitor a folder for a lack of file modification based on timestamp?

Software to monitor a folder and notify when a file is NOT modified recently? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jul 20, 2010 - 13 answers

would spamfilters kill an unknown file format?

would spamfilters kill an unknown file format? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jun 22, 2010 - 5 answers

Kindle or Nook: Does it matter which files they support?

I'm considering getting an ebook reader, and I'm trying to decide between the Kindle and the Nook. If I get a Kindle, am I leashing myself to the Amazon store? If I get a Nook, could I buy books from other stores or borrow ebooks from my library? [more inside]
posted by jordanian2 on Jun 6, 2010 - 33 answers

Properly Putting Data Into a .jar for the Major Platforms

NetbeansFilter: I need to know exactly how to do a very simple thing - package a .jar file correctly so that the Java App inside can read critical data files, across the three major platforms. [more inside]
posted by JoeXIII007 on Mar 28, 2010 - 4 answers

Vista, meet Ubuntu

How can I connect my Linux laptop and my Vista desktop? [more inside]
posted by nayrb5 on Mar 13, 2010 - 7 answers

How to find the size of iPhoto and iTunes files?

Can someone please tell me how to find the size of my iPhoto and iTunes files? I go into Library, find iPhoto and iTunes and then find bunch of subfiles, divided by date; but they don't seem to include all the pictures and songs. It doesn't make sense and Apple documentation doesn't clarify the matter. Thanks.
posted by holdenjordahl on Jan 14, 2010 - 4 answers

How do you open .MAT files with variables?

I need help opening Matlab workspaces [more inside]
posted by cali59 on Dec 10, 2009 - 6 answers

How do you get the mat file name?

How do you get a Matlab script to know the name of its own .mat file? [more inside]
posted by cali59 on Sep 15, 2009 - 3 answers

How to find out Mac creator / type info on a PC?

Is there a windows utility to read the creator / type information of old (pre OSX) mac files? [more inside]
posted by jzed on Sep 9, 2009 - 12 answers

Resources for creating a good, extensible file format

My team and I are writing a computer application for which aspects of the file format are very likely to change in future releases. The format is in XML. Does anyone know any resources on the web that lays down general principles about how to make a file format that is as extensible as possible for the future (and minimizes the possibility of cross-version breakage)?
posted by SilentSalamander on Sep 4, 2009 - 7 answers

How do I get rid of a Mac user acct w/o losing files?

I have a MacBook Pro running Leopard. It has two admin accounts. Some time ago I stopped using account "A" in favor of new account "B" (the reason behind the creation of account B isn't relevant to this question, however). If I delete user account "A," what precautions must I take to ensure the preservation of the files created under "user A," and what automatically happens to the ownership of those files?
posted by Piscean on Jul 21, 2009 - 10 answers

Mac OS X / Excel problem - recovered file causing endless crashing

Mac OS X / Microsoft Office 2004 (Excel) crash and failed file recovery has left excel in an endless loop of restore and crash. Can anyone help me to find and delete the (unwanted) auto-saved excel sheet that is causing this problem? [more inside]
posted by urban greeting on Dec 4, 2008 - 3 answers

Software for organizing local digital library

Looking for a file/library management program with the following features : ability to look for duplicates by CRC comparison, search for text inside files (PDF,Djvu,doc, chm etc) extract and catalog metadata, display on which disk is the file located, even if it's offline. Yes I know about google desktop, but.. [more inside]
posted by elpapacito on Nov 30, 2008 - 1 answer

Two old CPUs vs. one fast one.

I have two old pc's and two things to do with them, but I don't know which machine is best suited for which task. [more inside]
posted by tracert on Oct 3, 2007 - 9 answers

How do I move lots of files based on a list?

Any software out there that can match files from a folder based on a list of keywords, and move the matches to another folder? [more inside]
posted by nataaniinez on Sep 12, 2007 - 9 answers

How can I automatically remove characters from 200 filenames?

Six characters, in search of a way to replace them
I have a series of files whose names I'd like to edit by taking out part of the name and replacing it but the part I'd like to remove from each file name is different. [more] [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Jan 23, 2005 - 16 answers

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