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It is nothing I have a strong need for.

So if it is very easy to achieve it would be nice if it could be added. If it is most likely difficult to do, then please don't implement it unless there is another request or you find it extremely useful.

Is there a way to use File Punter to strip (blabla) from the files during the process?
This is totally irrelevant. Having the identifier in the filename makes sure they will be found. This is a non-issue.


File Punter is useful, good thing it does not overwrite existing files. Now I'd like to ask if something is already possible or if that turns out to be a feature request.

Explanation of what I am doing:
I have files whose names include $x and $y that are supposed to be part of a folder structure. They are moved or copied from
D:\destination_path\$x, $y\some_subfolder

A regular expression (don't know too much about them) looks for $x and $y, brackets like the following () group $x and $y. The destination in File Punter looks like this
D:\destination_path\??1 ??2\some_subfolder
File Punter does what I want it to do, in the first place. It moves a file named
creative mind 12345.ext
D:\destination_path\creative mind\some_subfolder\creative mind 12345.ext
That works, that is cool.

What I would like and why I would like it:
The folders are supposed to exist already. Meaning they are present before the copying or moving process even begins. It is cool that File Punter is able to create folders that are not present, however in my scenario there was something wrong if the folder did not exist and had to be created by File Punter. Like the folder present is
creative mind
but the files say
craetive mind $number
File Punter does its job and creates a folder, which is not its fault, but my misfortune.

Is there a way, for example by modifying my destination
D:\destination_path\??1 ??2\some_subfolder
to achieve that File Punter ignores the files. So that if folders with
??1 ??2
are not present are not created?

If that is not possible, I'd like to suggest two new methods
copy to existing folders
move to existing folders
Alternatively some other way of telling file punter to not create folders.

Other stuff I wondered while I was writing this:
When I move the files (my use case), remaining files indicate that something went wrong. E.g. the pattern did not catch all files or the destination file is already present. I don't have that "feedback" when I would copy the files. Could there be some kind of log, either where every operation goes into, or one just listing the skipped files, maybe with a reason?

I'm aware that File Punter is not a (re)naming tool, but I realized that I move
creative mind 12345.ext
.../creative mind/subfolder/creative mind 12345.ext
which makes it a bit redundant. Is there a way to use File Punter to strip
??1 ??2
from the files during the process?

Thank you for the program and thank you for anything you can say about my problems.

Living Room / Re: Download appears malicious - Google Chrome
« on: March 12, 2012, 01:49 PM »
I had a lot of warnings in the far past with compiled autohotkey scripts. They were detected as "autohotkey trojan" (or similar). Apparently the AV picked something that was present in most/some of the compiled versions of the scripts as well as the actual malware.

Double-checking never hurts.

General Software Discussion / Re: Can anyone be a Hacker!
« on: March 05, 2012, 12:50 PM »
Hacker and cracker get mixed together.

While a hacker once was one that could break into system and maybe did, but not for profit, just to prove something and a cracker referred to someone that abused it's knowledge and power to get himself an advantage or just to destroy things. A hacker was someone with ethics.

For instance one breaking into this forum and posting a message about the finding from mouser to admin and via versa. That would be a hacker to me.
One that breaks into this forum sells the datasets he can obtain and wipes the database. That would be a cracker.

The modern hacker might be Penetration Tester as he serves a "good" purpose.

Every script-kiddy gets called hacker, calls himself a hacker, maybe even wants to be a hacker.

- Who can be a hacker?
Anyone that is willing to learn how certain things work and how to use and abuse those functions. Might be limited by some sort of knowledge and how easy one can learn new things. Languages (German, Spanish, but programming languages as well, I don't understand any) maybe math.

- What should one know to be a hacker?
That it takes time, patience and of course luck.
Most of the time it happens by trying.
Unless you are asked to do it it can be considered illegal. (Depends on what ones is doing)

- What are the programs used?
Probably depends on what the hacker want to achieve.

- What are the languages a hacker should know?
Depends on the target I think. "Pascal" for instance should not be needed unless it's something the target is written in.

Living Room / Re: YouTube Identifies Birdsong As Copyrighted Music
« on: February 29, 2012, 12:50 PM »
Whenever Youtube is unable or unwilling to fix this and users fear legal issues, one could look into alternatives. That kind of failure is unacceptable. Sure it can happen, but not that often.

Vimeo looked promising so far.

Living Room / Re: Paypal: Censors in the name of Profit
« on: February 29, 2012, 12:43 PM »
PayPal is expensive (IMO), at least what I could recognize as customer. They should be able to catch the costs of refunds by their fee. Charging more for risky services would be OK. Then it's up the service to decide if it wanna use PayPal.

I also agree that there should be some good alternative, for all sides.

Finished Programs / Re: SOVLED: Checking .asc files with GUI
« on: February 28, 2012, 01:57 PM »

GPGView is for opening encrypted .enc files. Apparently files containing text.

Your suggestion and my "idea" to call it GUI made me look into available GUIs. All sign, encrypt, decrypt and verify text messages.

Now the funniest thing. It's installed an my system. There's a bundle called GnuPT, which contains WinPT (Windows Privacy Tray), which I always look at as key management tool and remained unused as I used a different key-manager. Now it's the case that WinPT does what I looked for.

All the years of searching a tool with a graphical interface for checking signatures of files (with separate signature file), all the questions I ask if there isn't an easier way to do that. it's there. It's right there.

D*mn the internet for not helping me... and thanks to the internet for providing this forum. And the cool thing about this is that Google already indexed this thread. I searched and haven't found it. Now it's easier. (this thread is on top of the results)

I'm terribly sorry.  I might not have the right to move this thread to some place where it makes more sense, since this doesn't belong here.

Edit: This is a good example where even things/replies that don't help in the first place are still helpful. Whenever one comes up with something, please point to things that already work or just what's your point.

I feel like: "I got a need for something round that's rolling. It could be used to move heavy load. We shall call it wheel. Can anyone invent that?"

Thanks to all of you. Strange that I haven't found them myself.

All I need(ed) is/was something to search inside the files. I don't need that often, but once in a while. I will look into the different solutions/tools.

BTW Parsing is not needed but nice tags stripping is.
-fenixproductions (February 27, 2012, 07:18 PM)
I assumed that something like that would be useful. I did not check the tags, but assumed that they would contain information that should not be found by the search.

it doesnt do archives yet, not sure if it can warn of encryption
My description isn't good. Basically the.odt is an .zip containing the data. As I re-read what I wrote it sounds like I would have zipped them. The error message for encrypted files was something I was thinking of as interesting feature, but nothing required.

though it is getting bloated.  Macrium Reflect (free), is a very nice program to use -- though I've found it reallly slow compared to Acronis.

True, true. It's slow. I'm just too lazy to try something else. So far it does what it should and I never really needed it (since Win 7). Let's hope I never will need it.

Macrium Reflect Free should be able to do this. I use it because it seems to work. Since Windows 7 I never had to use.

Quote from
"Hardware support: Just as for your normal windows installation, the rescue environment needs to include support for your hardware, in particular mass storage (inc. RAID if applicable), usb and network interfaces.

The linux environment supports most common hardware interfaces, but includes no support for RAID systems or usb 3 connected devices. It cannot be customised for unsupported hardware.

The Windows PE environment supports more hardware out of the box. (...)"

Finished Programs / SOVLED: Checking .asc files with GUI
« on: February 27, 2012, 12:16 PM »
Problem: Checking .asc files under windows is painful.

There's certainly a need for it.

Background: Some developers sign theier software with PGP or GPG.
GPG is a command line tool and there fore requires some typing.

Normal work flow:
- Download software and signature file. (Lets asume to C:\Download)
- Open CMD
- type "C:\Program Files\Gnu\GnuPg\gpg.exe --verify C:\Download\Installer.exe.asc C:\Download\Installer.exe (note it's C:\Program Files (x86) for 64bit systems)

Technical background:
- gpg.exe require the public key of the signer
- gpg.exe checks the checksum of installer.exe and the signature, both have to be vaild
- gpg.exe returns:

gpg: Signature made TTT MMM YYYY hh:mm:ss AM/PM EDT using RSA key ID [ID]
gpg: Good signature from "[Name] <[email]>"
gpg:                 aka "[Name] <[email]>" {if any, can be more than one}
gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature! {whenever it's a known key, but no trust level is set}
gpg:          There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner.
Primary key fingerprint: HXHX HXKX HXHX HXHX HXHX  HXHX HXHX HXHX HXHX HXHX {hex fingerprint}
when everything is OK.

A tool should make this easier.

The tool should allow selection of an .asc file (one at a time seems to be OK) and the corresponding  signed download (can be anything, and maybe is not named) and pass those information to gpg.exe and return the results to the user. It's a GUI for gpg.exe, I think. Well not a fully GUI, just for the verification function. The tool just passes everything to gpg.exe and does not do any cryptographically related work.

- Allow path selection for singature file (.asc)
- Allow path selection for signed file
- Return the results

- Allow selection of the path where gpg.exe is installed
- Interpret the results and give user-friendly feedback*
- portable
- or a shell extension (right click menu)
- Whenever the tools parses/interprets the results it would be cool when it could remember the ID and the fingerprint and warn when both don't match on the next check.

* E.g.
"[Signed file] was signed at TT MM YYYY hh:mm:ss AM/PM with key [ID] by [Name] [email]! The signature is vaild! Key Fingerprint: [HXHX .....]. Details"
Where details is a button or link, that shows the full results.

"The key [ID] is not know." or "The key [ID] is not in your keyring. Please add it to your keyring." Whenever the public key of the signer is not know to gpg.exe

General Software Discussion / Searching inside of Open Document files?
« on: February 27, 2012, 12:08 PM »
Problem: Searching inside of Open Document files.

Goal: Search through .odt-files, specified by the user and look for string(s) specified by the  user and list matching ones.

Does anybody know a tool that's capable of doing that? (o3find, worked but only with old binary files)
In the case it does not exist (at least I was not able to find something useful) I included information, so one might be able to code something.

Don't treat it as request!

- Ability to search through Open Document Text files (.odt)
- Handle multiple files at once

- Support all Open Document Files
- Support M$ Documents, txt files
- Portable
- Support RegEx
- be an plugin for FARR
- Tell the user which files are encrypted and therefor could not be searched

Open Document files are zipped and therefore ignored. The tool therefor needs to unpack the files and be able to read the contents of the content.xml

I don't think it has to parse the XML.

Thank you, I even looked at that settings page. I will look into it.

Maybe running multiple times and look for differences between on and off. I should watch the video first to ensure i don't miss anything else.

Some users describe a slow display of results and/or an hanging of FARR when they start searching. Especially with just two characters.  To work around it FARR could be extended with an option to start looking for results after a certain amount of characters have been entered.

Example: Start search after 3 entered characters. (Where three can be changed by the user)
"Fi" won't return any result
"Fir" would return "Firefox, Firewall, Firmware, etc)

This reduces the disk access and maybe the load on CPU and memory.

As exception to setting it could be treated as default or set by the user:
- Unless it's an modifier or an alias (so +DC would still return something)

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