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1776  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Utility to get one good copy from three corupted ones? on: May 10, 2007, 08:36:56 AM
I'm downloading the file, should be done in 40 min, and wil use that sourceforge.net software if you want.

I guess it would work if you used .par / par2 files and then repair the file using quickpar.
1777  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: Folder-RSS: Monitor folder changes via rss on: May 10, 2007, 07:38:18 AM
Oops I left some debug msgboxes on by mistake  embarassed

NEW version: May 2007 Alpha-3:
  • Switched off debug messages
1778  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Symbolic Links in Vista - Like a playlist, but for anything! on: May 10, 2007, 03:37:14 AM
How do I make a symbolic link? edit: ah great when I answer my own question  Cool
Creates a symbolic link.

MKLINK [[/D] | [/H] | [/J]] Link Target

        /D      Creates a directory symbolic link.  Default is a file
                symbolic link.
        /H      Creates a hard link instead of a symbolic link.
        /J      Creates a Directory Junction.
        Link    specifies the new symbolic link name.
        Target  specifies the path (relative or absolute) that the new link
                refers to.

Would be good if there was an easier way, maybe via a context menu item or wizard hmm.
1779  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: Folder-RSS: Monitor folder changes via rss on: May 09, 2007, 02:44:36 PM
Released a new version tonight, thanks for the feedback it really inspires!

NEW version: May 2007 Alpha-2:
  • Now generates valid XML through Xpath parser made by Titan; http://www.autohotkey.net/~Titan/dl/xpath.html
  • commandline parameters added for exclusion of subfolders and inclusion of files with specific file attributes
  • removed trayicon
1780  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: Folder-RSS: Monitor folder changes via rss on: May 09, 2007, 12:29:51 PM
Ok I thought any RSS reader could open local links, it seems SharpReader rejects them. I guess I will have to test with other software and keep a list of which software is capable. You can run a mini-webserver like HFS or SimpleWWW if you don't mind this -- set up a site with the siteroot being the folder which contains the xml file, then you can browse to http://localhost/test.xml or similar and subscribe to the feed, or ask the developer(s) of Sharpreader to support the file:// protocol, I am unsure what else can be done about it   Sad

However I have success with Opera 9.20:
If you just right click on the rss feed and do Open with -> opera you will get a url like:

Now go to the menu bar Feeds -> Manage Feed -> Add -> enter file://localhost/C:\rss\test.xml as the url and it should load. I'll update the opening post!
1781  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: Folder-RSS: Monitor folder changes via rss on: May 09, 2007, 11:10:23 AM
Oh thanks! I found an Xpath parser so I will soon generate real xml, but if i get stuck I'll try that approach too.
1782  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: Folder-RSS: Monitor folder changes via rss on: May 09, 2007, 10:25:03 AM
There's a known issue with Folder-RSS not generating valid feeds if one or more files have ampersands and other characters that should be carefully escaped in their filename.edit: now fixed. I suspect if you copy the contents of the result file into http://www.validome.org/rss-atom/ and validate it, it will say it fails?

Fixing this is a high priority! 
1783  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: Folder-RSS: Monitor folder changes via rss on: May 09, 2007, 09:57:02 AM
yep, but in the AHK souce you'll find an option to disable subdirectories. Thmbsup (edit: now as a parameter)

I am using the following configuration atm:
Formatted for Autohotkey with the GeSHI Syntax Highlighter [copy or print]
  1. maxAge = 14 ; only process files that are modified within x days (default=14)
  2. maxItems = 100 ; maximum items in rss feed (default=100)
  3. includeSubFolders = 1 ; Monitor Subfolders (1=true (default), 0=false )
  4. excludeFiles = R,H,S ; Skip any file that is either H (Hidden), R (Read-only), or S (System) Note: No spaces in "H,R,S"
1784  Special User Sections / What's the Best? / Re: cd burning on: May 09, 2007, 08:41:47 AM
There's dozens,
I use imgburn (http://www.imgburn.com/) It's free and makes it really easy to make discs, especially from image files.
1785  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Folder-RSS: Monitor folder changes via rss on: May 09, 2007, 08:03:02 AM
Folder-RSS generates an newsfeed containing changes within a folder. Use it to see what files are new in a particular folder by subscribing with an newsreader such as Opera.

17 October 2007 -Righty a long awaited update to Folder-RSS smiley
changes for version 0.9
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* repacked with the latest autohotkey - no more false positives from certain virus scanners
* support for Mouser's DcUpdater (let me know if this works well for you - folder-rss checks for updates on start, will make this an option
* new options thanks to donationcoder member requests:
  -only:files|folders = Only include files (-only:files) or folders (-only:folders) (Default is both)
  -only:*.ext = Only include *.ext files (eg. change to *.mp3 to include mp3 files only). (default = *.*)
  -maxage:`<number`> = Only show results last modified within the last `<number`> days (default=14)
  -maxitems:<number> = Only show up to <number> feeditems (default = 100)
* started work on graphical user interface for next version.


folder-rss.exe "c:\browser downloads" d:\temp\latest.xml

(get the complete syntax by running the file)


You can only monitor specific files using wildcards. Put paths with spaces in quotes. Run it as a scheduled task once a day to generate a new feed! Defaults list the last 100 items that have been modified /are added within the last 14 days. Read-only, System and hidden files are not monitored unless specified.

AHK source + compiled .EXE provided. Your suggestions and comments are much appreciated smiley 

There are bound to be bugs, but I am happy to squash them.

1786  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: FARR v2 - Vista Compatibility Testers+Discussion on: May 09, 2007, 05:34:01 AM
If you can detect whether or not vista is installed:
if vista -> uncheck the alpha fading thing, vista already does it, maybe it makes FARR snappier.
Also vista is beautiful enough so then I don't use any skins, but that one is taste.

Still haven't found any other issues  Thmbsup
1787  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: E Texteditor experiences? on: May 04, 2007, 07:11:00 AM
It was obvious to me that my editor had to live up to these new expectations and it seemed that my only options was to either reinvent or blatantly copy textmates features, neither of which seemed very honest or appealing to me.

Instead I choose a third option: compatibility and cooperation.

Cooperation vs Competition

I contacted Allan Odgaard, the creator of textmate, to set up a meeting. [...]
Allan was very positive about the prospect of me making the editor compatible with textmate, and he had no problems with me using the textmate bundles. Having more people, on more platforms, to use and improve the bundles, could only make them even more powerful and comprehensive.

I will keep working with Allan to ensure that e stays compatible with the textmate bundle system. He has a lot of really cool stuff lined up for version 2.0, so there is something to look forward to.

When the textmate compatibility is complete, I will return to the original goal. Using the power of the underlying revision control engine, to introduce features beyond what is seen in any other editor
(from the blog)
1788  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / E Texteditor experiences? on: May 04, 2007, 04:06:54 AM
Looks like an interesting contender for the future:

I've been looking for a long time for something similar to textmate for windows after watching some RoR video's where the speed of developing in textmate became apparent smiley The software doesn't  have an official release yet, but the screencast is interesting for sure. You can try out beta releases though and imho it could really take editing to a whole new level.

E is a new text editor for Windows, with powerful editing features and quite a few unique abilities. It makes manipulating text fast and easy, and lets you focus on your writing by automating all the manual work. You can extend it in any language, and by supporting TextMate bundles, it allows you to tap into a huge and active community
1789  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Changing properties of multiple files in WinXP? on: May 04, 2007, 03:21:29 AM
Is it just me or is there no longer a way to edit any of the fields on these tabs in Vista? Would you lose information if you migrated to vista?
1790  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Software AutoUpdater -- Experimental Software Autoupdating on: May 04, 2007, 03:06:33 AM
A small thing to note is that the first time you run an update for a program it doesn't have any 'last check' information, so currently after adding an ini the latest version is  downloaded.

I can't assume that the software is up to date when installing the ini file (why would someone download an updater if their software is up to date). However it's not ideal either. One way to solve it is to compare to the real executable's version, but this would mean more information needed to be added to the ini's.

I'd be interested in hearing other approaches about this.  smiley
1791  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: To Vista or not to Vista that is the ? on: May 03, 2007, 07:15:14 AM
There's always vLite, but I have never touched it.
1792  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Changing properties of multiple files in WinXP? on: May 03, 2007, 04:44:44 AM
Until there's a solution that allows you to edit multiple files at a time *winks to f0dder* you can use the following script I enclose below, including AHK source if you feel comfortable with that.

Select a file and press scroll Lock (next to pause/break and printscreen) it will navigate to the comment field.
1793  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Changing properties of multiple files in WinXP? on: May 03, 2007, 04:24:11 AM
If you can give me the keys you press I can whip up a quick autohotkey script that you can assign a hotkey to smiley
alt-enter for the properties
then right 3x for the summary tab?
then 6x tab for the commentbox?
1794  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Best Buy Geek Squad Confession (long and interesting) on: May 03, 2007, 03:39:37 AM
Some piece with some shocking revelations, although not totally suprising for the cynical minded.
Are you aware that you can locate every image and movie located on your hard drive by just using the windows search function? Did you know that, especially if you use Internet Explorer, Windows keeps an easily retrievable record of many of your usernames and passwords to almost any website (including banking websites), whether or not you save your password manually?
Is this still the case with IE7? I take it the guy is referring to the index.dat?
1795  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Mouse wheel enhancement for Windows on: May 03, 2007, 02:55:30 AM
I have this installed as well. I have however disabled the middle button functionality as it confliced with the middle button closing in Opera Wink However it's still worth using for the universal scrolling, especially with a two (or more) monitors setup.
1796  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: Use locate32 with Farr on: May 03, 2007, 01:20:06 AM
You don't have to click on the search button smiley the alias will do that for you and just run the search without any further mouse clicks or keyboard input.
The power you get from this combination is that FARR is great in searching and displaying your common folders, but locate already has an index of your whole drive. So if you can't find it in FARR (or are looking for individual documents) then run a 'loc <document>' and the results are in the locate window. I hope that helps clear things up.

edit: ahh we're editing at the same time Wink
1797  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Software AutoUpdater -- Experimental Software Autoupdating on: May 02, 2007, 01:50:12 PM
I hope to solve 1) I have not looked into it yet.
But regarding 2: I use the httpqueryinfo script from http://www.autohotkey.com/forum/topic10510.html  to query the http headers. I do not just it requests the whole .exe but will double check tomorrow. MAybe you can tell from the link, it's quite technical (calling .dlls)
1798  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Software AutoUpdater -- Experimental Software Autoupdating on: May 02, 2007, 10:41:07 AM
What is it?
Did you ever wish Windows Update worked for more programs? Do you use a lot of software from small vendors and wish you could update them quicker? Then maybe this will help.

Inspired by Mouser's Find and Run Robot and his frequent new alpha releases I have created a software updater program.

  • Configuration on a per application basis through ini files
  • Decentralised, after installation developers can easily spread new versions to end users (or users can provide the ini files)
  • Automatic checking and downloading of newer versions of software for end users

Whether or not this program will actually be useful depend on developers picking it up and users having the same dream as me.

As it is based on Autohotkey it can easily be extended for example with installation AHK scripts. Functionally it is more to prove auto-updating can be done and brings great benefit.

How it works
People can install a .ini file in the Apps\ folder for each application they want to keep up to date. a sample ini file has the following configuration:
[copy or print]
Title=Test Software
LastCheck=Wed, 02 May 2007 13:55:24 GMT

The Title line is optional for display purposes. The IniURL pair points to the same ini file online -- updated by the developer or third party (the program then knows where to look for updates as well as being able to move ini files). the URL pair points to the latest executable. LastCheck is systemgenerated, so don't include it.

The auto updater will compare the last-modified header of the URL to a value it writes in the local ini file of the last check of the program, if the file is newer then the previous check it will download it and run it so the user can upgrade. Afterwards it will write out the time of the update to the ini file.

I'm curious to see what you think of it. I wish it could update itself, but because the executable is in use while updating I have not solved this. Also I wish to make it possible to provide a redirect as a url, less updating for the developer (untested so might already be possible)

Suggestions, implementation issues an comments are very welcome. See the source etc, it is the first public version and will probably have some bugs.
1799  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Does anyone use PhraseExpress? on: May 02, 2007, 10:12:38 AM
I have tried several and although it seems actually Topstyle (my web editor) is mainly causing things to slow down, I have opted to create a small AutoHotkey script that I have running. Howeve I don't use a shortkey but a phrase: I type ty` and it gets replaced by a longer phrase instantly, that works better for me. I'll enclose it here in case you want to go a similar route.

But on your problem, you should try and pinpoint where the problem lies:
Do any of the example phrases work? if not try creating a new rootnode (you have created all your phrases of the "sample" folder, which has its own settings which might conflict). If the standad phrases work then it's probably a setting that needs changed.
If nothing work you might have another program running with the same shortcut or another program that logs your keys. Hope that helps.
1800  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Level - Copy files from various sources into one flat folder on: May 02, 2007, 10:01:04 AM
Levelcopies files from multiple sources into a flat folder. It can be invoked from the commandline. For every source you can specify a file filter, and currently therre are switches to include/exclude subfolders, whether or not you want to overwrite all files that already exist or only older ones. You can have unlimited sources (afaik) When you start it from explorer you see this:
I can imagine that it would be handy to use to consolidate all your music from different pcs into one folder.

It requires cat.exe from UnxUtils because AutoHotkey doesn't allow you to send the output directly to the commandline. So if you want any output then put |cat at the end of a command. Instead you can also pipe it to a textfile.


for example:
[copy or print]
level -oo -s c:\temp\1\*.* c:\temp\2\*.* d:\temp\output |cat
This would copy all never files from 2 sources on the c-drive into one destination folder in the d-drive, including subdirectories. However the output folder won't have any subdirectories (it's flat -- so if you have duplicate files, the newest version is always available)

Feel free to use it in any way or if you have suggestions they are welcome too.

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