Windows: Cleanup files from WSUS which are no longer needed

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the content of an WSUS Server crows every month for several GiBytes because WSUS does held all files which has the approval state “install”.
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Linux: HEX edit and diff in a shell

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let us assume you want to edit a binary file /tmp/binfile and you want to replace all strings matches to “sda” by “hda”.

gnu sed can edit bin files by the \xnn hex notation. The option –in-place changes the original file and makes a backup copy with a file extension .org

michael@devdeb ~#  sed -e 's/\x73\x64\x61/\x68\x64\x61/g' /tmp/binfile --in-place=.org

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Powershell: Profile locations

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if you want to customize your environment powershell has ability to load or execute some scripts at startup.

There are 4 files where you can define functions, aliases … The AllHosts variables does not mean Computers. Allhosts is relating to Programs with has an Interface to Powershell, for example Powershell itself, Powershell ISE and so on. While currenthost means a specfic program. The currenthost variables differ from Powershell to Powershell ISE.
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Windows: Extract all files from a msi file

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first post in 2015 🙂

msiexec offers the ability to extract all files included in an msi file to a specified folder by alter the TARGETDIR proberty of the msi package.

Syntax is
msiexec /a msifile.msi /qb TARGETDIR=D:\target
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