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Posts Tagged ‘batch files’

Making rsync behave like SyncToy

Microsoft have produced a very handy backup tool for Windows in the form of SyncToy.

It is intuitive and easy to use, so when I made the switch from Windows to Linux as my main operating system, this was something I sorely missed.

I quickly stumbled upon rsync as the de-facto backup program for Linux, but must admit I was somewhat overwhelmed with the plethora of configuration options it ships with, as well as the tremendously verbose output it produces.

Here’s how to tame it somewhat.

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How to run a batch file as admin in Windows 7

This is quite a handy tip I picked up this week when I had a Windows batch file which I needed to run with administrator privileges.

Of course, you can find the file, right click it, select Run as Administrator and do it that way, but if you need to run this file more than a few times, that soon gets to be a pain in the neck.

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