Tag: Microsoft

Fix typescript files generated with script command

Generally quite a lot of us would have used the script command. This generates the logs for the session. But the problem with the logs is that it contains a lot of un-readable characters. These characters are mostly from the color codes, and as such can be removed very easily with a single command:

cat typescript | 
 perl -pe 's/e([^[]]|[.*.*?[a-zA-Z]|].*?a)//g' | col -b > typescript-processed

This assumes the input log file is named as typescript and the output is kept as typescript-processed. You can change the names as required.



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LibreOffice – Formulae Auditing

If you have a excel sheet with lot of formula’s and you are trying to audit them, then a simple solution is to press “ctrl+`” (i.e. control key with back tick). This will put the excel sheet in Formula auditing mode and hence all the cells will show the formula rather than the values which will make it easier to audit them. Hope that helps.

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IE8 – Developer Tools

Don’t start banging me for this, but I had to test something on Windows and thus found out this. I f  you need to debug or test something on IE8 on Windows, then you can simply press “F12” and this will bring up the developer tools… could be useful to you, sometime if you are stuck with testing something on IE on windows 🙂


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