Resetting a Windows XP/7/8 password, the Linux way

What happens if a Windows user loses his or her password? No problem, Windows was never meant to be secure. Only appear as if it was. There are several automatic tools out there. I preferred running my Fedora-based LiveUSB and fix it while actually seeing what I’m doing. The whole thing is about modifying the [...]

Using perl for in-place search-and-replace

To make a long story short: $ perl -pi.bak -e ‘s/this/that/g’ `find inhere/ -type f` This will create backup files. Yes, you want them. Really. Otherwise, in particular under Windows, errors like this may show up: Can’t do inplace edit on inhere/example.c: Permission denied. This may look harmless, but in fact the target file ends [...]