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Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I Search a Text File to Work with Specific Text?

  Hey Scripting Guy! I have a log file that is produced by an application. The file is simply text, and is not really formatted in any discernable way. I can open the log in Notepad and use the <ctrl-f> (control –f) command to search the text file for specific things, but it would be much nicer if I had a different way to...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I Download Multiple Files at Once with Internet Explorer in Windows 7?

 Hey Scripting Guy! Internet Explorer used to be limited to only downloading two items at a time. I found a script that would increase it to 10, but that script does not work on Windows 7. I got accustomed to being able to download 10 things at the same from within Internet Explorer. Do you have a script that will make that change for me...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I Query a Microsoft Access Database with a Windows PowerShell Script?

 Hey Scripting Guy! I have a Microsoft Access database that I need to query from a Windows PowerShell script. I have seen a number of VBScript examples, but I cannot find any Windows PowerShell samples. Can you point me in the right direction? I do not want you to write it for me, but I would like a hint.-- KS Hello KS, Microsoft ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Why Was Beginner Event 3 in the Summer Scripting Games So Hard?

 Hey Scripting Guy! I really enjoyed participating in the 2009 Summer Scripting Games. The events were really cool, and I learned a lot.  One minor criticism is in order: I thought the shot put beginner event 3 was too hard. I think it would have been better as an advanced event. What were you guys thinking?-- CSHello CS, Microsoft ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I Query CPU Information with WMI and Windows PowerShell?

 Hey, Scripting Guy! I am interested in working with WMI and I would like to query for information from the CPU class. Do you have a script that will show me information about my CPU? I am particularly in need of processor speed and memory because we are trying to do an inventory to plan our upgrade. -- SV Hello SV, Scripting Guy ...

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