Allan Wallace - Utilities
5th July 2012 - As an update to my previous posts below, i must say is that I now use the free Notepad++ for searching for content within ascii text files within folders when using Windows.
It works extremely well.
I had to perform some fairly serious searching for a set of data within 5.1GB of .sql files recently, and notepad++ found all the references within ten minutes.
For this feature alone it is well worth a donation, and it also does search-and-replace within files across multiple folders.
I needed the ability to search the folders & files that contain my development websites for matching text within files, and after some trial and error I was able to create these two very simple
registry files for Windows XP's built-in search (not the updated one) - one for ASP files, the other for PHP. (Always make a backup of the relevant registry entries first.)
These are for Windows XP, and I have not tested them on other versions of Windows. You should get prompted "Run" "Save" or "Cancel" - i suggest save them, then viw them.
(You can view the .reg files with Notepad to see which entries are affected.)
• ASP Search - This set of registry entries enables Windows Explorer to search for matching text within .ASP files. (Tested on Windows XP)
• PHP Search - This set of registry entries enables Windows Explorer to search for matching text within .PHP files. (Tested on Windows XP)
ADSL Fault diagnostic utilities that have proven very useful, and are free:
• RouterStats - RouterStats monitors both the downstream and upstream Noise Margin and Connection Speed values and plots them on graphs.
RouterStats also provides two additional user-defined graphs for monitoring any other two values that may be available on your router's "stats" page.
Belkin: F5D7630-4A (UK) | D-Link: DSL-504T, 2640B and 2740B | Linksys: HG200, WAG54G, WAG160N, WAG200G, WAG354G | Netgear: DG834, DG834G, DG834GT, DG834N,
DG834PN, DG2000, DGN2000, DMP111P | Orange Livebox | Speedtouch 510 (v4 FW 126.96.36.199 partial support), 585 (v6, v7) | Voyager 2100, (2110, 2019 possibly), | Zoom X5v
• RouterStats Lite - For compatibility with other routers
[User-defined router] | 2Wire: 2700HG-B, -V, 2701HG-D, BT1800HG, BT2700HG-V (firmware 188.8.131.52) | Ambit256 (Virgin Cable) | ASMAX: AR1005g | Belkin: F5D-8630,
F5D-8633-4 v1 (01) | Billion: Bipac 5200G R4, Bipac 5200S-RC (184.108.40.206), Bipac 5210, Bipac 7300A, Bipac 7800N | D-Link: DSL-2640R, DSL-2640S (Sky), DSL-2640U, DSL-2740B,
DSL-G624M | Digicom: Michelangelo Wave | Draytek: Vigor 2600 series, 2800 series, 2820n | Dynalink: RTA1025W, RTA1046VW | Dynamode: R-ADSL-C4-Q-G1
EchoLife: HG520b (TalkTalk) | Edimax: 7084, AR-7265WnA | GNet: GBB2060-Xi | Huawei: SmartAX MT882 (TalkTalk) | LinkSys: AG241V2, WAG200G Home Gateway, WAG54G
NetComm: NB9W | Netgear: DG834 (and -G, -GT, -N, PN) v1-4, DG834(G) v5, DG934 (Sky Broadband), DGN1000, DM111P | Netopia: 3347 (not bellsouth.net) | Orange Livebox
Philips: CGA7522 /A, /S, /TE | Sagem: F@ST 2504 (Sky Broadband), Livebox 2 (possible) | SpeedTouch: 7G (BT Home Hub v1), 510 v6, 580 (220.127.116.11), 585 (v6 & v7)
Thomson: ST780WL, TG587n | TP-Link: TD-8816, TP-Link TD-W8960N | Trust: MD-4050 | Voyager: 220V (BT) | Zoom: X3 GS (v1.02-70), Zoom X5v, Zoom X6
ZTE: ZXDSL 831-CII | ZyXEL: P-652, P-660H-D1, P-660H-D1 [V3.40(AGD.3)], P-660HW-61, P-660HW-T1, P-2602HWL-D1A