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Shortcut for: | less [ENTER]

I often type | less [ENTER]. I would like to optimize this. Environment: Ubuntu 20.04 This needs to work for terminals running in the browser, too. Any idea how I could enter above string with less ...
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How to create .zip archive containing preserved symlinks (shortcuts) in Windows (CLI)

How can I create a .zip compressed archive in Windows from the command-line that preserves symlinks? I'm trying to create .zip file in PowerShell that includes a relative symlink from one file to ...
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Active Directory shortcut failing to create

Background: I am making a GPO with desktop shortcuts for users. The GPO has a few links to websites like our help desk that it places. It also has a shortcut to a network location for a file share. ...
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How to move existing shortcut icons to folder via GPO?

Currently, we have a set of shortcut icons that every single person has on their desktop (these icons are put on their desktop via GPO to begin wi/). What I want to do is instead, create a folder on ...
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Desktop shortcut yields different environment variables than command line

I have just installed a software package. This package created a desktop shortcut to launch the software. When I double click the shortcut it launches the software. Within the software app ...
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Using environment variables to provide shortcuts across multiple OS Versions and architectures

This week I was facing a scenario, where regular techniques to deploy shortcuts through GPOs are not sufficent anymore. I was facing an environment, where XP,7,10 is present in both, 32 bit (x86) ...
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Deploying a shortcut to an Excel spreadsheet via GPP

I've been messing around with GPP for shortcut/favorites deployment, but I can't seem to get it to work with a spreadsheet located on a network drive. I know the GPO is linked and the shortcut is ...
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Powershell Enviroment Variables not found

I'm trying to create a Shortcut for a powershell script that uses [Environment]::UserName the shortcut will be started from the correct user I want to read from env variable. %SystemRoot%\syswow64\...
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Shortcut on client to remote server

My setup details; Remote Server 2012 R2 Satndard - IP 1.2.3.4 Client PCs Win7 I would like to create a shortcut on (multiple) client PC's that points to an .exe file on a remote server. For example ...
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Windows shortcut target parameter starting with an @

I have a Windows application that I need to invoke with a desktop shortcut and some command-line parameters. I've done this thousands of times, but this one is a bit different. Instead of using a ...
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Create a Windows shortcut on Unix [duplicate]

I'm looking for a tool that will allow me to create Windows shortcuts on a Unix (BSD) machine. Can anyone point me to one? Thanks in advance.
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How do I make browser shortcuts w/custom proxy settings available on user desktops?

In our environment, we have about 30 testers (website testers) located at different physical locations. However, they all log on to the same AD. As it is now, their MSIE is configured to access the ...
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Shortcut for website using non-default browser

I am working on a GPO to push a desktop shortcut to a website using IE (which is not the default browser) out to my Windows 7 Pro machines. All machines are x64. Not sure why this isn't working: ...
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Change shortcut arguments via script

We have a program here that requires every user to have a shortcut on their desktop that points to an ini file. Each file is unique to the user. Recently, we've done a new install of the application ...
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Force Shortcut onto a fixed Desktop/Start Menu of a single PC

We have folder redirection setup for our users through GPO but I need for one PC to include a couple of shortcuts in the start menu or on the desktop. The folders are loaded from a server path. Is it ...
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Windows Internet shortcut with embedded username:password [closed]

URLs of form http://username:password@example.com:80/ work fine in the address bar of any browser I tried, yet when I create a shortcut in Windows and try to launch it, it says it cannot find the ...
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Trying to create a GPO shortcut to local app data directory

We have a lockdown browser application that was installed on all of our students' laptops, but it was installed to the local app data of the user that performed the install. Therefore, none of our ...
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How to configure Ctrl+Alt+F1 to F6 to use with putty instances in Windows? [closed]

Is it possible to set up putty (or a fork), have multiple terminals/logins open while fullscreen, but each one with a single dedicated shortcut for switching to it? Just like Ctrl+Alt+F1 to F6 ...
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The built-in "Administrator" account has start screen shortcuts by default that my created account lacks. How do I get them?

I installed Windows Server 2012 and did some of the initial setup with the built-in Administrator account. I created my own user account and made it a member of the Administrators group so I could ...
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How to create a shortcut to a file on Fileshare and hide the path from user

we are sharing a certain powershell script to our remote users; the powershell script wuill be hosted on the file share and the link(shortcut) to the bat file(which executed the powershell script) ...
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[Shift]+[F1] not working in putty telnet sessions

Update: I configured putty (Windows 8; x64) to send exactly the same data as an old 16 bit Hyperterminal (Windows XP). I tested it using Wireshark. But still the Software on the Suse Server does not ...
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How to connect with a vpn connection without any prompt in windows 8

In windows 7 , we can define a hotkey for connect to internet via VPN connection immediately without any prompt, through these Steps: Create shortcut for VPN connection for example in Desktop. Define ...
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Disable "Start In" validation in shortcut

Like a good boy, I like to modify my group policies from a non-server machine. The problem I'm facing almost daily now is that I'm modifying a bunch of shortcuts from my local machine that points to ...
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Is there a way of setting up a shortcut to a database for MS SQL Server Management Studio

I'd like to have a list of my database servers (I am a developer), I currently have a list of RDP files for different machines I connect to. Is there a similar feature in SQL Server Management Studio ...
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IE 8 SessionMerging Registry Key Seems To Have No Effect on Desktop Shortcuts

We need to have our in-house web application always initiate a "new session" whenever a user accesses it on their desktop PC. With IE8, the sure-fire way to accomplish this is training the users to ...
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Can I make windows treat Shortcuts to Folders the same it would a Folder?

I'm moving some folders to an external storage drive and replacing them with a Shortcut, however the shortcut is listed in with the Files, not the Folders. It also doesn't show up in the folder Tree ...
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Creating Group Policy defined shortcuts to local programs

In one of our classrooms we have recently updates the SAP Client software. I am trying to create a GPO creating a shortcut on the machines that have this software installed. I have created a GPO and ...
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How to update existing desktop shortcuts?

I'm thinking along the line of when a word document is moved the shortcut is only updated on those systems where a shortcut to it already exists. These shortcuts exist on the user's individual ...
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Shortcut to file permissions

I have two mapped drives on our server (M & P, management and public) with rights for everyone on P and only rights for management on M. We now have team leads who have to access just a few ...
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Shortcut to open IIS 7 Manager so it Shows "Sites" view (status) by Default?

I would like to quickly be able to check whether a site is online after logging into the desktop of Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64). I would prefer to be able to do this in just 1 single or double-click (...
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What MIME type should I put for Windows shortcut file (.URL)

If I want to have a Windows shortcut file (foo.URL) to be saved for the users, what MIME type should I assign for it? Default text/plain causes Windows to suggest it to be saved with .txt added as ...
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is there a way to see only the Message Queuing section of Computer Management?

frequently because I'm debugging Windows services that use MSMQ, i need to review the Private Queues ... I open Computer Management, expand Services and Applications, then expand Message Queuing ...
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Consulting MAN pages for specific flags

Sometimes I want to know what a specific flag means. For instance: man apache2: (...) -L Output a list of directives together with expected arguments and places where the directive ...
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How to intercept and manipulate DNS queries?

I'm not sure if I worded the question correctly to be honest but basically what I want to do is: When a user types in something like Expenses in the URL bar of a browser, I want the browser to be ...
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Windows 7: Creating shortcut / short command for commandline [closed]

My Windows Command Line didnt recognize the command openssl. Therefore I downloaded it from here http://deanlee.cn/programming/openssl-for-windows. But now, everytime I want to use this openssl tool, ...
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Desktop Shortcut to network drive using group policy

I am looking to create a desktop shortcut to a network drive. We are on a domain, so I am looking to do this via group policy. I would like the shortcut to be placed on the users desktop and be to the ...
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Is there a quick way to create a Windows shortcut to a file without it validating the path?

Trying to create a shortcut for someone else. It needs to point to files on one of their mapped drives. Instead of waiting for them to be available and create the shortcut on their PC, I was hoping to ...
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Reverse searching(ctrl+r) in linux terminal

I now can only select the last history command that matches. How can I select,for example, the last but two command that matches?
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Shorcut to list pending updates in Microsoft Windows

Is it possible to create a shortcut to "View update history"? Or, do you have a script (powershell, vbs, cmd, ...) to list pending updates?
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Creating an app shortcut in Windows 7 XP Mode

I have a VERY old legacy app that I've managed to move from machine to machine; the installer for it doesn't actually work under newer versions of Windows, but I was able to track down the registry ...
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How to create a shortcut for a IP:port url?

I have a service running on a specific port on a given ip : 12.34.56.78:12345. The server at this IP address is all mine (but not the network, so no switch/router tweaking), and I also have a bunch of ...
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Windows 7 / 2008 / 2003 / XP - How do I make a Desktop Shortcut to Logoff User?

In Windows XP or later, How do I make a Desktop Shortcut to Logoff User?
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Setup DNS shortcut with BIND

I need to setup an internal shortcut for DeployStudioPC in BIND to point the alias "deploystudiopc" to an IP address. I can't see how to set that up. I can add it to one of my internal zones, but then ...
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"do you want to open this file" dialog XP SP2 driving me nuts

I used ApplicationMover to move some applications to a second drive, which worked fine but it didn't update the desktop shortcuts. So I deleted and recreated them. Now every time I try to use one I ...
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What is the exhaustive list of command line shortcuts to Microsoft settings?

I've gotten quite used to typing compmgnt.msc or similar commands to bring up certain dialogs faster than it would take me to navigate to them. For this one in particular I just tap Start then r enter ...
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Quick access to control panel stuff in Vista [closed]

Vista's control panel is more useless then ever. One example: I used to be able to access network devices with a couple clicks. From there I could check IP settings, disable, reset devices etc. ...
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How do I stop shortcuts following moved folders on Windows Server

If I move a folder (to temporarily stop people running programs in that folder), the desktop shortcuts they use to access those programs sometimes follow the folder. Is there any way to stop this ...
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