Monday, February 05, 2007

The power of DIR

Did you know that the DIR commmand can provide extra information to you? Take the /q switch... it will show you the owner of a file:

C:\>dir /q c*.*
Volume in drive C is System...
03/22/2006 01:06 PM 0 BUILTIN\Administrators CONFIG.SYS

1 File(s) 0 bytes

As you can see you have the owner of the file at a glance (BUILTIN\Administrators) in this case.
Another useful switch may be /b which will display only the file names without any other information, so you can redirect the list to a file in order to obtain file lists.
The /s switch will recurse the subdirectories and display the wole folder structure.
Of course that there are other switches to DIR... discover them yourself by typing DIR /?...

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Andreea's Messages

Andreea has recorded with the help of a national television 2 messages (in English and Romanian) for her fans that support her in her petition. Those messages are online on Youtube at: (English) (Romanian)

Also, I've upgraded the petition at her site to contain also English texts...

Friday, February 02, 2007

Petition for Andreea

Today I helped Andreea Raducan launch her petition to get her gold medal that was taken back at Sydney. I am with her on this petition all the way. The petition is online at (Romanian only for now) and in less than one hour after the site was up, there were already 20 signatures (and we didn't even announced the petition web address...). Let's hope we will get millions soon...

Update: the site was updated to include also the English translation for better word wide coverage.