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by Cornflower
Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: PDFArranger (PDF changer utility)
Replies: 17
Views: 8588

Re: PDFArranger (PDF changer utility)

Just playing with it for functionality (not portability). This may finally replace my pdftkBuilder (https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1066) that I've used for 17 years! Some features. Drag and drop to specific locations within the file (insert) In one process can rotate individual pages ...
by Cornflower
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: CLI Discussions
Topic: 16-bit apps in the CLI database?
Replies: 11
Views: 5024

Re: 16-bit apps in the CLI database?

I second lintalist's suggestion. a tag is enough.
by Cornflower
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: CLI Submissions
Topic: SetUserFTA - Windows 10 File Association CLI utility
Replies: 2
Views: 3270

Re: SetUserFTA - Windows 10 File Association CLI utility

I haven't played with it much yet, but here is the Tips section from the author, assoc.exe | find “.txt” – this will list the ProgId for txt files ftype.exe | find “txtfile” – will list the executable associated with the ProgId txtfile reg.exe query HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Exp...
by Cornflower
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: CLI Submissions
Topic: SetUserFTA - Windows 10 File Association CLI utility
Replies: 2
Views: 3270

SetUserFTA - Windows 10 File Association CLI utility

I found a freeware CLI program *after* my last Windows 10 updates, where I manually reset so many file associations to my portable apps. SetUserFTA is designed specifically to solve this problem. Steps. 1. SetUserFTA get >configfile This creates a text file with all the Microsoft private association...
by Cornflower
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Files associations in Windows 10 (the double-click problem)
Replies: 17
Views: 8819

Re: Files associations in Windows 10 (the double-click problem)

I found a freeware CLI program *after* my last Windows 10 updates, where I manually reset so many file associations to my portable apps. SetUserFTA is designed specifically to solve this problem. Steps. 1. SetUserFTA get >configfile This creates a text file with all the Microsoft private association...
by Cornflower
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: [Sordum] Windows Update Blocker
Replies: 15
Views: 14005

Re: [Sordum] Windows Update Blocker

... I just don't get it ... Why use an app to block (completely or selectively) Windows 10 updates, when this can be achieved simply with registry tweaks? There are many websites explaining how to do that: you see exactly the changes you are making to the registry and you don't have to worry if the...
by Cornflower
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: CLI Discussions
Topic: LibreOffice command line options
Replies: 2
Views: 2403

LibreOffice command line options

Did you know that [LibreOffice](https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2055) has command line options? Here is my favourite usage, using --convert-to to create .pdf, .epub, .xhtml or UTF-encoded .txt and as source documents anything LibreOffice can open I convert all my classes powerpoints or...
by Cornflower
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Portable GUI apps from Sordum (some also have CLI
Replies: 4
Views: 2571

Portable GUI apps from Sordum (some also have CLI

Here is Sordum's list of GUI utilities, some of which also have command line (CLI) options. You will notice that many are duplicated in my post yesterday in cli submissions forums, but they also belong here if they have a GUI as well. Sordum claims all are portable, and the few I've tried so far are...
by Cornflower
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: CLI Submissions
Topic: Sordum Applications (many are both CLI and GUI)
Replies: 1
Views: 1905

Sordum Applications (many are both CLI and GUI)

[Sordum.org](https://www.sordum.org/) has a number of CLI apps, some of which also have GUIs. They are portable unless listed otherwise. The ones I have tested (Rexplorer, Webcam On-Off, TopMost, EdgeBlocker) also appear to be stealth, even in GUI mode. Here is a list of apps that are CLI or have bo...
by Cornflower
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Restart Explorer
Replies: 13
Views: 3267

Re: Restart Explorer

For me, I hate extra files (batch file plus a CLI app) if I can help it. My workaround is either to make a batch file and compile it using [Batc to Exe Compiler](https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1660) I would embed Rexplorer_64.exe into the compiled batch so I only have the one file or ...
by Cornflower
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Restart Explorer
Replies: 13
Views: 3267

Re: Restart Explorer

I tested "Restart Explorer" by double clicking the exe file. After at least one minute of panic (60 secs ... that is long!) my desktop reappeared, but not the open windows. I do not see the point of this application, since I can get the same result, but much much faster with Task Manager (pinned to...
by Cornflower
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Lucas Chess
Replies: 9
Views: 14673

Re: Lucas Chess

New web page (since 2018, I think). The old one is defunct.

Here: https://lucaschess.pythonanywhere.com/
Portable Download: https://bintray.com/artifact/download/l ... le1117.exe

I did **not** test for portability.
by Cornflower
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: CLI Submissions
Topic: PDFtk is a command-line tool for working with PDFs
Replies: 3
Views: 1581

Re: PDFtk is a command-line tool for working with PDFs

In fact, there are a few GUIs for pdftk. My favourite is pdftkBuilder (https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1066) by Angus Johnson, who has kept it up since 2004 or earlier to my first usage. Another is Dirk Paehl's GUI for pdftk (https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=17), though it...
by Cornflower
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: CLI Submissions
Topic: CPDF - command line PDF tools
Replies: 9
Views: 26441

Coherent PDF: cpdf and cpdfsqueeze

With version 2.3 (December 2019) Coherent has given its cpdf a non-commercial use license. I used cpdf commercially at work, and am glad I can use it at home not, too. cpdf is a PDF toolkit, capable of everything pdftk does, and much more. Examples include Merge PDF files together, or split them apa...
by Cornflower
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: CLI Submissions
Topic: Echodate
Replies: 1
Views: 655

Echodate

Good for renaming files via script or batch file, [Echodate](http://codefromthe70s.org/cmdline.aspx#echodate) is an executable wrapper around the strftime(), which has many date / time formats It echos the current date or time to STDOUT or to redirection via > or | In my scripts I usually send it to...