To quickly create directories with the name equal to the current date through the Total Commander:
- At first, let’s create a cmd script that makes a directory with the desired name:
In the first line of the script, the desired name for the directory is created in the format YYYY.MM.DD.
The second script line creates a directory with the specified name along the path passed in the input parameter %1
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Creating Windows restore points is a good way to help to restore your computer if any troubles such as virus or advertising bots infection occur.
The restore point is a system image in which its current state is recorded (settings, appearance, installed programs). By creating and saving such a point, you can return your system to the recorded state at any time.
If you have opened a suspicious mail attachment accidentally, and now advertising banners appear on your computer screen (an advertising bot has been installed in your system) – with restore points you can return the system “back to the past” before the bot infects. Restore points are not absolutely troubles panacea, but very often, a “rollback” of the system saves the situation and returns the computer to a normal working state.
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Symbolic links in Windows (starts from Vista) can be created using mklink command.
Let’s make a button in Total Commander to create a symbolic link from the selected file:
- In a convenient location, for example in Total Commander plug-ins directory c:\TotalCommander\Plugins\ create a batch file mklink.cmd with the following content:
This command creates a symbolic link to the file transferred from the first input parameter and places it in a location from the second input parameter.
- Create a button in Total Commander panel by dragging this file to this panel.
- Right click on this button and select “Edit …”
- In the “Settings” field specify:
%P – path to the file under the cursor in active panel
%N – the name of the file under the cursor in active panel
%T – path to the location, open in a second (non-active) panel
As a result by pressing created button a symbolic link to the file under the cursor in the active Total Commander tab will be created in a location of the inactive tab with the same file name.