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2013-08-05

cool programs , utilities and programming environments for Windows, most of which free ( revised )

Cool programs , utilities and programming environments for Windows, most of which free ( revised )

Opera - simply the best browser on the planet
Google Chrome
Firefox
strawberry perl for Windows (with dmake for modules )
Cygwin
SysInternals Suite
izarc - the best zipper
Process Explorer - shows resources usage per running process on Windows
Google Earth
Picasa - the best free picture viewer , organizer
Mozilla Thunderbird
Textpad - the best text editor for Windows
FreeMind - mind maps freware
smstoolpack - create CRUD for sql server
GreenShot
Open diff - tool for comparing sql server 2005 databases
Skype - the best client for Internet and Video Telephony
NSIS - the best open source Windows installer maker
And the time plugin
Gears -- edit online documents offline
Free youtube to ipod converter -- get mp4 files easily to your phone
Defragler - Disk Defragment utility
DvdDecrypter - the best DVD free ripper
ImgBurner - burn ISO images - freeware
ArsClip remembers your clibboard stuff - Hint , Ctrl + Shift + Z , 2
colorpic - Color to hex utility
Expresso - a GUI tool for building and verifying Regular Expressions
a flv file player
Python - for cool scripts and programming
STARUML - the best open source UML editor
Infrarecorder - free CD / DVD burner
Paint.Net - freeware image editor
putty
winscp
Multiline Search and Replace utility program
Google Gears - use Gmail offline
HijackThis
tortoise svn - a stable gui and command line to subversion for Windows
slik svn - the command line tools for svn for windows
Data Recovery - recover Shift + del removed programs
Windows Sysinternal utilities
Cmdow is a Win32 commandline utility for NT4/2000/XP/2003 that allows windows to be listed, moved, resized, renamed, hidden/unhidden, disabled/enabled, minimized, maximized, restored, activated/inactivated, closed, killed and more.
Grep , FGrep and Egrep for windows (remember the dll's also )
Less for Windows ( remember the dll's also )
7-zip
Rise Editor - Entity Relationship Diagram tool
Adobe Acrobat
Virtual Clone Drive - Map ISO files
svn client and server
Doxygen - code documentation utility
Qt - Nokia's Development Platform
Dia - control flow chars freeware software
AudioGrabber - the best mp3 ripper
AutoHotKey - GUI automating
Fiddler - http sniffer
Windows GNU utils
Active Perl
Safari -
HijackThis will help you identify what kind of programs start with your PC
Windows Sysinternal utilities - download the whole package to a directory, add it to your path ( if you did not understandant this one just unpack them into your C:\Windows directory ) and start the autoruns Start - Run - type autoruns

EasyCleaner will simply help you identify all the crap on your PC
Malicious Software Removal Tool Yep Microsoft knows what kind of crap has been produced for their major product ...
SpyBot Some of the mallware are not categorized as viruses ... thus SpyBot will spot those bastards ...
SpyBot A basic standalone icon editing freeware app for Windows ...
Avast Virus Protection If you have already a Virus protection and still something is wrong ... than probably your virus protection is not good enough ... Now caution uninstalling and re-installing your Anti-Virus software might be really really painfull and even MIGHT BREAK YOU WHOLE WINDOWS .... yep, thus if you want to try than : 1. download locally the avast package 2. unconnect you PC from the net ( really physically , or stop the wirelless ) 3. ensure you have you installation package of your own Anti-virus sofware 4. remove it from the Control Panel add-remove software 5. Reboot ( really do it , even if not prompted to do so ) 6. Install Avast ( its free ) 7. Run the full scan . If nothing found , repeat the steps 4,5,6 for Avast and reinstall your own virus scanner

netezza cheat sheet

#File:netezza-cheat-sheet.sh  v1.2.5

# how-to get help
command -h
# how-to get commands' help
commmand -hc
# how-to create an user
nzpassword add -u username -pw password -host hostname

#how-to export sql result set into a file
nzsql -F ";" -d $db_name -c "SELECT * FROM $table WHERE 1=1 AND LOAD_TM > to_date ( '2013-04-16 00:00:00' , 'YYYY-MM-DD HH24:MI:SS') ORDER BY LOAD_TM DESC ;" -o /tmp/data/tmp.txt

nzsql -F " " -d SYSTEM -c "SELECT HW_HWID FROM SYSTEM.._V_SPU ;"

# how-to restore a db without the data
nzrestore -db DbNameToRestore -sourcedb BackUpSetDatabaseName -increment 3 -schema-only -dir /backup2

#drop session on some criteria ( use grep for filtering )
nzsession | grep idle | awk '/idle/ {print "nzsession abort -force -id "$1}' > /tmp/drop_sessions.sh

# show the disk usage
nzds show -detail | perl -ne 'split /\s+/;print $_[9] ." " ; print $_  ' | sort -nr

#backup
#where are stored the log files of the backup scripts
/export/home/nz/BackupScripts/log

#how-to view the latest 4 differential backups
for file in `ls -t1 /export/home/nz/BackupScripts/log/RunBackUpDiff* | head -n 4` ; do cat $file ; done ;

#how-to view the latest 10 backup files starting with the newest on top
ls -alt --time-style=long-iso /export/home/nz/BackupScripts/log/* | head -n 10

#how-to create an repot of the db and table sizes
sh /nz/support/nz_db_size >> /export/home/nz/Logs/nz-dbs-tables-sizes-report.txt

# how-to kill idle sessions
nzsession | grep SLOW_READER_ACCOUNT | awk '/idle/ {print "nzsession abort -force -id "$1}' > drop_sessions.sh

# check the swap space usage
/nz/kit/bin/nzstats -type spu

# show sub command help
/nz/kit/bin/nzstats -hc show

# check the number of active users per database
/nz/kit/bin/nzstats show -type database

/nz/support-TwinFin-5.0-100107-1556/bin/nz_view_references -h

nzhw -detail -type SPU

#how-to find out what where has been backed up
for i in {1..4}; do find "/backup${i}" -maxdepth 3 -mindepth 3 ; done ;

#check the exact errors from the last 1000 backup logs
for file in `ls -lrt /nz/kit.7.0.P4/log/backupsvr/*.log | perl -ne 'split /\s+/;print $_[8]."\n"' | tail -1000` ; do grep -nH Error $file ; done ;


#how-to check from odbc.ini the name of the db by the connection string
export IniFile=/informatica/9.1.0/ODBC6.1/odbc.ini
export IniSection=nz_etl_test
sed -e 's/[[:space:]]*\=[[:space:]]*/=/g' \
      -e 's/;.*$//' \
      -e 's/[[:space:]]*$//' \
      -e 's/^[[:space:]]*//' \
      -e "s/^\(.*\)=\([^\"']*\)$/\1=\"\2\"/" \
      < $IniFile \
      | sed -n -e "/^\[$IniSection\]/,/^\s*\[/{/^[^;].*\=.*/p;}" | grep -i database

#how-to search for "broken" views which need to be recreated
/nz/support-TwinFin-5.0-100107-1556/bin/nz_view_references
/nz/support/bin/nz_view_references

#how-to show the number of active users per db
/nz/kit/bin/nzstats -type database | sort -n -k8


#how-to check current system sfw version and revision
nzrev; nz_stats


#how-to check the current version of the netezza support scripts
nz_help -version

# show the utilization of the components
nzsqa proctbl -all | grep -i util

#how-to show hardware issues
nzhw show -issues

#important paths
#where are the netezza cli binaries
/nz/support/bin/
/nz/kit/bin/
/nz/kit/bin/adm/

#important logs
/var/log/nz/heartbeat_admin.log
/nz/kit.7.0.P4/log/postgres/pg.log

#important conf files
/etc/ha.d/ha.cf

# check the clustering and resource group status on NPS
crm_mon -i5

# report db sizes on
nz_db_size -summary

# Start the nzAdmin windows tool , start , run , type
"C:\Program Files\IBM Netezza Tools\Bin\NzAdmin.exe"

#how-to check for locks on netezza tables
nzsql -F ";" -d $db_name -c "SELECT * FROM _T_PG_LOCKS;" -a | grep -i TERRA

# how-to check which tables do need grooming
perl /nz/kit.7.0.P4/bin/adm/tools/cbts_needing_groom -db TERRA_STG_PROD

# now-to check for haning sessoins
export db_name=SYSTEM;nzsql -F ";" -d $db_name -c " select q.qs_planid, q.qs_sessionid, q.qs_clientid, s.dbname, s.username, q.qs_cliipaddr,
 q.qs_state, q.qs_tsubmit, q.qs_tstart, case when q.qs_tstart = 'epoch' then '0' else abstime 'now' - q.qs_tstart end,
initcap(q.qs_pritxt), case when qs_estcost >= 0 then ltrim(to_char(cast(qs_estcost as float)/1000,'99999999999999999.999'))
else ltrim(to_char(cast((18446744073709551616 + qs_estcost) as float)/1000, '99999999999999999.999')) end,
q.qs_estdisk, q.qs_estmem, q.qs_snippets, q.qs_cursnipt, q.qs_resrows, q.qs_resbytes , q.qs_sql from _v_qrystat q, _v_session s
where 1=1 and q.qs_sessionid = s.id and q.QS_STATE not in ( 2,3);" -a



# find out the heaviest queries today
export db_name=SYSTEM;nzsql -F ";" -d $db_name -c " SELECT * FROM _V_QRYHIST
where 1=1 AND QH_TSUBMIT > CURRENT_DATE ORDER BY QH_ESTCOST ASC" -a

export db_name=SYSTEM;
#how-to list the columns of a table
export sql=" SELECT ' , ' || NAME || '.' || ATTNAME  from _V_RELATION_COLUMN WHERE 1=1
AND NAME LIKE 'DIM_PAYER_ADDRESS'
ORDER BY NAME , ATTNUM
;";

nzsql -F ";" -d $db_name -c "$sql" -a


#how-to export a list of netezza tables into csv files :
export db_name=SET_HERE_YOUR_DB_NAME
export schema_owner=SET_HERE_YOUR_SCHEMA_OWNER


for table in `echo table_name1 table_name2 `; do (nzsql -F ";" -d $db_name -c "SELECT * FROM $db_name.$schema_owner.$table" -A -q -o /tmp/$db_name.$table.csv.tmp ) ; head --lines=-1 /tmp/$db_name.$table.csv.tmp > /tmp/$db_name.$table.csv; rm -fv /tmp/$db_name.$table.csv.tmp ; done ;



nz_responders

#
# Purpose:
# To provide a simple cheat sheet for netezza administration and command line utilities

# eof file: netezza-cheat-sheet.sh

how-to clean my pc from mallware or possibly viruses

Install the following programs

HijackThis will help you identify what kind of programs start with your PC
Windows Sysinternal utilities - download the whole package to a directory, add it to your path ( if you did not understandant this one just unpack them into your C:\Windows directory ) and start the autoruns Start - Run - type autoruns
EasyCleanerwill simply help you identify all the crap on your PC
Malicious Software Removal Tool Yep Microsoft knows what kind of crap has been produced for their major product ...
SpyBot Some of the mallware are not categorized as viruses ... thus SpyBot will spot those bastards ...
Avast Virus Protection If you have already a Virus protection and still something is wrong ... than probably your virus protection is not good enough ... Now caution uninstalling and re-installing your Anti-Virus software might be really really painfull and even MIGHT BREAK YOU WHOLE WINDOWS .... yep, thus if you want to try than : 1. download locally the avast package 2. unconnect you PC from the net ( really physically , or stop the wirelless ) 3. ensure you have you installation package of your own Anti-virus sofware 4. remove it from the Control Panel add-remove software 5. Reboot ( really do it , even if not prompted to do so ) 6. Install Avast ( its free ) 7. Run the full scan . If nothing found , repeat the steps 4,5,6 for Avast and reinstall your own virus scanner

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