Category Archives: powershell

one liner for event log

We have an application whose service keeps stopping.  I have a powershell script to check for this and to restart the service, however  you can also set a property on the service to restart it on failure.  There are options … Continue reading

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http://mjolinor.wordpress.com/2012/01/29/powershell-hash-tables-as-accumulators/

I use hashtables ALOT – especially to generate counts or lists of values associated with a unique key.

Something like 

if($hash.containskey($mykey))
{
$hash.Set_Item($mykey, $hash[$mykey] + 1)
}
else
{
$hash.add($mykey,1))
} # end if/else

$hash will (shortly) contain a list of keys and their count.  You can put other things in as well.

This post by mjolinor is truly great for that (and there is more)

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outta space – again

We ran out of space on ANOTHER server again.  I wrote a script to remove entries in the tomcat\temp directory, but that was just for ‘my’ snapshot server, and hadn’t had time to extend that to the others.  So we … Continue reading

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Powershell and ZIP/UNZIP

The consultant wanted all the W3SVC log files.  We didn’t have them (all), but Blackboard stores them – along with other logs, in the archive directory.  In a ZIP file.  I did NOT want to unzip hundreds of archives to … Continue reading

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