For most pieces of commercial software for common tasks there is an excellent free althernative; sometimes even open source. Here are a few of my favourites.
Archive for December, 2010
With Windows 7, you wish to share a folder (directory) on the network but to have the network view of that folder given a different name. For example, you might wish to share the to local directories <C:\first\share\> and <C:\second\share\> respectively as <\\my-machine\share-1\> and <\\my-machine\share-2\>, in order easily to distinguish them.
Suppose you have a set of changes on a Windows machine ready for commit. However, before committing, you’d like to check compilation on your Linux box. So, you create a patch file with a command such as
C:\my-dir> svn diff > patch.diff
Having copied the patch to your Linux box, you try the command
/home/me/my-dir$ patch -p0 < patch.diff
Unfortunately, you see many problems of the form
Hunk #1 FAILED at 234.
What is wrong?