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Windows is a family of graphical operating systems developed by Microsoft for server, client, and mobile platforms.

Recent Versions

  • Windows 10 was released on July 29, 2015.

  • Windows 8.1, the first significant update to Windows 8, was released on October 17, 2013.

  • Windows 8, the successor to Windows 7, was released to the market on October 26, 2012. It was designed to be used on both tablets and conventional PCs.

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How do I find out which process is listening on a TCP or UDP port on Windows?

How do I find out which process is listening on a TCP or UDP port on Windows?
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Is there an equivalent of 'which' on the Windows command line?

As I sometimes have path problems, where one of my own cmd scripts is hidden (shadowed) by another program (earlier on the path), I would like to be able to find the full path to a program on the Windows command line, given just its name. Is there…
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How do I install pip on Windows?

pip is a replacement for easy_install. But should I install pip using easy_install on Windows? Is there a better way?
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Ignoring directories in Git repositories on Windows

How can I ignore directories or folders in Git using msysgit on Windows?
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Filename too long in Git for Windows

I'm using Git-1.9.0-preview20140217 for Windows. As I know, this release should fix the issue with too long filenames. But not for me. Surely I'm doing something wrong: I did git config core.longpaths true and git add . and then git commit.…
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How do I run two commands in one line in Windows CMD?

I want to run two commands in a Windows CMD console. In Linux I would do it like this touch thisfile ; ls -lstrh How is it done on Windows?
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How do I remove the process currently using a port on localhost in Windows?

How can I remove the current process/application which is already assigned to a port? For example: localhost:8080
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How can I develop for iPhone using a Windows development machine?

Is there any way to tinker with the iPhone SDK on a Windows machine? Are there plans for an iPhone SDK version for Windows? The only other way I can think of doing this is to run a Mac VM image on a VMWare server running on Windows, although I'm not…
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Git replacing LF with CRLF

On a Windows machine, I added some files using git add. I got warnings saying: LF will be replaced by CRLF What are the ramifications of this conversion?
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List all environment variables from the command line

Is it possible to list all environment variables from a Windows' command prompt? Something equivalent to PowerShell's gci env: (or ls env: or dir env:).
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How to upgrade Git on Windows to the latest version

I just upgraded to Git for Windows, from my previous version 1.7.9.mysysgit.0. I downloaded the new version from the Git site and installed through the normal Git installer EXE. That said, when I fire up my terminal window, it still is…
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Node.js/Windows error: ENOENT, stat 'C:\Users\RT\AppData\Roaming\npm'

I have Windows 7 32-bit. I installed the latest Node.js 32 bit. When I try to run the command npm install jquery, I receive the error: Error: ENOENT, stat 'C:\Users\RT\AppData\Roaming\npm How does one resolve it?
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Can't start Eclipse - Java was started but returned exit code=13

I am trying to get my first taste of Android development using Eclipse. I ran into this problem when trying to run Eclipse, having installed version 4.2 only minutes ago. After first trying to start Eclipse without any parameters to specify the Java…
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Text editor to open big (giant, huge, large) text files

I mean 100+ MB big; such text files can push the envelope of editors. I need to look through a large XML file, but cannot if the editor is buggy. Any suggestions?
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Remove credentials from Git

I'm working with several repositories, but lately I was just working in our internal one and all was great. Today I had to commit and push code into other one, but I'm having some troubles. $ git push appharbor master error: The requested URL…
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