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Linux: ccat

The ccat command I created for Linux – written in Pascal – types files to screen like the cat command does, except it runs the files through a color filter. An example of the output for a small XML file and a small Pascal file is shown below. In order to try out ccat youContinue reading “Linux: ccat”

Developer Extensions

Developer Extensions are a set of tools that expand File Explorer on Windows 10 10.0.19041+ and a status area tool for helping with IIS and COM+. The File Explorer tools are a info tip extensions on dll and tlb files. Also there is a context menu extensions with some utilities for dll, exe and tlbContinue reading “Developer Extensions”

.NET Public Key and Assembly Signing

The CLR uses public keys for two reasons. 1) to uniquely identity the developer of the component and 2) to protect the component from tampering. Assemblies with public keys also has a digital signature. This signature provides a secure hash of the assembly manifest, which themselves contains hashes of all subordinate modules. Historically the CLRContinue reading “.NET Public Key and Assembly Signing”


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