Convert string into key-value array

I was looking for a function or solution, that would convert a string into associative array, i.e. respecting both keys and values. To be successfull, such function would have to operate on two delimiters. One for separating each key-value pair from surronding one. And second — for spliting keys from values. Which is, where PHP’s build-in explode function fails. Lucky I am, my two favorite uncles — Uncle Google and Uncle Stack Overflow — helped me in this case as well.

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Automate compare in folder sync tool in Total Commander

To automate compare phase (first step) in folder sync tool you should:

  1. Set the parameters as you need them.
  2. Click on the folder button in the top left of the sync dialog to save these settings.
  3. Create a button with the c:\totalcmd\totalcmd.exe /S=S:=backup command.

The := instead of just /S=S:backup causes an automatic start of the comparison.

Of course you must adjust path to reflect your location of Total Commander.

Currently you can automate the compare step, not the copy step. It is considered to risky to be automated.

Over hundred cool icon sets for your website or application

Here you have three different pages, each holding links to 25+ beautiful icons sets:

There are 109 total icons sets presented on these three webpages. Most of them are free. Some of them are devastating beautiful, some have medium quality. But, put together, makes a strong icon sets compilation, in which nearly anyone should find something interesting for his or her current project.

Fix for multi-rename tool bug in Total Commander

If you use Multi-Rename Tool in Total Commander to batch-rename only folders and if all folders are numbered with dot after number (example attached and below) then multi-rename tool will treat all folders as filenames — i.e. it will “see” everything before dot (two characters in above example) as actual filename and all the rest, after dot, as file’s extension. Here is a quick fix for this situation (it actually may not be considered as bug).

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