Category Archives: Tips

How to archive email on Outlook for Mac

Since there’s no archive menu on Outlook for Mac, in order to archive our email to our local computer we can do this trick.
Open Preferences->General
Then un-check the tick box “Hide On My Computer folders”.

You will see “On My Computer” under Inbox folder. To archive your email, simply select your emails then right click and choose move to “On My Computer”.

Remove index.php on CodeIgniter using .htacces

By default CodeIgniter framework url will includes index.php, it’s pretty easy to remove index.php from your url to work with CodeIgniter using .htaccess.

I assume that your web server already enable mod_rewrite module (mostly any web hosting already enable it). Create new file .htaccess in your CodeIgniter code root (same level with index.php) as like this.

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule .* index.php/$0 [PT,L]

Save it, and violaa… your CodeIgniter has pretty URL.

How to disable wordpress toolbar for all users

New wordpress engine has a feature called toolbar and its shown in the top of our blog page. What ridiculous is there’s no built-in function to disable this toolbar for being shown to all our users, which mean the users have to manually disable it in their profile page. Fortunately we can use this snippet to disable this toolbar.

Add this snippet to your theme functions.php file

function my_function_admin_bar(){
    return false;
}
add_filter( 'show_admin_bar' , 'my_function_admin_bar');

Enable PHP display_error on MAMP 2.0.5

By default display_error on MAMP 2.0.5 is off, in my opinion it would be useful for me to turn it on for development phase of my application. This is how to enable display_error

  1. Find MAMP directory under Application Directory
  2. Go to MAMP\bin\php\
  3. Open PHP folder that you are using
  4. Then open \bin\conf\php.ini under your PHP folder
  5. Find error_reporting line, and make sure as “error_reporting = E_ALL
  6. Find display_errors = Off, and change it to display_errors = On
  7. Save then restart your MAMP
  8. Done

Mac OS X Terminal Color

I was using linux ubuntu for my work now I’m using Mac OS X 10.7.3, I was surprised when I did ls command, the ls result returned had the same color for files and folders. Fortunately there is a trick to set ls command with colors.

Create or edit this file

~/.bash_profile

Then insert this inside it

export CLICOLOR=1
export LSCOLORS=ExFxCxDxBxegedabagacad

Save it, now open your new terminal instance.

PHP Date Timezone error ( date_default_timezone_set )

I was experiencing an error regarding date() function on PHP 5 with error message like this :
Message: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Asia/Jakarta' for 'WIT/7.0/no DST' instead

For quick fix in PHP5, add this line

date_default_timezone_set("Asia/Jakarta")

How to get list of files handled by process

Ever wondered which program has a particular file or directory open? Now you can find out. Handle is a utility that displays information about open handles for any process in the system. You can use it to see the programs that have a file open, or to see the object types and names of all the handles of a program.

Handle is targeted at searching for open file references, so if you do not specify any command-line parameters it will list the values of all the handles in the system that refer to open files and the names of the files. It also takes several parameters that modify this behavior.

Execute an exe from VBS with space in file name

Hi All,

I was having problem on executing an exe file from vbs, the problem was the exe path has space between it. For example “C:\Program Files\test\my app.exe”.

The vbs will returns an error which says file not found for that path. This is happened because after the space, the vbs will treat the entire command after the space as arguments.

To fix it we can use multiple quote like this.

wscript.run """C:\Program Files\test\my app.exe"""

Use 3 quote.

What if we want to use arguments in our command?

wscript.run """C:\Program Files\test\my app.exe"" /command args"

Cheers!