Monthly Archives: January 2014

HOW TO Extract the contents of a .scexe file

HP Releases self-extracting firmware update files for Linux as .scexe files. These files usually contain an installer and a bunch of XML controlls. A -h flag provides a couple options for running the installer, but sometimes you don’t want to … Continue reading

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HOW TO Use Multiple Filter Flags in PHP Filter Functions

Using multiple filter flags in PHP is easy, but the documentation does not explain it well. The Filter capabilities in PHP 5.3 and above are very powerful and save a ton of effort, but the passing of flags to various … Continue reading

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HOWTO: Create a random alpha-numeric string in PHP

Creating an alpha-numeric string in PHP is easy, but having a quick function you can call is better! This is very useful for things like password generators. To see how to do this in Python, check out this post: …howto-create-a-random-alpha-numeric-string-in-python … Continue reading

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