August 27, 2020

Notepad ++(PlusPlus) Auto increment line numbering or symbol (bullet) to the text content using Column / Multi-Selection Editor

 Hi folks,

I was searching for automatically adding numbers for the content which is distributed in sequential lines

Sample Input




Multi-line Column Select

  • Press and hold Alt keyboard button and drag the mouse cursor from top-bottom (bottom-top) in the same column (say column 1)
  • Keyboard Shortcut: Press and hold Shift + Alt and Click DownArrow/UpArrow until the end of the column

Column / Multi-Selection Editor

  1. Click Edit Menu
  2. Select Column Editor (Alt + C)

Insert Number list

  1. Choose "Number to Insert" section
  2. Enter the values in "Initial Number", "Increased by" and "Repeat"
  3. Check "Leading Zeros", if required

Insert Text

  1. Choose "Text to Insert"
  2. Insert the desired text/symbol

Format Selection

  1. Choose the desired format
  2. Default to "Decimal"

Please find the below image for your reference

Sample Output of auto increment number




Sample Output of prefixing hyphen (-) to list

- A
- B
- C

Hopy this blog gives to explore more of Notepad++ editor. Happy hacking.

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August 24, 2020

Microsoft Azure DevOps Server move or copy Project Source Code from one organization to another organization

Hi folks,

Today I will explain the process of moving the projects from one organization to another in Azure DevOps Server which includes the source repository code, history of commits, tags.


  • Git command line tool
  • ssh-keygen tool
  • Azure DevOps Project access

Environment Setup

  1. Create ssh key on your local PC
  2. Same user account on both the organization with required permissions (Admin)
  3. On Azure DevOps, to go user profile
  4. Add the generated SSH pub key of PC to Azure DevOps

Procedure in terminal/command prompt

1. git clone <old org project repo ssh url>

2. cd <project>

3. git branch -a

    a. git checkout <all branches one by one>

4. git fetch --tags

5. git remote rm origin

6. git remote add orgin <new org project repo ssh url>

7. git push origin --all

8. git push --tags

Hope you are able to move/copy the project source code which includes the history of commits and tags.

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August 13, 2020

Microsoft Windows Sysinternals Suite with file, disk, network, process, security utilities

Hi Folks,

Today, i will give an overview of Microsoft Windows Sysinternals Suite.

This suite helps users and admins to troubleshoot the OS and devices.

Sysinternals Suite

The Suite is a bundling of the following selected Sysinternals Utilities: AccessChk, AccessEnum, AdExplorer, AdInsight, AdRestore, Autologon, Autoruns, BgInfo, BlueScreen, CacheSet, ClockRes, Contig, Coreinfo, Ctrl2Cap, DebugView, Desktops, Disk2vhd, DiskExt, DiskMon, DiskView, Disk Usage (DU), EFSDump, FindLinks, Handle, Hex2dec, Junction, LDMDump, ListDLLs, LiveKd, LoadOrder, LogonSessions, MoveFile, NotMyFault, NTFSInfo, PageDefrag, PendMoves, PipeList, PortMon, ProcDump, Process Explorer, Process Monitor, PsExec, PsFile, PsGetSid, PsInfo, PsKill, PsList, PsLoggedOn, PsLogList, PsPasswd, PsPing, PsService, PsShutdown, PsSuspend, PsTools, RAMMap, RegDelNull, RegHide, RegJump, Registry Usage (RU), SDelete, ShareEnum, ShellRunas, Sigcheck, Streams, Strings, Sync, Sysmon, TCPView, VMMap, VolumeID, WhoIs, WinObj, ZoomIt

Individual Utilities

If you want to use or explore individual utilities then please use the below links for navigation

  1. File and Disk Utilities
  2. Networking Utilities
  3. Process Utilities
  4. Security Utilities
  5. System Information
  6. Miscellaneous

My favorites

  1. DiskMon - Disk monitor whenever read/write happens to hard disk
  2. Disk2vhd - Convert your physical harddisk to Microsoft VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) format
  3. TCPView - List the TCP and UDP ports usage with process name
  4. Active Director Explorer - Advanced Active Directory (AD) viewer and editor
  5. VMMap - Virutal and physical memory analysis utility

Hope, these tools will help you to troubleshoot and/or make use of official Microsoft utilities to explore OS more.

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