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Monday, March 31, 2008

Wireshark 1.0 released.

For those in the security business and those learning packet sniffing, here's an official announcement of the 1.0 release. 10 years to come to that though it was waaay usable and stable before that.

Finding out which file belongs to which package in cygwin

Today, while trying to add some directories to the PATH variable in my startxwin.bat, I managed to corrupt the file.

I don't know what was wrong but the script refused to start the X server.

Well, I'll just recover the script by re-installing the package I thought.

The only problem is, I don't know which package the file belonged to! And I didn't want to re-install ALL the X packages of the X-server. That would have been the last resort, anyway.
A google search revealed that someone else had faced the same problem and cygwin had a package search which does the same thing; it can search within the packages.

I found the package and reinstalled it from the local copy on my HDD and all was well. X server started up as usual along with my customisations which I applied again.