IT Pro Tuesday #247

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Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

We're looking for your favorite tips and tools we can share with the community... those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply or leave a comment with your suggestions, and we'll be featuring them in the coming weeks.

As always, we’re updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy.

A Free Tool

Curl Converter enables you to easily convert curl commands for use in Ansible, C, C#, ColdFusion ML, Clojure, Dart, Elixir, Go, HAR,  HTTP, HTTPie, Java, JavaScript, JSON, Kotlin, MATLAB, Node.js, Objective-C, OCaml, PHP, PowerShell, Python, R, Ruby, Rust, Swift or Wget. Kindly suggested by scritty.

Training Resource

OverTheWire is an entertaining option for learning about cybersecurity principles and the methods hackers employ to exploit weaknesses. Offers a series Linux command-line games—each focused on a different exploit—so you can truly understand what you need to harden your systems against. Our thanks for the suggestion go to Ironwolfss42km.

Another Free Tool

NTFS Permissions Reporter is a user-friendly way to generate reports on the permissions for Windows file servers that can go all the way down to the directory tree—so you can view which groups and users have access to certain directories. Results can be filtered by your specific criteria, and reports can be exported to file. Our thanks for this suggestion go to nachomountain.

One More Free Tool

Open-Shell-Menu is a collection of utilities that can return some of your favorite features to newer versions of Windows. Revel in the glory of classic-style features like a Start menu for Win 7, 8 & 10; tool and status bars for Windows Explorer; title and status bars for Internet Explorer. Hel_OWeen says, "I honestly have a hard time to navigate any Windows version > W2K without it."

Another Training Resource

Learn Git Branching is an interactive, visual option for improving your Git skills from beginner through advanced. A set of increasingly difficult levels walks you through step-by-step feature demos and challenges designed to teach how to make the most of this powerful tool. The online sandbox gives you a safe place to practice new concepts. Highly recommended by pittiedad.

P.S. Bonus Free Tools

smartctl_exporter is a fast and easy way to get all the collected statistics on the health of your hard drives incorporated into your Prometheus monitoring setup. Appreciation for suggesting this tool goes to Alx_xl.

Dolphin is an adaptable, lightweight file manager for navigating and managing your files and folders. Allows you to drag and drop files between views and perform quick actions like compressing, sharing and duplicating files via a right-click menu. Works seamlessly with Internet cloud services and other remote machines, and comes with an integrated terminal and powerful plugins to further enhance your workflow. chronic414de appreciates its capabilities as a "file explorer with splitted view and SFTP connection."

Have a fantastic week and as usual, let us know any comments.

IT Pro title: 
Curl Conversion, Security Training, Permissions Reporting & More