OSX Restarting GDrive App

If you use Google Drive and the OSX app, and like me you often travel and change network connection (VPNs count as well), you may have noticed that it won’t connect anymore.

While I don’t know why exactly, it may be due to some security things in the app itself, I noticed that by restarting the app it connects successfully.

Having to do it more than once a day, here is a simple script that with a double-click will restart it.

https://github.com/davidegiannella/misc/blob/master/restart-gdrive

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execute shell command via java

It happened to me that working via an extranet on a citrix environment in a WSAD workspace, that I needed to remove the attribute to at least 200 files in different directories.

Since do it one by one via WSAD is unthinkable, and I didn’t have time to going to the client, loggin into the net in order to have a shell and I dind’t have a shell by my hands, I did it via java.

The environment is Windows machine and here is the source

package tests.runners;

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.io.OutputStream;

public class ShellCommandRunner {
	public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException{
		OutputStream stdin = null;
		BufferedReader br = null;
		String line = null;
		String command = null;

		command = "cmd.exe /C attrib -r /S /D X:\\workspaces\\tuc-workspace\\*.*";

		System.out.println(command);
		Process p = Runtime.getRuntime().exec(command);
		stdin = p.getOutputStream(); //use this to push commands

		//processing stdout
		br = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(p.getInputStream()));
		while((line=br.readLine())!=null) System.out.println(line);

		//processing stderr
		br = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(p.getErrorStream()));
		while((line=br.readLine())!=null) System.err.println(line);

		System.out.println("done!");
	}
}