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The Perl Data Language Book: PDF fixed to work with tablet/phone PDF readers like Aldiko

Perl Data Language: Scientific computing with Perl

Aldiko Book Reader Premium Full v2.2.3.apkMany PDF readers for smart phones (Android/iphone) and tablets manage the pdf files Calibre_Logobased solely on the Title and Author fields in the PDF file. While for this is fine for your average book, it is not all that helpful with manuals that tend to have abbreviated or no data in the title/author fields.

How to fix? Easy. Go get Calibre. Drop the PDF files on to the running Calibre. Edit them by hitting the E key.

In my case, I edited the “Title”, “Author”, “Tags”, “Publisher” and “Languages”:

Calibre

Calibre doesn’t modify the PDF files themselves so I will need to export the files to a custom directory. In Calibre nomenclature, this is “Saving”. Highlight all the titles you want to export and hit “S” twice. Why twice? No idea. Choose the directory.

Perl Data Language Book for PDL 2.006

Perl Data Langauge

You can now copy the exported PDF files to your phone, tablet, whatever without fear of the v2.006 version of the PDL Book being rejected by Aldiko because the v2.004 version is already added.

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Open Watcom C/C++ & FORTRAN manuals fixed to work with tablet/phone PDF readers like Aldiko

Aldiko Book Reader Premium Full v2.2.3.apkMany PDF readers for smart phones (Android/iphone) and tablets manage the pdf files Calibre_Logobased solely on the Title and Author fields in the PDF file. While for this is fine for your average book, it is not all that helpful with manuals that tend to have abbreviated or no data in the title/author fields. In the case of the manuals for OpenWatcom C/C++ and FORTRAN, I’m unable to load the manuals as they have the same Title/Author data (WATCOM GML).

How to fix? Easy. Go get Calibre. Drop the PDF files on to the running Calibre. Edit them by hitting the E key.

In my case, I edited the “Title”, “Author”, “Tags”, “Publisher” and “Languages”:

Calibre

Calibre doesn’t modify the PDF files themselves so I will need to export the files to a custom directory. In Calibre nomenclature, this is “Saving”. Highlight all the titles you want to export and hit “S” twice. Why twice? No idea. Choose the directory.

You can now copy the exported PDF files to your phone, tablet, whatever without fear of the manuals being rejected by Aldiko.

Here are the OpenWatcom 1.8 manuals that I’ve ‘fixed’ to work with Aldiko. They are identical to the PDFs at OpenWatcom with the exception of the PDF fields I mentioned previously.

Open Watcom 1.8 – Debugger User’s Guide
Open Watcom 1.8 – FORTRAN 77 Getting Started
Open Watcom 1.8 – FORTRAN 77 Graphics Library Reference
Open Watcom 1.8 – FORTRAN 77 Language Reference
Open Watcom 1.8 – FORTRAN 77 Programmer’s Guide
Open Watcom 1.8 – FORTRAN 77 Tools User’s Guide
Open Watcom 1.8 – FORTRAN 77 User’s Guide
Open Watcom 1.8 – Graphical Tools User’s Guide
Open Watcom 1.8 – Linker User’s Guide Open Watcom
Open Watcom 1.8 – Script_GML Tutorial and Reference Manual
Open Watcom 1.8 – VI Editor Reference and User’s Guide
Open Watcom 1.8 – C Language Reference
Open Watcom 1.8 – C Library Reference
Open Watcom 1.8 – C++ Class Library Reference
Open Watcom 1.8 – C/C++ Getting Started
Open Watcom 1.8 – C/C++ Programmer’s Guide
Open Watcom 1.8 – C/C++ Tools User’s Guide
Open Watcom 1.8 – C/C++ User’s Guide

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SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 manuals fixed to work with tablet/phone PDF readers like Aldiko

Aldiko Book Reader Premium Full v2.2.3.apkMany PDF readers for smart phones (Android/iphone) and tablets manage the pdf files Calibre_Logobased solely on the Title and Author fields in the PDF file. While for this is fine for your average book, it is not all that helpful with manuals that tend to have abbreviated or no data in the title/author fields. In the case of the manuals for Sybase IQ, I’m unable to load the manuals for say v11.0 and v12.0.1 as they have the same Title/Author data.

How to fix? Easy. Go get Calibre. Drop the PDF files on to the running Calibre. Edit them by hitting the E key.

In my case, I edited the “Title”, “Author”, “Tags”, “Publisher” and “Languages”:

Calibre

Calibre doesn’t modify the PDF files themselves so I will need to export the files to a custom directory. In Calibre nomenclature, this is “Saving”. Highlight all the titles you want to export and hit “S” twice. Why twice? No idea. Choose the directory.

SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 (r) Server – Database Administration – SAP, Inc_

You can now copy the exported PDF files to your phone, tablet, whatever without fear of the v12.0.1 version of the P&T Guide being rejected by Aldiko because the v12.0 version is already added.

Here are the SQL Anywhere v12.0.1 manuals that I’ve ‘fixed’ to work with Aldiko. They are identical to the PDFs on sybooks with the exception of the PDF fields I mentioned previously.

No copyright infringement is intended. SAP/Sybase, please feel free to take these and host them.

SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 (r) Server – Programming – SAP, Inc_
SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 (r) Server – Spatial Data Support – SAP, Inc_
SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 (r) Server – SQL Reference – SAP, Inc_
SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 (r) Server – SQL Usage – SAP, Inc_
SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 – Changes and Upgrading – SAP, Inc_
SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 – Error Messages – SAP, Inc_
SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 – Introduction – SAP, Inc_
SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 – MobiLinkTM – Client Administration – SAP, Inc_
SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 – MobiLinkTM – Getting Started – SAP, Inc_
SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 – MobiLinkTM – Server Administration – SAP, Inc_
SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 – MobiLinkTM – Server-Initiated Synchronization – SAP, Inc_
SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 – QAnywhereTM – SAP, Inc_
SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 – Relay Server – SAP, Inc_
SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 – SQL RemoteTM – SAP, Inc_
SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 – UltraLite(r) – .NET Programming – SAP, Inc_
SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 – UltraLite(r) – C and C__ Programming – SAP, Inc_
SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 – UltraLite(r) – Database Management and Reference – SAP, Inc_
SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 – UltraLite(r) – Java Programming – SAP, Inc_
SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 – UltraLite(r) – M-Business Anywhere Programming (deprecated) – SAP, Inc_

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SAP SYBASE IQ 16.0 SP3 MANUALS FIXED TO WORK WITH TABLET/PHONE PDF READERS LIKE ALDIKO

Aldiko Book Reader Premium Full v2.2.3.apkMany PDF readers for smart phones (Android/iphone) and tablets manage the pdf files Calibre_Logobased solely on the Title and Author fields in the PDF file. While for this is fine for your average book, it is not all that helpful with manuals that tend to have abbreviated or no data in the title/author fields. In the case of the manuals for Sybase IQ, I’m unable to load the manuals for say v15.4 and v16.0 as they have the same Title/Author data.

How to fix? Easy. Go get Calibre. Drop the PDF files on to the running Calibre. Edit them by hitting the E key.

In my case, I edited the “Title”, “Author”, “Tags”, “Publisher” and “Languages”:

Calibre

Calibre doesn’t modify the PDF files themselves so I will need to export the files to a custom directory. In Calibre nomenclature, this is “Saving”. Highlight all the titles you want to export and hit “S” twice. Why twice? No idea. Choose the directory.

You can now copy the exported PDF files to your phone, tablet, whatever without fear of the v16.0 version of the P&T Guide being rejected by Aldiko because the v15.4 version is already added.

Here are the IQ v16.0 SP3 manuals that I’ve ‘fixed’ to work with Aldiko. They are identical to the PDFs on sybooks with the exception of the PDF fields I mentioned previously.

No copyright infringement is intended. SAP/Sybase, please feel free to take these and host them.

IQ 16.0 SP3 – Programming – SAP, Inc_
IQ 16.0 SP3 – Quick Start_ Unix_Linux – SAP, Inc_
IQ 16.0 SP3 – Reference_ Building Blocks, Tables, and Procedures – SAP, Inc_
IQ 16.0 SP3 – Reference_ Statements and Options – SAP, Inc_
IQ 16.0 SP3 – Release Bulletin_ Linux – SAP, Inc_
IQ 16.0 SP3 – SAP Sybase IQ Error Messages – SAP, Inc_
IQ 16.0 SP3 – Unstructured Data Analytics – SAP, Inc_ IQ 16.0 SP3 – User-Defined Functions – SAP, Inc_
IQ 16.0 SP3 – Utility Guide – SAP, Inc_
IQ 16.0 SP3 – Administration_ Backup, Restore, and Data Recovery – SAP, Inc_
IQ 16.0 SP3 – Administration_ Globalization – SAP, Inc_
IQ 16.0 SP3 – Administration_ In-Memory Row-Level Versioning – SAP, Inc_
IQ 16.0 SP3 – Administration_ Load Management – SAP, Inc_
IQ 16.0 SP3 – Administration_ Multiplex – SAP, Inc_
IQ 16.0 SP3 – Administration_ Spatial Data – SAP, Inc_
IQ 16.0 SP3 – Administration_ User Management and Security – SAP, Inc_
IQ 16.0 SP3 – Guide to Licensed Options – SAP, Inc_
IQ 16.0 SP3 – Introduction to SAP Sybase IQ – SAP, Inc_
IQ 16.0 SP3 – Linux Installation and Configuration Guide – SAP, Inc_
IQ 16.0 SP3 – Migration_ Unix_Linux – SAP, Inc_
IQ 16.0 SP3 – New Features Summary – SAP, Inc_
IQ 16.0 SP3 – Performance and Tuning Guide – SAP, Inc_
SAP Control Center 3.3 – Release Bulletin – SAP, Inc_
SAP Control Center for SAP Sybase IQ 3.3 – SAP, Inc_
Unified Agent and Agent Management Console 2.0.2 – User’s Guide – SAP, Inc_

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IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) – How to determine management class and retention using dsmc

If your company uses IBM’s Tivoli Storage Manager, you may one day be asked to determine what the management class or retention is for the backups you’re performing. Unless you are using the Windows GUI front end, you may be at a loss to obtain this information. Never fear, as long as you have access to the dsmc command line, this is easy to get.

tsm> query mgmtclass -detail

In the output, we can see that the default management class being used in “DFLT_MC”. Unless your backup job explicitly sets the management class, you will use “DFLT_MC”. The retention is 45 days.

Domain Name               : EXAMPLE
Activated Policy Set Name : EXAMPLE_POL
Activation date/time      : 01/19/2008 15:22:23
Default Mgmt Class Name   : DFLT_MC
Grace Period Backup Retn. : 45 day(s)
Grace Period Archive Retn.: 45 day(s)

MgmtClass Name                  : 90DAY_STOR
Description                     :
Space Management Technique      : None
Auto Migrate on Non-Usage       : 0
Backup Required Before Migration: YES
Destination for Migrated Files  : TAPEPOOL
Copy Group
        Copy Group Name........: STANDARD
        Copy Type..............: Archive
        Copy Frequency.........: Cmd
        Retain Version.........: 90 day(s)
        Copy Serialization.....: Shared Static
        Copy Mode..............: Absolute
        Retain Initiation......: Create
        Retain Minimum.........: 65534 day(s)
        Copy Destination.......: TAPEPOOL
        Lan Free Destination...: NO
        Deduplicate Data.......: NO

MgmtClass Name                  : DFLT_MC
Description                     :
Space Management Technique      : None
Auto Migrate on Non-Usage       : 0
Backup Required Before Migration: YES
Destination for Migrated Files  : BACKUPPOOL
Copy Group
        Copy Group Name........: STANDARD
        Copy Type..............: Backup
        Copy Frequency.........: 0 day(s)
        Versions Data Exists...: 6 version(s)
        Versions Data Deleted..: 45 version(s)
        Retain Extra Versions..: 45 day(s)
        Retain Only Version....: 70 day(s)
        Copy Serialization.....: Shared Static
        Copy Mode..............: Modified
        Copy Destination.......: BACKUPPOOL
        Lan Free Destination...: NO
        Deduplicate Data.......: NO

        Copy Group Name........: STANDARD
        Copy Type..............: Archive
        Copy Frequency.........: Cmd
        Retain Version.........: 45 day(s)
        Copy Serialization.....: Shared Static
        Copy Mode..............: Absolute
        Retain Initiation......: Create
        Retain Minimum.........: 65534 day(s)
        Copy Destination.......: TAPEPOOL
        Lan Free Destination...: NO
        Deduplicate Data.......: NO
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