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How to Restore Your iPhone to Original Settings and Restore From a Backup

There are various scenarios where you may need to restore your iPhone to the original settings. After restoring to the original settings you can then restore your iPhone from a backup but the problem with this may be the initial conflict could have been caused either by a setting or an application installed on the iPhone. Recently I reset my iPhone to its original settings because I thought it would resolve an issue I was having with Visual Voicemail however it did not end up resolving my issue because after restoring from the backup the conflict that caused Visual Voicemail to not work was restored and so Visual Voicemail stopped working again. I will explain the details behind that in another post but below I describe the process of first restoring the original settings to the iPhone followed by restoring everything else from a backup.

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How to View Trillian Connection Admin Messages Such as Yahoo Admin

With Trillian you may from time to time get connection admin messages that describe some sort of problem. At times these error messages or warning messages will pop up when Trillian starts and you may be in a hurry to just close them out so you can get on with working. The problem with this is that if the issue needs to be resolved you may not know how to retrieve these messages. One such error could be similar to my last post that described an error with the Yahoo Messenger plugin so in this case the error message came from the Yahoo Admin.

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Trillian Yahoo! Admin: You are using an older version of Yahoo! Messenger that is no longer supported.

When starting Trillian I continue to get an error message regarding Yahoo being old version that is no longer supported. The specific error that comes from Yahoo Admin is listed below.

Trillian Yahoo Admin Error:
You are using an older version of Yahoo! Messenger that is no longer supported. Please upgrade by downloading the newest version by going to: http://messenger.yahoo.com/download.php.

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How to Search For Patterns In Files That Are Compressed With gzip or gunzip

It can be beneficial sometimes to search for patterns in files on a Linux server that have been compressed with gzip instead of having to uncompress each file to search through it. A good example of this if typically in log rotation you rotate the logs and compress the older log files so if you are troubleshooting an issue and need to search for an error in older log files you could use the method below to search the compressed log files to match a pattern without having to uncompress each log file.

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How to Modify the timestamp (Date and Time) of a File on Linux

There are certain circumstances where you may want to modify the date and time of a file on Linux. In my case I was testing a cronjob that moved and deleted files older than a certain date and testing it was much easier after modifying the date of the files.

The command to use for modifying the date and time of a file is called touch. To modify the timestamp of a file issue one of the below commands. The file used in each of the examples below is named testfile.

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