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  • The miracle program

    I've been using BC for almost 6 years. I registered it after using a public beta for a few minutes, and have never looked back. What a pleasure to use, and it just keeps getting more powerful, flexible, and friendly!

    I use BC differently in different projects, but almost every day it comes in handy. Here are a few examples:

    1. BC is my main FTP client: web site maintenance, downloads, etc.

    2. Comparing source file versions far more usefully than my VCS software can do.

    3. Using the data viewer to compare database files of a user-maintained mailing list by first converting them to CVS (and thus seeing what changes have occurred in the interim).

    4. A script to do a nightly selective backup to an external hard disk.

    5. Selective synchronizing of source files for quick and dirty version control.

    6. Copying photos from a flash card.

    7. Checking CD backups.

    Happy new year!