If even you need to search through /usr/ports/UPDATING file on FreeBSD, it becomes a tedious task on the command line if your grep knowledge is not good. A browser based interface through which you can query using keywords is available at http://updating.braincomb.com .
If you ever need a run a program as a service on Windows, there is a nifty little utility called nssm. For an easy explanation on how to use nssm, see this link:
If you need to create a hard link on Windows (as opposed to soft links which are created by default), you can create it using command line. The exact syntax would be:
mklink /J <Link> <Target>
So say you need to create a link www in the current folder which needs to point to D:\my_files\html, the command would be:
mklink /J www D:\my_files\html
This utility works in Windows Vista and Windows 7, and should also work on Windows 8 & 10.
If you need to sort icons in launchapd on mac alphabetically, just run this command in the terminal:
defaults write com.apple.dock ResetLaunchPad -bool true; killall Dock