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Especially if you've got an EFI BIOS, the BIOS boot menu may let you boot straight into Windows, bypassing GRUB. Give it a try. The key to hit is BIOS-specific, ESC, F11, and F12 are all reasonably common. There may be a prompt telling you—but it could flash by pretty quick. Does the page down button work? Or end? Then you could get to the bottom of the ...


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Nobody's answering, so this is what I did: sort -T /mnt/tmp --parallel=14 -S 50G myBigFile.txt I didn't use --batch-size as I wasn't sure what would be a good value and presumably sort is clever about it anyway. /mnt is mounted on a big ephemeral disk (the machine is a VM in the cloud). If /tmp is on a disk with plenty of space, you could leave out -T. ...


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It's meaningless to combine -n and -u. Use -n if you never want to overwrite an existing file. Use -u if you don't want to overwrite newer files. The case where the two differ, then, is where you have a destination file that's older than the source file. Consider what you want to happen for this case, and write your command accordingly. I'd expect that ...



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