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comment scp and compress at the same time, no intermediate save
I think that 7z and tar are a very powerful combination, I get with them better savings than with other compression algorithms. I am sure new and better ones will replace 7z.. but I don't understand why you would be against using the pair "in principle".. am I missing something?
Apr
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comment ping timeout differences between OS X and Linux/other OSs
why have that function? 1. no stdout output; 2. precise timeout, indep. from the platform (predictable wait on batch execution) 3. can use auto-completion and is more readable 4. in a script, I can add logging of unavailable hosts by editing a single func def
Apr
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comment ping timeout differences between OS X and Linux/other OSs
Why would you not use that function?
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Mar
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Mar
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comment scp and compress at the same time, no intermediate save
Thanks! I am going to accept this great answer but please, add a full, stand-alone command line that uses both rsync and 7za, with final output to the remote filesystem. I liked -z but I would like to decouple the compression stage so.. how would I use rsync in that case, please?
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Mar
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Mar
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comment Human readable system memory reading crom CLI?
It is, certainly, more precise to display it as so.. no doubt about that.. probably the "humans" this is intended for are still aware of the issues you raise.. (I had not thought of that).
Mar
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awarded  Critic
Mar
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accepted Human readable system memory reading crom CLI?
Mar
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comment Human readable system memory reading crom CLI?
I did not know free had a (nice) -h switch. Thanks. Very interesting how free deems 4.0G (which is what I get) more human friendly than 4 GB. "Mum, I'm hungry, I'd like 1.0 apple, please." If this is the best we have on Linux, I should probably just parse the number out and replace G with GB myself.. Very rarely do we see HDDs, for example, advertised as "320G" rather than "320 GB". :(
Mar
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comment Human readable system memory reading crom CLI?
@Patrick: I dislike OS X when comparing it to Linux!
Mar
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asked Human readable system memory reading crom CLI?
Mar
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accepted Grep end regex matching
Mar
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comment Grep end regex matching
This is the best I have found anywhere. The -F to include both the colon and the space trims the rest of the line already, in one go. Very compact, exactly right.. LIKE!
Mar
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comment Grep end regex matching
Does not capture the unit of measure, in that case GB, which was desirable.. perhaps a capture "from field 2 to NF"? How would you write that?
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asked Grep end regex matching