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Designer of infinite compression algorithms, and other research projects


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comment Linux tool to track directory space over time
It's within my reach to hack together user-space scripts to eg. record periodic du snapshots from cron of all/some directories, store them in SQL/CSV for later analysis to narrow down where storage is being consumed when, and make friendly reports to pinpoint this. With ability to zoom into the dir hierarchy, one hopes. But that's time-consuming and I'm hoping something similar exists, even if imperfect (hardlinks etc.).
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comment run a remote process via autossh in background
tmux/screen may indeed be viable; xpra proved too resource intensive on my lean 1-2GB PCs in the past (behind the scenes X server). In reality before having this problem I was trying to avoid using an ssh layer altogether, just sticking to classic xhost + over port 6000 (i.e. DISPLAY=otherDYNDNShost:0 geany &) but could still not figure out how to re-enable that network port in Ubuntu's X server, not even with DisallowTCP=false in /etc/gdm/custom.conf as researched elsewhere.
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comment run a remote process via autossh in background
Silly me, I tried -f right after posting and that worked, but felt bad about answering myself so fast. Thanks. However what's really annoying (and probably a different question) are its frequent disconnects & restarts, whilst another interactive ssh session seems way more tolerant of network hiccups and stays connected to one session.
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accepted extract last match from logfile till end
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comment extract last match from logfile till end
Prefer a regex-based solution (avoiding double-tac on a large file in a fast loop)
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comment extract last match from logfile till end
I was trying to avoid that too since the main logfile grows many MB's huge, and the iterations fast (don't want to slow them down by a large fraction), so was looking for a regex-only solution.
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comment Tell fs to free space from deleted files NOW
Marking as closest answer, although never really "gave back" the space immediately after closing file handles/processes using them. Looking for other kernel/proc/fs-based approaches.
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