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awarded  command-line
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comment rsync wants to resend files after a recent run
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Apr
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comment rsync wants to resend files after a recent run
If you can rsync to the machine, you can probably ssh to it as well. Therefore, ssh in and say mount, or examine /etc/fstab.
Apr
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comment rsync wants to resend files after a recent run
And is the filesystem on the remote side a fully POSIX compatible file system? A CentOS box sharing an NTFS or FAT partition still falls into the same class as non-POSIX NAS systems.
Apr
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comment rsync wants to resend files after a recent run
Also, are you certain you are seeing file names in the output of the second command? If it's just directory names, that's normal.
Apr
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comment rsync wants to resend files after a recent run
Is the remote machine any kind of POSIX system? (Linux, BSD, Unix?) If it's some kind of non-POSIX NAS, for example, it probably won't understand POSIX permissions, so there will be information loss on every rsync, fooling rsync into thinking that it still has work to do on each pass.
Apr
30
comment What can cause my shell to look like this?
@Dodekeract: Why "programmatically." Just type two control sequences at the terminal. Problem solved. Try it.
Apr
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comment What can cause my shell to look like this?
@Dodekeract: My solution does exactly that. All the previous garbage remains on the screen.
Apr
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answered What can cause my shell to look like this?
Apr
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comment Which to choose - BSD or Unix-style commands where available?
@Jarl: See the spec. Generally speaking, POSIX leans more SysVish than BSD, since POSIX was economically-driven, and all the major commercial Unixes of the time were System V derivatives.
Apr
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comment Which to choose - BSD or Unix-style commands where available?
@Jarl: Learn POSIX first. That's available everywhere. Then learn whatever weird variants are in use on the systems you use most. Ignore the rest.
Apr
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comment Dealing With A System Which Is Not Letting To LogIn Due To Open Permissions
"what's best way to handle such situations?" Captain's Mast and a yard-arm. Fixes that problem every single time.
Apr
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awarded  Good Answer
Apr
28
revised Why does `grep fil*` fail?
added "file name expansion" link
Apr
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
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answered Why does `grep fil*` fail?
Apr
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comment How to delete a tilde (~) folder?
Not rmdir. OP is clear that this directory isn't empty yet, which is why he's using rm -R.
Apr
27
revised How to delete a tilde (~) folder?
fixed "tilda" and tweaked the tags
Apr
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awarded  Good Answer