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revised linux: How to determine the best filesystem format?
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Jan
25
comment Origin of the word cron?
χρόνος [chronos] (greek) = time, tabula (latin) = board, Iyyobh [job] (hebrew) = the penitent/hated one
Jan
25
comment Why doesn't cp have a progress bar like wget?
@dmckee Then why can dd give progress statements? dd goes back to 1966 (OS/360). Unix tools can be verbose if the user wants them to be verbose, but unfortunately you can't say how verbose cp shall be (there is only one additional verbosity level: -v).
Jan
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Jan
23
accepted How to keep track of changes in /etc/
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18
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Jan
16
comment What is the most high-performance Linux filesystem for storing a lot of small files (HDD, not SSD)?
@psusi added btrfs results
Jan
16
revised What is the most high-performance Linux filesystem for storing a lot of small files (HDD, not SSD)?
btrfs benchmark
Jan
14
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Jan
14
comment Speakers make popping sound when on battery power. What should I do?
That is a well known phenomenon called pop music.
Jan
14
answered Installing .package file in Arch Linux
Jan
14
comment What is the most high-performance Linux filesystem for storing a lot of small files (HDD, not SSD)?
@psusi Yes, echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches after every step should have done it. I was using a 7200 rpm HDD with a Xeon W3550 processor. There is a link to the source of the benchmark in my answer, so you can try it yourself and improve it if you like.
Jan
14
revised Is there a way to tell the system to keep a folder to reside in memory?
better introduction
Jan
14
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Jan
14
comment What is the most high-performance Linux filesystem for storing a lot of small files (HDD, not SSD)?
XFS is noted for performing very well in situations like this. [citation needed]
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14
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Jan
14
comment How to keep track of changes in /etc/
Sorry for being that unprecise. I improved the question.
Jan
14
revised How to keep track of changes in /etc/
more precise