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Jul
18
answered How to introduce timeout for shell scripting?
Jul
4
answered Terminating an infinite loop
Jun
27
comment How does this directory use so much space
If you run du without -s it will tell you the space each file consumes under /var. sudo du -h /var > /tmp/foo and then look through /tmp/foo.
Jun
20
answered How to remove error messages when searching recursively for a string?
Jun
14
comment Can it harm if I shutdown without closing applications?
You need to define precisely what "shutdown my machine" means to you, as any answer will depend on that. Possibilities include sudo shutdown, sudo halt, pressing the power button, holding down the power button, and even pulling the plug out of the wall.
Jun
11
answered Recursively rename e-mail files from .txt to .eml
Jun
5
revised Monitor directory and if a file is requested then rsync on demand
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Jun
5
answered Monitor directory and if a file is requested then rsync on demand
Jun
4
comment Alternate FIFO device for Linux with a (way) bigger buffer while still having filesystem semantics?
What's wrong with using a file?
Jun
4
answered sed not working from sh file, but working from the command line
May
23
answered What does it mean for an email message to be “old”?
May
15
comment How to compact a directory
ufs on the BSDs and Mac HFS both shrink directories on the fly also. I'm surprised to learn that ext3 doesn't. ext4 doesn't seem to do it, either.
May
9
answered What happens if a cron script tries to copy a directory at the same time as another process is writing to it?
May
9
comment How to disable IPv6 on OpenBSD?
Well, if you mean packet filtering, I think you can use pf.conf to filter against any protocol that's in /etc/protocols and ipv6 is in there. I haven't tried it, however.
May
9
answered How to disable IPv6 on OpenBSD?
May
8
comment Why does tar --exclude=“.*” create an empty archive?
Interesting, indeed. I tested on Mac OS Lion; tar --version yields "bsdtar 2.8.3 - libarchive 2.8.3". ".?*" works with this tar.
May
7
answered Why does tar --exclude=“.*” create an empty archive?
May
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Apr
29
comment dd copies more data than exists in .img?
Nope. Run ls -ls honey.img and show the output of that.
Apr
29
comment dd copies more data than exists in .img?
Please add the command line you used to your question.