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Jun
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May
22
comment Which driver is handling my touchpad?
Do an lsmod and see which of those drivers is loaded. You might also want to read your /var/log/Xorg.0.log.
May
20
answered How do I copy a file from multiple servers to my local system?
Apr
30
comment Does tar actually compress files, or just group them together?
Just read the BSD tar manpage, and it turns out I was mistaken, BSD tar uses separate zZjJ for compression just like GNU tar. However, it does automatically detect compression when decompressing though, whereas GNU tar expects zZjJ then also.
Apr
30
comment Does tar actually compress files, or just group them together?
BSD tar provides an argument for compression as well, though it only accepts z and determines the compression method based on the extension, whereas GNU tar has separate zZjJ arguments for the different compression methods.
Apr
3
comment What speed should zsh connect to tmux at?
I'm pretty sure these old baud settings persist just for backwards compatibility reasons, and don't actually control anything anymore. I'm quite certain zsh doesn't care.
Mar
31
comment Having an independent console to kill rogue process?
This doesn't answer your question, by I suspect Flash is only able to cripple your system like it does because it eats enough memory to cause your system to start swapping. If you can get away with it, turn off the swap and let the Out-of-Memory killer do its job while your system is still responsive. Barring that, buy an SSD if you haven't already.
Feb
22
awarded  Yearling
Dec
12
answered Grep multiple pattern negative match
Dec
11
comment Grep multiple pattern negative match
I did some more testing, and found that if there is an empty line in the patterns file it will match every line, causing no lines to be returned with -v. This isn't a problem with -F however, and -F might speed up grep for your task - might be worth trying for you.
Dec
11
comment Grep multiple pattern negative match
When I tried this on my system, grep -v -f had the desired behavior, only returning lines that matched none of the patterns. This was with (GNU grep) 2.14.56-1e3d. What grep are you using?
Dec
11
answered Why would I use a rsync mirror?
Dec
8
comment sshfs and Emacs: file changed on the disk
This doesn't answer your question, but I suggest you use Emacs's TRAMP mode instead of sshfs. It's more flexible, and is likely to be faster after setting up the initial connection.
Dec
8
comment How do you compare two folders and copy the difference to a third folder?
@Bernhard Ah, my bad. I guess I misunderstood the original question.
Dec
8
answered Linux freezes under high memory usage
Dec
8
answered &> redirection not working correctly
Dec
8
comment Create SSL certificate - Silent
Your "normal way to create the certificate" doesn't prompt for any data. Are you not wanting it to output anything? Then use 2> /dev/null.
Dec
8
comment How do you compare two folders and copy the difference to a third folder?
possible duplicate of How do I save changed files?
Dec
8
comment Why is Ruby using 100% CPU in startup?
Is this a EC2 micro instance? Amazon severely constrains the CPU time those instances can use.
Dec
8
answered Changed /etc/ssh/sshd_config. Now can't get to SU. Am I screwed?