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Nov
26
comment Parallelize a Bash FOR Loop
Ahh, PSkocik's answer below has a really simple solution.
Nov
26
comment Parallelize a Bash FOR Loop
The line with wait in it basically lets all processes run, until it hits the nth process, then waits for all of the others to finish running, is that right?
Nov
26
comment Parallelize a Bash FOR Loop
@AndrewHarvey: isn't that what the shebang is for?
Nov
26
comment Parallelize a Bash FOR Loop
I would also fine it useful to limit the number of concurrent processes: my processes each use 100% of a core's time for about 25 minutes. This is on a shared server with 16 cores, where many people are running jobs. I need to run 23 copies of the script. If I run them all concurrently, then I swamp the server, and make it useless for everyone else for an hour or two (load goes up to 30, everything else slows way down). I guess it could be done with nice, but then I don't know if it'd ever finish..
Nov
26
comment Diagnosing regular crashes with data loss?
Thanks @cas. I will see if I can get that set up somewhere.
Nov
26
comment Diagnosing regular crashes with data loss?
@cas This is a laptop, I'm often moving around, but I could see if I could find a computer to set something like that up on... Is there a good tutorial for how to do it anywhere?
Nov
17
comment Missing “version.h” when installing fglrx
Ah, I mis-read that -S as -s. Confusing..
Nov
17
comment Missing “version.h” when installing fglrx
Isn't your link syntax backwards?
May
26
comment Remove duplicate mp3 with different name, size, and hash
The MusicBrainz database that Picard uses is user-editable. You can create new entries for artists, works (songs) and releases (albums/EPs), and then use Picard to re-tag/move the files. It's a bit of effort, but it works - and it's helpful to others.
Nov
11
comment How to check which GPU is active
Um... so what does it mean if both cards have VGA controller at the end?
Sep
2
comment What features are in zsh and missing from bash, or vice versa?
Also askubuntu.com/questions/1577/moving-from-bash-to-zsh
Apr
10
comment Linux equivalent to ReadyBoost?
This answer seems a bit out of date. SSDs are 5-10 times faster than the best magnetic HDDs..
Feb
7
comment Restart USB mouse driver?
This question is quite old. The problem hasn't occurred in the last year. It's possible that it was a driver problem, and that it has be fixed in more recent versions.
Dec
24
comment Adding custom Compose key sequences
This is not an answer, at least without the actual actions required before logging out and in again.
Nov
5
comment Storing Okular PDF annotations and metadata in the PDF itself
See also unix.stackexchange.com/questions/34053/…
Nov
5
comment Are there any full featured pdf readers that integrate comment function?
@Glutanimate: No, that's not true, Okular supports at least: pop-up notes, inline notes, text highlighting, text underlining, freehand lines, polygons, ellipses and rectangles, and each type of annotation can have a text note attached. I just tried it, and it worked fine opening the annotations in PDF-Xchange Viewer.
Aug
26
comment PDF viewer with reflow capabilities for linux?
on a 1600x900 laptop. Resolution is not the problem, badly formatted PDFs with hard-to read wide columns is.
Aug
25
comment PDF viewer with reflow capabilities for linux?
Those poppler comments make sense. I don't really care about reflowing in the acrobat reader sense. All I care about is making the text column narrower, so that it's easier to read, and I'd like to be able to do that on the fly, if possible.
Jan
27
comment How to get comfortable in linux as an ex-windows user?
Hrm, thanks for the answer @sr_, but I am thinking more along the lines of someone who never needed to do any command line stuff before. There's very little need for the command line for general use these days, and while I agree it is a hugely important tool and aspect of linux, I'd prefer to leave it out as much as possible at this early stage, to help reduce the initial shock. I clarified the question a little.
Jan
27
comment How to get comfortable in linux as an ex-windows user?
@IgnacioVazquez-Abrams: perhaps. But I think that there can be a reasonable compromise somewhere - ie. not going into kernel design and things like that, but at least covering the practical differences that an average non-geek user might encounter..