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Jun
23
answered Does LVM increase the risk of data loss?
Mar
8
comment How to fix unison failing with “Fatal error: Internal error: New archives are not identical” for identical paths?
Thanks for a very succinct and useful answer. This is made worse by the fact that the Unison build on Debian squeeze currently fails, so I had to use a binary built with the wrong OCaml version.
Feb
27
comment Moving linux install to a new computer
Don't forget to edit /etc/hosts as well - often this has an entry for the old machine's hostname with address 127.0.1.1 (at least on Ubuntu and maybe Debian). Generally you can just boot the old Linux image or drive in the new hardware then adjust afterwards.
Feb
27
comment Moving linux install to a new computer
You only need the full reinstall if you are changing Linux distribution, or making a major distro upgrade. If you are just switching hardware, you can usually just boot on the new hardware from the old hard drive (or an image copy) - Linux is very good at automatically adjusting to the new hardware, unlike Windows. GParted is easiest way to reliably copy and paste partitions to new drive. (For Windows, try Paragon backup which is quite reasonable and works OK for machine changes.)
Feb
27
comment Preserve bash history in multiple terminal windows
@BrianGordon - there's no secure way to do this really, but you could try pointing HISTFILE to ~youruser/.bashhistory_shared, for both youruser and root. You might as well share the .bashrc as well, which can be done by doing a simple '. ~youruser/.bashrc' in root's .bashrc.
Feb
17
comment Preserve bash history in multiple terminal windows
for some working bash code that includes this and other features, see github.com/RichVel/nicer-bash-prompt
Jan
12
comment Preserve bash history in multiple terminal windows
outstandingly good answer, this works reliably unlike the more common "history -a; history -n"
Jan
12
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Apr
13
comment How do I install hgview on Ubuntu?
are you sure that hg was installed from the Ubuntu repositories? doing an "aptitude search mercurial" will show an 'i' in left hand column if hg is installed via the repos. Also, "which hg" should give a path that's within /usr/bin or similar, not /usr/local or elsewhere.