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comment How to display meminfo in megabytes in top?
@AnthonyAnanich: Does work for me in RHEL 7.
Oct
31
comment Change encoding of a text file in-place: iconv alternative?
@slm: I don't think this is an exact dupe -- the linked question asks about how to make iconv do the job, which you can't. Anyway, let's leave it as is -- time will tell which question will be searched for more frequently ;-)
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revised Change encoding of a text file in-place: iconv alternative?
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asked Change encoding of a text file in-place: iconv alternative?
Oct
24
comment What is the fastest way to extract an ISO?
Worked for me with a Windows 8.1 ISO, for which (in Gnome) neither Nautilus nor Archive Manager were able to show the contents.
Oct
23
comment How to convert VMDK to VDI/VHD
This even works if the VMDK file points to (parts of) a raw disk image (as created by VBoxManage internalcommands createrawvmdk).
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May
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asked Fetching all Git repositories in the background
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revised Virtual write-only file system for storing files in archive
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14
comment Virtual write-only file system for storing files in archive
Well, 16 MB is a large buffer to me. Anyway, thanks for the perl snipped, sed '$d' works too.
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14
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comment Virtual write-only file system for storing files in archive
This looks like an option, but from your answer I fail to see how to create, say, a squashfs archive with a directory test and a file file in this directory. Could you please provide a brief example?
Mar
14
comment Virtual write-only file system for storing files in archive
I do get impressive compression ratios with a solid compressor for my use case, but, as you outlined, I assume the results would be worse if the files were larger than the dictionary size.
Mar
14
accepted Virtual write-only file system for storing files in archive
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comment Virtual write-only file system for storing files in archive
I haven't found a way to suppress the final line in the output of cpio, other than grep -v 'blocks$'. (head -n -1 uses a very large buffer...) Makes this solution a bit of a hack, but never mind ;-)
Mar
12
comment Virtual write-only file system for storing files in archive
Will it compress across files?
Mar
12
comment Virtual write-only file system for storing files in archive
How would this work within the infrastructure I outlined?
Mar
12
comment Virtual write-only file system for storing files in archive
My files are about 100k each. Wouldn't be enough to allow the compressor to use a window of, say, 1M? xz seems to operate with a default dictionary size of 8M (at default compression level -6), which seems to be plenty for my use case. -- Diffs to a reference file are nice, but requires to construct a reference file first. Would a compressing file system detect files with near-identical content?