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Dec
15
comment diff reports two files differ, although they are the same!
As a complement to existing answers: the file command will hint you about file content, including things like ASCII text, with CRLF line terminators vs ASCII text.
Nov
4
comment Whisker menu remove keyboard shortcut
Things seem okay on Linux mint 17.2 XFCE edition. There, I found that the Super_L shortcut does appear in the keyboard shortcut list, can be removed and has the intended effect, permanently.
Nov
4
comment Whisker menu remove keyboard shortcut
Thanks for the tip. It was not needed on Linux mint 17.2 XFCE edition. There, I found that the Super_L shortcut does appear in the keyboard shortcut list, can be removed and has the intended effect, permanently.
Sep
8
comment What is the fastest way to send massive amounts of data between two computers?
Huge amount of RAM may only help for second and subsequent transfers/recheck of the same data, but won't help at all for the first transfer.
Sep
8
comment What is the fastest way to send massive amounts of data between two computers?
The second link of this answer explains how to tune kernel parameters to reach higher speeds. The author there got 800 megabytes per second in a 10G links and some things seem applicable to 1Gbps links.
Sep
8
comment What is the fastest way to send massive amounts of data between two computers?
Good answer. Gigabit Ethernet is often faster than hard drive speed, so compression is useless. To transfer several files consider tar cv sourcedir | pv | nc dest_host_or_ip 9999 and cd destdir ; nc -l 9999 | pv | tar xv. Many variations are possible, you might e.g. want to keep a .tar.gz at destination side rather than copies. If you copy directory to directory, for extra safety you can perform a rsync afterwards, e.g. from dest rsync --inplace -avP user@192.168.1.100:/path/to/source/. /path/to/destination/. it will guarantee that all files are indeed exact copies.
Sep
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awarded  Revival
Sep
1
revised Pulseaudio with external sound adapter: work around broken sound
One sentence was not clear (partial copy-paste from another and insufficiently edited). Mentioned "set as fallback".
Sep
1
comment Pulseaudio with external sound adapter: work around broken sound
@mperrin Thank you for your comment. Both variants worked for me, I'd like to know why one did not work for you. What's your system ? Can you show the output of pactl list sinks and pacmd list-sinks ? Thanks.
Aug
31
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Aug
31
revised How to have type-ahead apply to bash history search (Ctrl-R)?
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Aug
31
comment How to have type-ahead apply to bash history search (Ctrl-R)?
Observed on Debian and Ubuntu systems for ages. Based on Celada's answer, I guess it's a matter not of program versions but on terminal settings.
Aug
31
comment How to have type-ahead apply to bash history search (Ctrl-R)?
Indeed rprnt = ^R; appeared on stty -a before the fix, not after. I've never seen any added value of Ctrl-R in cooked mode, now I do. I might assign it to something else then. Thanks again.
Aug
31
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Aug
31
comment How to have type-ahead apply to bash history search (Ctrl-R)?
Wow, high quality answer. Explain what happens, why, how to confirm, how to get what's asked, the side-effects, why one would prefer not to change anything. Both thumbs up!
Aug
31
accepted How to have type-ahead apply to bash history search (Ctrl-R)?
Aug
31
asked How to have type-ahead apply to bash history search (Ctrl-R)?
May
27
awarded  Autobiographer
May
27
revised How to find out from the logs what caused system shutdown?
Fixed typo. Explained that Ubuntu (and probably Debian 8) do it differently.
May
27
answered How to find out from the logs what caused system shutdown?