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comment Can I create a user-specific hosts file to complement /etc/hosts?
Wait. I thought mount just mounted filesystems onto directories (mount points). I didn't know that a file could be mounted onto another file. Does that really work? (I am asking that seriously. That isn't sarcasm.)
Dec
27
comment Execute browser as root
-1 to the question, not because it is poorly researched, but because you're asking how to do something very dangerous.
Dec
27
comment Execute browser as root
@user1170330 I must agree with mikeserv. If the vendor of the browser demands reduced security, then the vendor cannot be trusted. If I were to run such a thing (unlikely) It would be run on independent hardware that other hardware ignores because it is just not credible.
Dec
27
comment Execute browser as root
@nkms I think you're in error to say that software might have a legitimate reason to write /etc/hosts. (no user-level software really ever should) On the other hand, the ACL recommendation mostly constitutes an answer if you'd turn it into one.
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Dec
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Dec
24
revised How to install tar.gz files?
more, more clear
Dec
24
answered How to install tar.gz files?
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Sep
22
comment Is there an easy way to replace duplicate files with hardlinks?
ZFS dedup is the friend of nobody. Where ZFS recommends 1Gb ram per 1Tb usable disk space, you're friggin' nuts if you try to use dedup with less than 32Gb ram per 1Tb usable disk space. That means that for a 1Tb mirror, if you don't have 32 Gb ram, you are likely to encounter memory bomb conditions sooner or later that will halt the machine due to lack of ram. Been there, done that, still recovering from the PTSD.
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Dec
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revised Is this enough for a working mail server?
tiny spelling fix, some capitalization
Dec
13
suggested approved edit on Is this enough for a working mail server?
Dec
10
accepted What Windows-related files are valueless to *nix users?
Dec
8
comment What Windows-related files are valueless to *nix users?
Do you have a recommended find command for doing this? What I've found that seems to maybe be a good start is find . -type f -mtime +572w -exec ls -l {} \; looking through the output and possibly dialing-in the target cutoff time, and then using -delete instead of the -exec to mass delete the unwanteds. Followed up with a find . -empty -delete to rub out empty directories and files. Then using selective filename/extension scrubbing. Any better ideas?
Dec
6
comment What Windows-related files are valueless to *nix users?
pagefile was one of the first targets. The windows directory is often a good target, unless users used it to hide files in... which is sometimes a case, and can't be discounted. Fonts are a good target for saving, but might be license-encumbered.