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Nov
21
comment Transforming a disk from MBR to GPT
Sure, I'm backing up most of my data all the time, but in this case, we're talking about two terabytes of data. I don't have enough space for that. In fact, I'm transforming the disk to GPT so that I can create a partition larger than that.
Nov
19
comment Why does GNU head/tail read the whole file?
Oh, you are absolutely right! It's just a test file full of zeroes. Post your comment as an answer and I'll accept it :-)
Nov
19
comment Why does GNU head/tail read the whole file?
I would be inclined to believe that if the command wasn't running for two hours already.
Sep
8
comment How do I determine if the linux password was changed?
No, they are like this only when changed. This is actually one of the options I'm considering, to check for length/structure. They look like this: 8yInpa/Ksc9wA
Aug
30
comment What process created this window with no PID associated?
The solutions from the other answers were tried and I have posted their results in the question, but you are right, I should have been more explicit. The fact that the other questions had no foolproof answer does not mean that there isn't any. Maybe some hardcore linux guru knows the answer and just doesn't visit this site.
Aug
29
comment What process created this window with no PID associated?
Next time, before you call possible duplicate, read the question. I'm sure you will find it a shocking surprise, but I am, in fact, capable of reading. I even consider myself quite proficient at using the search field! Of course I have seen both of these questions, and much more. Neither the answers on SOFU nor the various internet sites provided me with an answer.
Aug
29
comment What process created this window with no PID associated?
Never mind, the window just disappeared (probably) when I ran xprop -id 0x1414050
Aug
29
comment What process created this window with no PID associated?
Could you please rewrite the script in parts so that I could do the steps manually? It gives a following error: ERROR: Process ID list syntax error.
Aug
29
comment What process created this window with no PID associated?
Root window id: 0x107 (the root window) (has no name), Parent window id: 0x1414050 (has no name). Not very helpful. xkill might work, but I want to be sure the application aborts, which is something xkill does not guarantee. The application was started locally and there is no obvious reason why it should choose to connect to the X server via TCP.
Aug
29
comment Best way to make encrypted backups while preserving permissions to a windows file system
Why don't you just create a huge TrueCrypt container filling the entire NAS, mount it and backup as you would without the encryption?