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Shyy erny anzr - Naqernf Rvonpu


Apr
21
comment Why is this random password is too simplistic/systematic?
"A patch was introduced..." It should also be noted that the patch in question is by no means a recent one (unlike the way it may sound), but was already sent in back in 2010 :)
Mar
25
comment Why is this random password is too simplistic/systematic?
@waxwing this has improved by about 50% now. Good work. BTW it was just a suggestion, not to be understood as a downright criticism.
Mar
25
comment Why is this random password is too simplistic/systematic?
Somewhat funny to talk about "smaller" and "larger" in respect to characters, no? Well, though I know it's about ASCII values it may not be too obvious. -- So why not explain it a more simplistic way? No character must be followed by its direct neighbor nor predecessor. Hence neither "ab" nor "ba" is permitted, but "ac" or "ca" would since the b is omitted.
Jan
18
comment Wget out of memory error kills process
Wow, great solution! Even I have learned something new: that I can use -F option in awk with a whole expression and not just a single character. BTW the reason why I assumed I couldn't do that is the following: cut in comparison will indeed only allow you exactly one character as delimiter (which is a similar effect that -F has in awk)
Nov
17
comment Mounting an ext3 fs with user privledges
Thank you from me as well! With a little tweak, this also works for devices like e. g. hot-plugged SATA DVD-ROMs (which was the device I had problems with). HOWEVER, the device will always be mounted 000 for some reason (d---------) so you have to specify -p 700 to the bindfs line to access the files on the DVD via dolphin/nautilus etc., for instance.
Nov
7
comment Can sed remove 'double' newline characters?
Just gave this a whirl with one of my files containing double and triple newlines in a sequence. Doesn't work at all for me.
Nov
3
comment bash: Using read <<<“$VARIABLE” on a read-only root partition
A good approach! Thank you. Plus, I like it that it does not require any external tools (that we are usually not to be expected to find in those restricted environments anyhow). The only thing that may cause some trouble is the $1, $2, $3 stuff: remember that in a script, this will usually stand for an argument passed to the script itself. -- And while we're at it: if IFS is meant to be a space, *IFS= * will not do in this syntax; you will have to specify IFS=' ' explicitly.
Nov
3
comment bash: Using read <<<“$VARIABLE” on a read-only root partition
Thank you very much! A very nice technique, which might even help me multiple times in the future with similar issues. However, one thing is worrying me, and that is the fact that /tmp is a hardcoded path. And probably you've guessed it, /tmp IS there already, but read-only as well! And since working on that recovery console will have me logged into my live file system, I would not want to mess in there by symlinking or whatever (not even while in that console).
Oct
26
comment Life with empty about:plugins (so without flash)
...which has now made its way into Firefox Nightlies!! Check them out.
Oct
21
comment GKrellM vs. udev's asynchronous drive mappings on bootup
Because udev is designed to work asynchronously, hence I would only resort to this method if there is really no other way out.
Oct
20
comment Linux Mint: drives' map changing at reboot brings fstab error
For your NTFS drives, you may also want to use ntfslabel from ntfsprogs package (instead of booting into Windows or gparted on Linux to change the label). It now gets shipped on quite a couple major distros.
Oct
20
comment Map IDE drive to /dev/hda
Yes, but frankly, I'd rather strangle myself than getting convinced to work with UUIDs in /etc/fstab, to begin with. It just messes up the listing with its insanely long hex values (and my eyes, too). They're no less annoying to work with than Class IDs on Windoze.
Sep
26
comment “Out of Memory” error while copying large files with pcmanfm
LOL. YMMD with that great comparison.:) But for real, I think it might make a difference to a system that is not yet out of memory. That is, if you try adjusting swappiness before copying the huge-size stuff, you might have a slight chance of getting swap utilized way earlier (ideally preventing vital processes from being killed). Or couldn't you?
Sep
26
comment What happens if a file is modified while you're copying it?
Good explanation. BTW, this has always surprised me why this is possible under UNIX-like OSes without getting the typical error message known from Windows ("Can't access file - file in use") You could not even play an MP3 file that was already deleted while playing it. Under Unix, you can (surprisingly) - with no problems at all. I guess UNIX-based OSes always work with backup copies of the files, so this is feasible.
Sep
26
comment “Out of Memory” error while copying large files with pcmanfm
OUCH! Thanks a lot, I wasn't aware of that. But this is because (as you just pointed out) there is no separate source of the file manager you could download but it's crammed into libfm. And alas, you have to learn about that fact first if you have never delved into its internals before.
Sep
26
comment “Out of Memory” error while copying large files with pcmanfm
Thanks, that's more like it! man proc revealed that it is set to 60 by default. But on my system, it was set to 5. That's "quite" a difference, I must say...
Sep
26
comment “Out of Memory” error while copying large files with pcmanfm
@dsmsk80 Thanks, regardless of if it will solve my OOM problem, this is at least something interesting to fiddle with! (BTW could you please consider making the word "low" in boldface too for clarity's sake?)
Sep
26
comment “Out of Memory” error while copying large files with pcmanfm
Oh yes, cp works, I know that. Did that 3 days ago with a 125 GB image file from a partition (preferably done from "built-in" consoles CTRL-ALT-F1 to not interfere with anything). But sometimes it's more comfortable to do this via file manager, especially when you have to select some files or directories.
Sep
18
comment My Firefox shortens names of the files I download
@Chris You can say that again. The MS version of Murphy's law: all that was possible to go wrong did go wrong. And it seems we will have to live with MAX_PATH = 260 (it's 260, now that I learned the actual value) until the year 2020. So 20th century; even their pesky Lets-Use-The-PC-Like-An-ATM approaches won't change much in that respect.
Sep
18
comment My Firefox shortens names of the files I download
found a great explanation also here xxcopy.com/xxtb_047.htm