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16
revised Deleting an Impossible File
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Apr
15
answered Deleting an Impossible File
Apr
15
comment Deleting an Impossible File
Both ls -al and wc will state the file is 47 TB, not to mention the useless cat and wc will take ages to "read" the file.
Apr
12
revised How to setup DISPLAY to run a Java JAR Swing Executable from Init.d
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Apr
12
comment How to setup DISPLAY to run a Java JAR Swing Executable from Init.d
Is it running in console mode or graphic mode?
Apr
12
comment How to setup DISPLAY to run a Java JAR Swing Executable from Init.d
It is unclear what your configuration is. What device is this? What is its wideo port connected to? What are you seeing on the screen? What user account is logged in? If you open a terminal, what says id and echo $DISPLAY?
Apr
12
revised How to setup DISPLAY to run a Java JAR Swing Executable from Init.d
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Apr
12
answered How to setup DISPLAY to run a Java JAR Swing Executable from Init.d
Apr
10
comment My /var/log/ is mysteriously filling up GBs in minutes! Any cure before I re-install Debian 7?
I already updated my answer to warn you about that eventuality. The root cause is either a driver bug or a failing hardware. In the former case, make sure you have the latest update, in the latter case, things are getting more complicated. A workaround might be to monitor the syslog file size and reboot if it grows out of control, assuming the issue is not happening everytime.
Apr
10
revised My /var/log/ is mysteriously filling up GBs in minutes! Any cure before I re-install Debian 7?
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Apr
9
reviewed Approve does not execute a file on os x with $PATH
Apr
9
reviewed Approve KSH/BASH Maximum size of an Array
Apr
9
answered My /var/log/ is mysteriously filling up GBs in minutes! Any cure before I re-install Debian 7?
Apr
9
revised KSH/BASH Maximum size of an Array
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Apr
9
comment KSH/BASH Maximum size of an Array
@StéphaneChazelas Assuming unlimited memory resources and a linear behavior, mksh would take more than 100 days only to initialize an 2^32 elements array on my core i5 CPU so the user's patience might be the the main limiting factor. bash, which is slower than ksh93 and zsh to run that loop will take 27 hours for the same 2^32 iterations.
Apr
9
comment KSH/BASH Maximum size of an Array
As I wrote, there is no hard-coded maximum capacity for bash. In any case, do you really need more than four millions element in a shell script array? Looks like you might be picking the wrong tool for the job.
Apr
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revised KSH/BASH Maximum size of an Array
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Apr
9
comment KSH/BASH Maximum size of an Array
@Janis Indeed, thanks. Answer updated to state this is implementation/configuration dependent.
Apr
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Apr
9
answered KSH/BASH Maximum size of an Array