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Feb
18
comment Force directory to always be in cache
Swappiness is system wide. In fact if you are doing something else and your files get unloaded from memory, you just have to reload it with the second line. If memory has to be freed for something else, you really don't "want to take the chance" it to be done from swap. BTW, tmpfs in the same case would also be swapped away.
Feb
17
comment Difference between ' and " on command line (bash)?
@mattdm I totally agree
Feb
17
comment Difference between ' and " on command line (bash)?
Have a look on to this question in StackExchange's AskUbuntu.
Feb
15
revised How to split the terminal into more than one “view”?
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Feb
15
revised How to split the terminal into more than one “view”?
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Feb
15
answered How to split the terminal into more than one “view”?
Feb
15
comment Force directory to always be in cache
@Tshepang the time built in bash (help time) has a lot fewer details (no verbose option) than the GNU time (man time) concerning the I/O, context switches,...
Feb
15
comment Force directory to always be in cache
Could you time your compilation and share the result with us? It would dispel some raising controversy. make clean && /usr/bin/time -v make (do not use the bash built in time command)
Feb
13
answered Force directory to always be in cache
Feb
13
comment How to change keyboard keymap
The HAL part is optional, just reboot your X server.
Feb
13
answered How to change keyboard keymap
Jan
24
answered How to list currently not installed packages?
Jan
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
19
answered Can I spawn a new terminal that is a clone of the current terminal?
Jan
19
answered Is there any way to keep a command from being added to your history?
Jan
11
awarded  Suffrage
Jan
11
comment Are there any side effects when two distros share a swap partition?
@xenoterracide I like your optimistic point of view, but I will continue to have swap partitions because I like safety nets. Just change your swapiness to 0.
Jan
11
comment Are there any side effects when two distros share a swap partition?
@xenoterracide disks are also cheap, and oomkiller behave strangely.
Jan
10
answered Are there any side effects when two distros share a swap partition?
Jan
10
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