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A paranoid sys-admin, somewhere in the galaxy.


Dec
5
comment How to split the terminal into more than one “view”?
@AaronNewton ctrl+a then release everything then shift+s (don't know for caps lock, mine is disabled)
Apr
4
comment How to store packages on a separate drive to save disk space in Linux Mint?
To simply do what @Egil suggests, run apt-get clean
Apr
2
comment Listing all my files modified more than X days ago, in long format
@Mat: depends if it is the GNU or BSD version of find. Here it looks like the GNU one.
Mar
31
comment GPG check regarding packages on various distributions
@Gilles: he write about the server that hold the packages, not the server that hold the private key. I hope he would have written that the private key was compromised before searching about potentially altered packages. But yes, if the private key was compromised, it is a big deal, but not the deal I can decipher from this question.
Mar
31
comment GPG check regarding packages on various distributions
@Gilles: where did you see in the question that the old key is compromised?
Mar
19
comment Differences between Debian and Ubuntu
@FaheemMitha: Yes, I did, with a nice and small web app: diagrammr
Feb
21
comment Where is the setting that sets Experimental repo to lower priority?
@cjm thanks for the typo corrections
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
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
comment How to change keyboard keymap
The HAL part is optional, just reboot your X server.
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
9
comment Light-weight alternative to Apache
@phunehehe if you want concurrency, try this stackoverflow question but if you go so far, keep apache, add mod_userdir, even like that it will be lighter.