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answered Grep and ignoring leading whitespace
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comment Unix equivalent of smart folders
ah. overlayfs is in linux mainline kernels now (the other kernel union mounts had to be patched in). It looks like Debian stable is still reliant on aufs though.
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comment Is there ever a good reason to run sudo su?
"Your home will not be root's home" (for sudo -s) - I believed this too, but the env's shown in the question don't bear it out! (Nor testing). Still, if I know sudo -i is supposed to work, it seems best to avoid stacking sudo and su.
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answered Unix equivalent of smart folders
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comment rsync is changing my directory permissions
If permission bits are turned off in the source file, rsync will apply the same to the destination file, --no-perms is the default and adding it does not change behavior. The man page does suggest adding --chmod=ugo=rwX if you want to re-enable the permission bits in the destination file, so I think that's the option you need. Ownership (including group) is not copied by default, it's just the permission bits.
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revised Does dd copy everything, including all metadata and all “empty” blocks
add answer for block size
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answered How to find out what caused lag/freeze and self-reboot?
Jul
28
comment How do I resize a windows partition without using gparted?
i've submitted an edit to put the second ntfsresize after the fdisk write, the other way round didn't make sense. looking great now + upvoted :).
Jul
28
revised How do I resize a windows partition without using gparted?
Need to write partition table changes before final ntfsresize
Jul
27
comment How do I resize a windows partition without using gparted?
Nice demo! You left some margin but only 5%, if you're trying to cover GB/GiB unit error I believe that's around 7%. I also recommended a final resize with no explicit size, to automatically take up the margin - at least it would exclude some future puzzlement.
Jul
26
awarded  Self-Learner
Jul
26
revised Use symlink to move directory created by .deb package - will anything break?
added 359 characters in body
Jul
26
reviewed Approve How do I set my DNS on Ubuntu 14.04?
Jul
26
comment grub2: error: /vmlinuz-3.16-ucs109-amd64.efi.signed has invalid signature
Honestly I would guess the root problem is reflected in the very first GRUB error message. It sounds like GRUB is installed fine. (In the EFI System Partition, as expected for EFI, and not in the MBR). I don't have any further ideas though.
Jul
26
comment grub2: error: /vmlinuz-3.16-ucs109-amd64.efi.signed has invalid signature
I can't find the list of chroot commands in your paste link?
Jul
26
answered How do I remap newline and carriage return regardless of the terminal used to connect?
Jul
26
asked Use symlink to move directory created by .deb package - will anything break?
Jul
26
answered Use symlink to move directory created by .deb package - will anything break?
Jul
25
reviewed Approve Conflict between libtwolame0 and libtwolame0:i386
Jul
24
comment rsync is changing my directory permissions
--no-perms is the default already, it shouldn't be necessary in this example.