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comment Recovering an overwritten file
exact command you used? file size before / after?
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comment Partition table-less HDD
unix.stackexchange.com/questions/183595/…
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comment mdadm arrays referencing the same devices
imsm so it's fakeraid? in that case it's normal.
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comment Why does my program screen dims down?
Some window managers do this for unresponsive programs.
May
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comment How to atomically allocate a loop device?
Very nice, assuming "dostuffwith" does the error checking.
May
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comment How to atomically allocate a loop device?
Oh, it seems indeed to be fixed in more recent versions. util-linux-2.26.2 seems to work, util-linux-2.24.1 repeatedly prints /dev/loop14 and such and the device may be missing altogether in the end. Maybe the fix is courtesy of /dev/loop-control, it used to just look at /proc/partitions...
May
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comment How to atomically allocate a loop device?
Last time I tried, even losetup --find --show races. for i in {1..100}; do losetup -f -s $i & done didn't give me 100 loop devices. Loop devices are uncommon enough for it not to matter normally; if it does your only option is to make your own locks and/or check that the correct loop device was created as an afterthought.
May
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comment Hard Disk Clone Image Size
get rid of the sync,noerror on the of= side. best case it does nothing, worst case it will corrupt your data due to syncing incomplete pipe reads.
May
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answered Automatically shred LUKS partition upon X failed decryption attempts?
May
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comment How to move the bootloader from a hard drive to a usb stick
For a better answer you should provide more detail such as your partitioning, whether you're using LVM, etc.
May
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answered How to move the bootloader from a hard drive to a usb stick
May
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comment How to rewrite the comand using I/O redirections?
I doubt there is such intent with any question that involves parsing ls... maybe it's a trick question. Or more likely, just nonsense.
May
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comment Why does `date` print date with wrong word order when localized?
in German it's Do 14. Mai 12:36:08 CEST 2015
May
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answered Does the speed of a USB bootloader matter?
May
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comment SmartMonTools: How can I know if there is any smartctl test running on my hard disk?
You need the excessive printout to get the whole picture though. In a script the grep may be fine, but people who are used to grep everything on the command line (dmesg | grep something, smartctl -a | grep ..., etc.), they will miss things. With smartctl in particular there is no simple command that tells you everything is okay... smartctl -H is a false friend in that regard.
May
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answered SmartMonTools: How can I know if there is any smartctl test running on my hard disk?
May
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comment dd shows a random number of records in/out
@MichaelHampton you could try bs=64k or something and see if that helps ... dd blocksize is a bit of a mystery, see also unix.stackexchange.com/a/183920/30851
May
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answered dd shows a random number of records in/out
May
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answered Scripteable GPT partitions using parted
May
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answered Installing Arch Linux on an SSD