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comment Purpose of “ASCII text, with overstriking” file format
@Anthony Geoghegan: The idea was that you would send this file to an impact printer, such as a daisy-wheel printer. It would actually print a character, then move back, then print the other character, with results as described above. The bold text is similar to a “chorus effect” in audio processing: The second character is very slightly misaligned with the first, leading to thicker lines.
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comment sox in between two pipes
The input format will by default be propagated to the output file unless changed explicitly (by output options, extension or certain effects), so it shouldn’t normally be necessary. But it doesn’t hurt either, of course.
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answered sox in between two pipes
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revised Why are programs not distributed in compiled format?
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answered Can I record sound until silence OR a maximum length of recording?
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comment Is there some way to find out if/when an executable was called?
@Faheem Mitha: I thought you would be notified automatically, but it seems only the author of the answer is, not the author of the original question.
Jul
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comment Is the GNU Coreutils copied from Unix?
However, the GNU Coreutils versions often have non-POSIX extensions.
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comment Is the GNU Coreutils copied from Unix?
Define “copied” (and “Unix”). For suitable definitions, you could also say POSIX copied from Unix …
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comment Is there some way to find out if/when an executable was called?
This access time (atime), as well as the other times associated with a file (ctime, mtime), is handled by the file system and stored with the file. If the file system on which, in your case, dvipng resides is mounted read-only, no update is possible. – Updating the atime for each and every file access can cause performance issues on high-load machines. It may also exacerbate SSD wear. Therefore, there is a mount option noatime to tell the file system not to update the atime when a file is accessed; and relatime as a compromise to update at most once a day, or after a write.
Jun
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comment Is there some way to find out if/when an executable was called?
Note that it will only work as long as noatime isn’t set, and the file system is writeable. But in this case it’s a good solution.
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answered Getting diff (or git diff) to show inserted hunks properly
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answered How do I get a linux kernel patch set from the mailing list?
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comment adding additional tracks using sox and the command line
@Rick T: What do you mean when you say that the tracks should “remain as stereo”?