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comment How to save temp data
Stefan: this sounds like exactly what you're looking for - /media/ram will act like a device (like /dev/null), and will take up no disk space: any files you create in that directory will only be created "in memory" (i.e. in your RAM), and will be lost when you unmount /media/ram in the last step.
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answered Whenever I type some wrong command, my terminal tries to run that command in the background
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revised Running continuous jobs remotely
Fixed something incorrect. Thanks, Michael!
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comment What are the pros and cons of Vim and Emacs?
This goes double for connecting to slow servers across dodgy connections: the one editor they're guaranteed to have (it is in the Unix spec, I think?) is vi, and vi's command mode makes it much easier to edit files with fewer keystrokes when each keystroke takes several seconds to appear on your screen. Of course, step #1 is usually installing vim :)
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answered Running continuous jobs remotely
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comment How does a unix or linux system work?
How does a unix or linux system work? Very well, thank you :-).
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comment What is the real difference between “apt-get” and “aptitude”? (How about “wajig”?)
This used to be true, but I know my apt-get has an apt-get autoremove command for removing packages installed only as dependencies. I don't know when this feature was added, but one website suggests it might have happened with Debian Lenny (June 2010).
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comment What is the real difference between “apt-get” and “aptitude”? (How about “wajig”?)
o.O! Brilliant.
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answered What is the real difference between “apt-get” and “aptitude”? (How about “wajig”?)
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