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comment How do I distribute a large download over multiple computers?
Note: careful, when using cat distro* > ... check the sorting of the files as the * expanded by your shell could sort it like this: distro1.iso distro10.iso distro11.iso ... and thus concatenating in the wrong order.
Aug
28
comment Dual Monitor Issues
Not sure if I understand your question correctly, but: The tool you are looking for is called xrandr. Run it in the terminal and it will list the monitors, resolution and output (e.g. VGA, DVI). Perhaps simplifying the question would help.
Jul
9
comment How can I shred a git repository, reasonably fast?
yes, please correct the spell error in the command (-g instead of -f). This reduces the file count to 42. A coincidence? ;-) man git-repack says: Packs are used to reduce the load on mirror systems, backup engines, disk storage, etc.. Why do you use it?
Jul
9
comment How can I shred a git repository, reasonably fast?
are you sure? I just ran git repack (without any options) in this test repo and the number of files in the .git folder increased from 684 to 688.
Jul
7
comment How can I shred a git repository, reasonably fast?
good idea, but then the local repository doesn't survive reboots/ power outages, right?
Nov
8
comment How to fill 90% of the free memory?
@bjarkef then just use calloc.
Nov
8
comment How to fill 90% of the free memory?
Some inspiration for the code. Furthermore, I think you don't need to unlock/free the memory. The OS is going to do that for you when your process has ended.
Nov
26
comment What kind of notification is Firefox sending when a download has finished?
this helped me a lot already though. I'll try to figure this out. Or maybe others have a clue?
Nov
26
comment What kind of notification is Firefox sending when a download has finished?
it works almost perfectly, thanks! The audible bell in screen, however, works only if it is triggered from the visible screen-tab...
Nov
26
comment What kind of notification is Firefox sending when a download has finished?
yes sir! tput bel and xterm*bellIsUrgent: true is exactly what I was looking for.
Sep
11
comment Is there a simple command for outputting tab-delimited columns in bash?
great! thanks a lot! It was already installed on my machine.
May
4
comment Why can't ld find this library?
pastebin.com/SCx1Vz5b shows the output when omitting the librefblas.a from the -L option. It's fishy that all these errors are related to mpi.... @Mat, thanks for this hint! I've got, /usr/lib/openmpi/libmpi.so available.
May
4
comment Why can't ld find this library?
set | grep scala returns nothing. how can I add this path?
Apr
5
comment What is an effective method for installing up-to-date software on an out-dated production machine?
I found this mirror and managed to get something working (mirror.centos.org/centos/5/os/x86_64/CentOS) . For the moment the gentoo prefix seems to be a less complicated alternative.
Apr
3
comment What is an effective method for installing up-to-date software on an out-dated production machine?
I'm going to test this, it sounds interesting!
Apr
2
comment What is an effective method for installing up-to-date software on an out-dated production machine?
no, because I want to use it for high performance calculations (using MPI etc).
Apr
2
comment What is an effective method for installing up-to-date software on an out-dated production machine?
Yes just for me. I'm currently using ./configure --prefix ...; make; make install but I'm looking for a way that simplifies the dependency resolution.
Apr
2
comment What is an effective method for installing up-to-date software on an out-dated production machine?
thanks for this answer. I'm not familiar with CentOS that much. Can I install (in other than /) using yum and the packages from a web repository? thanks
Jan
31
comment How can I retain the console input in mplayer when reading from stdin?
thanks for the links, these are interesting pieces of software.
Jan
31
comment How can I retain the console input in mplayer when reading from stdin?
wow, this works! I don't fully understand what's going on, though.