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Apr
25
comment Why ext4 File System is better than NTFS?
I disagree with closing this question as primarily opinion-based. The kinds of issues one finds with NTFS on Linux are objectively worse.
Apr
25
comment Why ext4 File System is better than NTFS?
I found 2 things in my experience of trying to mount a 3TB disk on Ubuntu 14.04: 1) ntfs on large disks causes startup to hang, while ext4 doesn't 2) ntfs will not allow drives to use more than 2GB (with Master Boot Record mode anyway)
Apr
14
comment How to rsync over ssh when directory names have spaces
This should be marked the correct answer. The key is that you need both backslashes and quotes.
Mar
20
comment Granting all users access to mounted CIFS shares
Is this supposed to work on Mac too? I get mount_smbfs: -o file_mode: option not supported
Mar
12
comment I accidentally deleted the sudoers file on Mac OS X; is there any way to recover it?
It is indeed odd that the GUI equivalent of what is impossible from the command line works. I guess Apple test for GUI workflows more thoroughly than command line. Thank goodness, this post rescued me.
Mar
9
comment Empty the contents of a file
The nice thing about truncate is that you can do it on multiple files in a single command without complicating things with xargs etc
Mar
9
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
17
revised Colorizing your terminal and shell environment?
Add ls coloring
Feb
17
suggested approved edit on Colorizing your terminal and shell environment?
Jan
29
comment Doing simple math on the command line using bash functions: $1 divided by $2 (using bc perhaps)
Significant annoyance: echo $((6383/7671)) will give you zero. You need to be explicit about floating point numbers: echo $((6383.0/7671.0))
Nov
10
comment Decoding URL encoding (percent encoding)
This answer is attractive when you don't want to deal with installing perl modules.
Nov
2
comment rsync without prompt for password
Note to reader: this also requires an rsync daemon running on the server. I really was hoping that ssh keys would be sufficient for passwordless rsync.
Oct
5
comment How to persist ulimit settings in OSX Mavericks?
I'm using 10.9.5 but only the /etc/launchd.conf approach shows any effect when I run ulimit -n. Could someone update the instructions if this is significant?
Aug
3
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
28
comment Find -exec + vs find | xargs. Which one to choose?
-print0 is a pain and though you can argue xargs --delimiter "\n" isn't equivalent, I've never once used the former after discovering the latter.
Jul
16
comment Move files and delete directories with rsync?
I just feel compelled to add, never use -delete and --remove-source-files in a single rsync command (the above examples are fine, this is tangential). If you interrupt then re-execute what I'm describing, you'll lose transferred files. Which I've done before :(
Jun
16
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
21
awarded  Yearling
Jan
12
accepted netcat echo server - possible with pipes instead of commands as strings?
Dec
20
awarded  Critic