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Nov
3
comment Control which process gets cancelled by Ctrl+C
You almost got it... job control is disabled by default when running a script, but you can enable it with set -m. It's a bit cleaner and simpler than using setsid every time you run a child.
Nov
3
answered How do I resize an ext3 partition that is not part of a LVM group?
Nov
1
answered Layer 2 handover
Nov
1
answered Can I backup a 1TB drive onto a 750GB drive?
Nov
1
comment Multithreaded cp on linux?
The answers to that question do not seem to apply to this question at all, and were not deemed very good to begin with based on their upvotes, therefore, I do not feel this should be flagged as a duplicate.
Nov
1
comment Multithreaded cp on linux?
@ThorbjørnRavnAndersen, the severe penalty for seeks on HDD is almost none on SSD, yet the point remains that there is no benefit to trying to read or write to/from multiple parts of a single disk at the same time.
Oct
31
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Oct
31
comment Run fsck automatically when calling mount from command line
Link? No... just the source code from Ubuntu's repositories.
Oct
31
comment Run fsck automatically when calling mount from command line
@Celada, questions don't always ask exactly what the questioner needs to know; sometimes they need guided to the right answer that they didn't consider in their question because they didn't know it was a possibility.
Oct
31
answered Run fsck automatically when calling mount from command line
Oct
31
comment Run fsck automatically when calling mount from command line
You must be running Ubuntu. They edited the man page to say that since they use Upstart rather than fsck -a at boot time. Historically the number was simply the order that fsck -a should fsck them in, so 3 was quite valid. Really the Ubuntu man page is misleading; upstart simply treats all values above 0 the same: it means it should be fscked, but there is no ordering.
Oct
31
comment Why is a ten point font smaller in Debian compared to Ubuntu?
I'm pretty sure those settings don't do anything because they only apply to the old X11 font server, which nobody uses anymore. Also applications don't request a font size of 10 pixels... they request 10 ( or whatever ) point, which is 10/72nds of an inch. That size gets translated to a number of pixels based on the dpi of the screen.
Oct
31
comment How do I find out what hard disks are in the system?
The question explicitly said not just what is mounted. And if that is what you want to see you really don't want to be looking at mtab directly; use mount or better yet, findmnt.
Oct
31
answered Multithreaded cp on linux?
Oct
31
answered Secure Remote Backups Using Duplicity
Oct
31
comment open() sys call
This sounds like a broken homework assignment. I say broken because the answer is none of the above.
Oct
30
comment ntfs-3g: Input/output error
Hrm... either reboot and have windows chkdsk it, or you might try adding -f to ntfsinfo
Oct
30
comment ntfs-3g: Input/output error
What does ntfsinfo -m /dev/sdg1 show?
Oct
30
comment Can't boot from RAID array - arrays not assembled at boot
You know 13.10 reached end of life 6 months ago and is no longer supported right? You need to upgrade. Also cat /proc/mdstat.
Oct
10
comment What Did Users Do or Use Before the Make Command?
I'm not sure what you mean by "every OS" nor "OS dependent version of make". The program compiled on any unix the same way. I also have no idea what you are asking in the third question.