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Oct
11
comment “mv” file with garbled name by inode number?
Umm... you already figured out how to do it with stat; just do the same with mv.
Oct
7
comment Problems updating BIOS via Ubuntu
It's a windows only program; you're out of luck if you don't have a copy of windows to run it with. Check and see if they have a regular dos version that you can at least easily run either by booting the prepared freedos iso or your own and then running it.
Oct
5
comment send ctrl+q to a process in bash
Now I can't make sense of your question. Pressing ctrl-q causes the program to shut down and stop the download. You don't want that do you?
Oct
5
comment send ctrl+q to a process in bash
@user394, a "full screen" terminal application, or often times they are known by the name of the library that most use for that purpose: "curses" applications. Technically "console" in unix means the terminal that is directly connected to the machine and to which root is allowed to log in on, as opposed to the many serial terminals systems used to have, but this usage is a bit anachronistic these days so it is often generalized to any terminal.
Oct
5
comment send ctrl+q to a process in bash
@user394, ahh, I see now. Console and Terminal are synonyms, so it sounded like you were saying the terminal closes when you want they key to go to the program.
Oct
5
comment send ctrl+q to a process in bash
@user394, so the part about the terminal intercepting it was irrelevant? You should update your question to just mention you want to automatically feed that input from a script instead of having to type it.
Oct
5
comment Unknown hard disk partition?
I didn't mention lsblk. What I was saying is that blkid just reads the data off the drive and matches it to known patterns to identify what it is... it does not require a kernel driver that is able to mount it.
Oct
4
answered send ctrl+q to a process in bash
Oct
4
comment Unknown hard disk partition?
Actually LVM has never used the partition table type id for finding pvs, and mdadm only used/uses it for the legacy 0.9 format metadata, and only when you have the kernel auto assemble the root instead of using an initramfs. Also blkid doesn't depend on the kernel module.
Oct
4
comment Prevent Debian from auto-assembling RAID at boot
Why don't you just pass the already assembled raid array to the domU instead of the individual disks?
Sep
29
comment Page cache elimination in Linux kernel
No; those cause the kernel to write dirty pages to disk more frequently, but not to remove clean ones from the cache. You want vm.swappiness set to zero.
Sep
29
comment E: Unable to locate package libssl-dev when trying to download 32bit OpenSSL on 64bit system
@ThomasWeinbrenner, not all.. the package has to be built with multiarch support. Not all packages have been updated for this, and not all can be.
Sep
28
comment EFI No loader found. Configuration files in \loader\entries\*.conf are needed
Oh jesus... systemd is trying to take over yet another major part of the system?
Sep
28
comment root's login shell is invalid, how do I restore it?
ftp transmits your password in the clear, so you should not be using it for authenticated access at all, but especially for root.
Sep
28
comment EFI No loader found. Configuration files in \loader\entries\*.conf are needed
are you using elilo or something other than grub?
Sep
20
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Jul
24
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Jul
19
comment RAID mdadm virtual disk too small
This is true when you use --create but not --build, which does not store any metadata and instead relies on you doing a --build again every time you want the array assembled.
Jul
19
answered Can cfdisk be used to resize partitions on a disk that will be accessed by Windows computers?