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Aug
18
awarded  Curious
Aug
17
comment Disk usage inside archives, like ncdu
For gzip, I think that decompression can be done in streaming, and tar archives are sequential, so one should be able to talk of the compressed size of a file as the difference between the offset of this file and the offset of the next file, no? (I don't know gzip in detail so I may be missing some subtleties.) Of course this would favor files that come later in the archive (e.g., if I have two copies of the same file, only the first would take space) but I guess that's an OK approximation. What do you think?
Aug
17
comment Disk usage inside archives, like ncdu
Thanks for your answer! This is a good idea, but what I care about is the compressed size of the files, not uncompressed: I want to see which files take up the most space in the actual archive. Is there any way to do this?
Aug
17
asked Disk usage inside archives, like ncdu
Aug
5
comment Open html attachments externally in mutt
@jasonwryan Yes, but of course this only applies to mail loaded in mutt, not to all the browsing I do, so it isn't that easy to find something satisfactory...
Aug
5
awarded  Commentator
Aug
5
comment Open html attachments externally in mutt
@jasonwryan Yes... I'm looking for a way to invoke Firefox in a way that would disallow any external lookups.
Aug
5
comment Open html attachments externally in mutt
Is there a way to do this while disabling the loading of external resources (for privacy reasons)?
Aug
3
awarded  Editor
Aug
3
revised Get diff changes between original files installed with apt and current files
rename
Aug
3
answered Get diff changes between original files installed with apt and current files
Jul
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awarded  Great Answer
Jul
25
asked How to find Debian packages that would free up the most space
Jun
18
awarded  Yearling
May
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comment How to do nothing forever in an elegant way?
Haha, that's really a nice approach. :)
Apr
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comment Touchpad not detected
That's quite incredible. Can anyone with the laptop confirm that this works and makes the touchpad usable?
Dec
13
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
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asked Difference between urxvt -e and xterm -e
Aug
21
answered Is there a way to make “mv” fail silently?
Jun
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awarded  Yearling