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Mar
20
comment Extraction of .gz files contained in a folder
Note that the "+" is a GNUism and so will not work on non-GNU systems like *BSD.
Mar
17
comment Transfering large (8 GB) files over ssh
@MarkPlotnick: Wow. openssh 5.3. That's from October 2009. Please get something newer; the latest version is 6.7.
Mar
17
comment Do I need swap space if I have more than enough amount of RAM?
"1-1.5 times memory" - and what will you do while your machine with 16 GB RAM swaps 23 GB? Wait some hours?
Feb
28
comment Why is Firefox so slow over SSH?
The `arcfour" cipher is deprecated, btw.
Feb
14
comment My server is constantly being attacked
possible duplicate of What are the pros/cons of the various methods to block brute force SSH attacks?
Feb
11
comment rsnapshot taking a long time to backup, are the scripts correct?
So you are syncing over samba instead of syncing over rsync? If so, rsync will always copy whole files instead of only deltas.
Dec
10
comment How to output rsync sent data in realtime using standard tools
Try --stats. And update to rsync 3.1.
Oct
16
comment Replicate a complex partition structure with LUKS and LVM volumes
@Patrick: "How can I replicate this structure easily" - I want to replicate the structure, not the data in the volumes. At the end of this step I want to have empty volumes/partitions.
Oct
7
comment bc behaves differently on Solaris and Linux
It's probably not historic, but Unix.
Oct
7
comment bc behaves differently on Solaris and Linux
Welcome to the difference between Unix (Posix) and GNU. Solaris is a Unix, Linux is GNU.
Oct
6
comment Is there a difference between `;` and `&&` and `|`?
Sorry, but have you tried man bash?
Aug
19
comment Why doesn't the sudo command need the root password?
Note that sudo can be configured to ask for the root password with the rootpw flag in sudoers.
Aug
2
comment NTPd Not Syncing on RaspberryPi
@Mark: Please attach the output of systemctl status ntpd and ntpq -p.
Jun
23
comment How to run custom scripts upon USB device plug-in?
Instead of at now I suggest batch.
Mar
13
comment NTP server not working properly
Your ntp server should use more servers, at least three.
Mar
13
comment NTP server not working properly
Don't use ntpdate.
Feb
26
comment What is maximum RAM supportable by Linux?
@RikTelner: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_memory_database, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAP_HANA - that's why you see new servers that can be fitted with TB of RAM.
Feb
26
comment What is maximum RAM supportable by Linux?
@RikTelner: We will see machines with more than 48 bit in 2020 (latest). Those in-memory-dbs want a lot of memory.
Feb
7
comment Arch ntpd/ntpdate not synchronizng clock
See How to force a clock update using ntp?
Jan
17
comment Easiest method to create pdf from template using command line (without pdflatex)?
Over the last years hard discs have become larger and cheaper and computers have become faster. What exactly is your problem?