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revised How to convince tar (etc.) to archive block device contents?
fix useless use of cat removal
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comment How to convince tar (etc.) to archive block device contents?
Well, there is no btrfs involved here, so that won't work. But squashfs is crazy enough it might work. Though it has the downside of not being a common archive format.
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comment How to convince tar (etc.) to archive block device contents?
@FaheemMitha requiring root or not is going to depend on permission settings on your system, though only root can create new block devices.
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comment How to convince tar (etc.) to archive block device contents?
That is a Useless Use of Cat, but otherwise fits the bill pretty well. Oddly my 7z manpage doesn't mention -si can take a file name, but it works. It's not perfect (output can't be piped somewhere), but is definitely the best so far that outputs in a common format.
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revised How to convince tar (etc.) to archive block device contents?
added 17 characters in body
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revised How to convince tar (etc.) to archive block device contents?
note it appears neither GNU tar nor GNU cpio can do this.
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revised How to convince tar (etc.) to archive block device contents?
note --dereference does not work
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asked How to convince tar (etc.) to archive block device contents?
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reviewed Leave Open Battery standby
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reviewed Close Correct way to update config files
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revised Why does 'find -delete ' delete all files in a directory recursively
mobile app was syntax highlighting it, see if lang-none fixes.
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comment Fedora 3200x1800 resolution to small - can't see anything
@DarioCalovic Ideally, your browser would do that automatically. Now, having said that, AFAIK HiDPI support on Linux isn't fully there yet...
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Kali Linux + WIndows 8 - Cleared my master boot record, can't access Win 8
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reviewed Close How can I highlight matches using GNU grep?
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comment Why can't ed be exited with C-c?
Also worth noting that a lot of text editors do not exit on Control-C. Vim also doesn't. Neither does nano. I don't think emacs does, either, but don't have it installed to test.
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reviewed Leave Open Why can't ed be exited with C-c?
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reviewed Reopen What is the system-level effect of file permissions?
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comment Use a shell not installed on remote machine
@sampablokuper if you're not using boldface for emphasis... then what are you using it for?
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comment Use a shell not installed on remote machine
@sampablokuper you've used boldface for emphasis to the point it's hard to read; further, you're approaching when everything is emphasized, nothing is.