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Nov
17
revised my harddisk suddenly getting slow
formatting.
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Nov
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comment Are any utilities effectively obselete?
See also unix.stackexchange.com/questions/92730/…
Nov
14
comment Are any utilities effectively obselete?
This is something that'd be a better fit on chat, I suspect.
Nov
14
comment Which file compression software for linux offers the highest size reduction?
@AquariusPower no, that's a feature of the command-not-found package Ubuntu installs by default. I don't have it installed on my Debian boxes (or Ubuntu ones, it adds an annoying amount of time searching for a package when I just made a typo)
Nov
14
comment Which file compression software for linux offers the highest size reduction?
@AquariusPower Well, bash: kgb: command not found ... it's not a common utility. A little more info about where to get it (say, its home page, package names in common distros, etc.) would be nice. If you want to go above and beyond, how it compares to xz, etc. on common compression tests.
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Nov
12
comment extracting the data block pointed to by an inode fails to correspond to the data in the file
I wonder if sync on ext3 only writes to the journal if you're in data=journal mode. In which case time and/or further writes would force it out. So would unmounting the filesystem, I think.
Nov
12
comment extracting the data block pointed to by an inode fails to correspond to the data in the file
@MichaelMartinez the sticky bit doesn't matter. But I bet you didn't run sync...
Nov
12
comment extracting the data block pointed to by an inode fails to correspond to the data in the file
@WumpusQ.Wumbley Ah, that makes sense. And it outputs in octal, too. Sounds like a good reason to find a better tool! I have a vbindiff here. And searching finds a dhex. Both are editors, though. Or of course wdiff on xxd output.
Nov
12
comment Determining if a file is a hard link or symbolic link?
@k-Rocker Yes. Then it has a second name somewhere on the partition.
Nov
12
comment extracting the data block pointed to by an inode fails to correspond to the data in the file
Don't the docs say offsets 40 to 43, not 41 to 44? Anyway, when I try the related procedure for ext4 using ext4.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Ext4_Disk_Layout#Extent_Tree it works for me. You may find filefrag -v your-file useful, as it'll tell you which blocks. Also, you did run sync, right? To make sure its actually written to disk.
Nov
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answered Determining if a file is a hard link or symbolic link?
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Nov
10
comment Why does Linux store cpu temperatures on so many files?
@yaku Yes, the paths could vary. E.g., a laptop could have a cooling zone for (e.g.,) the hard disk, or the northbridge, or whatever.
Nov
10
answered Why does Linux store cpu temperatures on so many files?