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Aug
11
answered What is the output of “du” command during a long copy?
Aug
11
comment Why are tar archive formats switching to xz compression to replace bzip2 and what about gzip?
@Mike does that make it clearer? I checked and confirmed that kernel sources are compressed with xz -9 (xv -vvl will tell you).
Aug
11
revised Why are tar archive formats switching to xz compression to replace bzip2 and what about gzip?
clarify memory usage
Aug
11
comment Why are tar archive formats switching to xz compression to replace bzip2 and what about gzip?
@Mike right, for same file size xz uses less than bzip, but it seems people prefer the higher compression ratio instead (so real world use requires more memory). I'll think of a way to make that clearer.
Aug
11
comment Why are tar archive formats switching to xz compression to replace bzip2 and what about gzip?
@Mike Has it changed since I wrote this? In particular, footnote one explains memory usage.
Aug
11
comment mpg321 playing too fast, at high pitch, via USB Audio
now you can edit my suggestion into your answer ☺
Aug
10
answered How the command “dns-fix” works?
Aug
10
comment mpg321 playing too fast, at high pitch, via USB Audio
You could also try using the plughw device instead of hw, e.g., mpg321 -o alsa -a plughw:0,0 …. That should get ALSA to insert a sample-rate converter.
Aug
10
comment Usb serial cable (prolific) not working with ftdi_sio driver on rpi-buildroot image
Do you have the pl2303 driver (CONFIG_USB_SERIAL_PL2303) enabled?
Aug
10
answered Is it feasible to update the modified times only without copying files when using rsync?
Aug
10
awarded  Great Answer
Jul
29
revised Difference between ulimit -n and /proc/$PID/limits
edited body
Jul
29
revised `tail -n 40 /var/log/apache2/error.log` without `sudo`
g+r, not g+w. Oops.
Jul
25
answered `tail -n 40 /var/log/apache2/error.log` without `sudo`
Jul
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
23
accepted How to customize Bash command completion?
Jul
17
comment Unable to execute program without root privileges regardless of group or permissions
@sherrellbc A lot of the default permission rules are at 50, so I used 52 to be a little after them.
Jul
17
comment Unable to execute program without root privileges regardless of group or permissions
Changing the owner or the group would do—you'd use the group if you want to potentially have multiple users access it (by adding multiple users to the group).
Jul
17
answered Unable to execute program without root privileges regardless of group or permissions
Jul
17
comment How do I create small disk image with large partitions
@AllenKll I've updated the answer to explain what's going on there.