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Aug
21
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Fix X11 forwarding on OSX
Aug
21
reviewed Leave Open Where is the fork() on the fork bomb :(){ :|: & };:?
Aug
21
reviewed Leave Open How to check a particular directory is mounted?
Aug
21
reviewed Leave Open Changing crontab with sed
Aug
21
reviewed Edit Benefits of hyperthreading for an Oracle database
Aug
21
revised Benefits of hyperthreading for an Oracle database
Make it an question instead of a forum post
Aug
21
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Raspian, Huawei E303, Public IP address
Aug
21
revised Raspian, Huawei E303, Public IP address
spelling, formatting
Aug
21
reviewed Reopen aliasing a slightly complex script on Linux/bash
Aug
21
comment aliasing a slightly complex script on Linux/bash
... and further, the top answer is about a git-specific method of doing it.
Aug
20
awarded  Yearling
Aug
20
revised How to convince tar (etc.) to archive block device contents?
fix useless use of cat removal
Aug
20
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.
Aug
20
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.
Aug
20
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.
Aug
19
revised How to convince tar (etc.) to archive block device contents?
added 17 characters in body
Aug
19
revised How to convince tar (etc.) to archive block device contents?
note it appears neither GNU tar nor GNU cpio can do this.
Aug
19
revised How to convince tar (etc.) to archive block device contents?
note --dereference does not work
Aug
19
asked How to convince tar (etc.) to archive block device contents?
Aug
19
reviewed Leave Open Battery standby