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Philip Couling
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56 votes
6 answers
9k views

How do I use swap space for emergencies only?

47 votes
14 answers
13k views

What specifically can swap do that RAM can't?

18 votes
5 answers
36k views

Forwarding an entire desktop over SSH without third party tools

13 votes
9 answers
15k views

Is there a multi-user webdav server available for linux?

13 votes
4 answers
2k views

Is there any utility for performing ICMP testing ("ping") in only one direction?

13 votes
2 answers
3k views

How can you determine the hostname associated with an IP on the network?

10 votes
2 answers
4k views

How does Linux use a real time clock?

10 votes
2 answers
2k views

What does a tilde (~) mean at the end of a dependency requirement in a deb file or in apt?

8 votes
2 answers
1k views

Should the use of /etc/mtab now be considered deprecated?

7 votes
2 answers
2k views

How to mount overlayfs where lower has child mounts?

7 votes
1 answer
2k views

How does the kernel decide between disk-cache vs swap?

7 votes
1 answer
2k views

How do recommends and suggests interact with apt-get dist-upgrade and apt-get autoremove?

7 votes
1 answer
2k views

Why can't you move another user's directory when you can move their file?

6 votes
2 answers
7k views

How to enable mDNS for IPv6 on Ubuntu and Debian?

5 votes
1 answer
762 views

Do Linux filesystems inform the block device when blocks are no longer required?

5 votes
1 answer
518 views

Can loop devices be automatically cleaned up when a process exits?

4 votes
1 answer
582 views

How does fstrim interact with dd

3 votes
0 answers
166 views

Are inotify events guaranteed to come in the right order?

3 votes
2 answers
3k views

How do inode numbers from ls -i relate to inodes on disk

3 votes
2 answers
4k views

How to mount one of multiple disks to a specific location in fstab

3 votes
2 answers
505 views

Why do I need another IPv6 block?

3 votes
4 answers
1k views

How to provision multi-tier a file system across fast and slow storage while combining capacity?

2 votes
1 answer
901 views

How must I configure Debian or Ubuntu to ensure there's a chain of trust from TPM to Login?

2 votes
1 answer
381 views

Does writing a newline character into a sysctl (/proc/sys) file have any effect?

2 votes
1 answer
105 views

How to change du recursion order

2 votes
2 answers
2k views

Prevent systemd-networkd (DHCP) from registering (NTP) time servers

2 votes
1 answer
2k views

Is there a systemd alternative to user specified crontabs?

2 votes
1 answer
784 views

Is it possible to delete sections of a sparse file?

2 votes
2 answers
1k views

Are Alpine "stable" versions stable in the sense of keeping package versions the same?

2 votes
2 answers
1k views

"unshare --mount" inside a jenkins chroot environment