The tag has no wiki summary.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

-1
votes
0answers
26 views

Seagate 1tb expansion works on windows 8.1 usb3 but on no other computer

My seagate expansion 1TB that has about 600 gigs of backed up data on it suddenly stopped being recognized by any of my computers. I thought the drive was dead even though the light comes on and I ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Shell command shortcut using input filename as output filename

Hi could someone help me with a little command shortcut please? Im trying to run an ffmpeg command and was wondering if there was a shorter way to type it, Ive been reading up on parameter expansion ...
4
votes
1answer
70 views

Is it safe to stop a RAID 5 expansion?

I'm having some issues expanding a RAID 5 array on a Synology DS413. The drive has gone from 3 x 3TB WD Green drives to 4 x 3TB. I started an expansion operation and it's been stuck at about 60% and ...
1
vote
2answers
51 views

Bash parameter Expansion: Best practices for speed?

I was just wondering if anybody knows any best practices or if there is any documentation about this topic: The scenario is searching / grepping in the log files. To make my point I will use ls. So ...
34
votes
2answers
4k views

What is the brown slot near the CPU socket on a Pentium 1 motherboard, and what is it used for?

What is this slot called and what is it for on a Pentium 1 motherboard? Here I give you the Asus P/I-P55T2P4 rev 2.1 board:
-3
votes
2answers
171 views

How do I use the Expansion Bay on the Asus Essentio CM6850

There is a panel on the front cover for an Expansion Bay, however it is very shallow and I don't see any evidence of wiring installed. What can it be used for?
2
votes
0answers
71 views

How do I properly architect my home network expansion?

I have FIOS verizon on 1 router w/wifi connected to 6 wireless devices, 1 network printer & 3 wired computers. I want to add to my network, NAS storage (cloud access), 4 FIOS TV'S, Home Theatre, ...
2
votes
2answers
141 views

duplicate a single file to a list of files

I'd like to know if it is possible to duplicate a single file to multiple files with a different list of arguments. I have a generic image and I need to make multiple copies of it adding a different ...
2
votes
2answers
743 views

Does my computer have an expansion slot for a graphics card?

I'm trying to get my hands on an usable gaming computer but don't have a lot of money to play with. It seems like I should be able to play recent games on the lowest settings with a new graphics card, ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Expand Synology SHR volume with varying disk sizes

I'm looking for a clarification on SHR and how it handles expanding a volume when the volume contains varying disk sizes. I've read the Synology Documentation and it still isn't clear, because their ...
4
votes
2answers
7k views

Is a PCIE X1 card for USB 3.0 worth it?

I have a portable HDD on USB 3.0, and soon I'll have a 32gb flash drive on USB 3.0 as well. My motherboard is pretty old - and the next time I'll upgrade it is when I get a new CPU/mobo/ram. Slots ...
1
vote
1answer
153 views

Is it possible to use brace expansion and globbing together?

Say I wanted to copy the .ssh/authorized_keys file in each user's /home directory to /tmp (for whatever reason). I figured I could use globbing and brace expansion to do this quickly, but I ran into ...
5
votes
3answers
588 views

Brace expansion : run several commands instead of expanding on one line?

When you use brace expansion in bash, something like echo {a,b,c} becomes echo a b c Is there a way to expand it to 3 separate commands, one for each expansion, instead? So that: echo {a,b,c} ...
36
votes
2answers
6k views

how to expand aliases inline in bash?

Is there a way to expand aliases inline in bash? $bash>alias ll='ls -l ' $bash>ll<tab> $bash>ls -l
1
vote
1answer
2k views

What is really happening with bash backticks?

I've always thought of backticks in bash as "execute the output of 'some_command'." What is happening in the following... consider a script myscript.pl that prints the following text: export ...
8
votes
2answers
484 views

Can I keep . and .. out of .* expansion?

I often find it annoying (or worse) when I type command .* in bash and the command applies to the parent directory and current directory. Is there some shell option or other configuration I can ...
1
vote
0answers
126 views

RAID 5 configuration and future expansion

I am building a PC to act as a file server among other things, and I was wondering whether it is a good idea to create 2 partitions on the RAID 5 array, one for OS one for data, or to have a separate ...