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What factors affect whether an NTFS partition can be mounted by a user on Linux?

I have two Win8-made NTFS partitions on my system. Running Debian testing, Linux kernel 3.16, I can mount one of them as a regular user, but trying to mount the other one results in an error: $ mount ...
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How do I find files and total their sizes?

I'd like to find a series of files (based on a wildcard expression) and total their disk usage. Something like this: $ find . -name 'flibble*' -ctime +90 -exec du -sh {} \; 2.1G ...
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why doesn't a bash while loop exit when piping to terminated subcommand?

Why doesn't the command below exit? Rather than exit, the loop runs indefinitely. While I discovered this behavior using a more complex setup, the simplest form of the command reduces to the ...