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Jul
14
comment How can I get the uncompressed size of gzip file without actually decompressing it?
This decompresses the source file. Maybe it's what the OP wants, but this is not the answer to the question.
Jun
4
comment How to open files with forward dash in linux
@IgnacioVazquez-Abrams They can, because file names are just byte streams and not aware of the encoding. The restriction is imposed in the Unix kernel function namei. It treats a few values special, one of them is ASCII 0x2f (/). One could use an encoding (encodings are only relevant for user level programs, not kernel functions) which translates / to another value than 0x2f.
May
28
comment How to evaluate if a SSD can be a good option as a backup drive?
@BrendanAbel If speed is an issue, I would rather use filesystem snapshots than an SSD. Taking a snapshot is instant even on slow spinning drives.
May
17
comment How would I reinstall the grub-efi bootloader on Fedora Linux?
After installing a new kernel a single call to efibootmgr is sufficient to update the entry in the UEFI menu. I don't know about rEFInd or SHIM. I personally don't chain multiple boot loaders. All operating systems are added to the UEFI boot menu and it's working perfectly fine.
May
17
comment How would I reinstall the grub-efi bootloader on Fedora Linux?
Why are you using grub if you have UEFI? What advantage does chaining the two boot loaders provide?
Apr
2
comment How to use over 4GB files on USB stick and retain compatibility between operating systems?
Related: Cross platform filesystem
Mar
26
answered How to convert djvu file to pdf or other more common file format?
Mar
24
answered debian/ubuntu - invert all colours in desktop session (colors)
Mar
15
revised What is the advantage of using 'tar' today?
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Mar
14
comment What is the advantage of using 'tar' today?
@DietrichEpp That doesn't work on Solaris.
Mar
14
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Mar
14
answered What is the advantage of using 'tar' today?
Mar
1
comment Can mutt run external scripts based upon inbox rules?
There is no way to do that with mutt. The folder hooks are only triggered if you enter the folder, not when a message arrives in that folder. It's pretty straight forward if you route you mail through maildrop or procmail, though.
Mar
1
answered How can I set mutt as the default mail client , when I click on a 'mailto' in a webpage?
Feb
27
answered Can mutt set the color of some messages in the inbox?
Feb
15
answered Copy and Paste from Clipboard to URxvt
Jan
12
answered Midnight Commander doesn't use .mc/ini file
Nov
11
awarded  Yearling
Oct
11
comment What exactly is my computer doing when I format a disk?
You don't need to format your drive to store data. You can perfectly use it and write data on it without formatting and without a file system. I would say you need to format to be able to easily manage the data on a disk, which is considerably more difficult if you don't use a file system.
Oct
11
comment Lossless universal video format
Since you're getting 12GiB files I assume that you use 24Bit colour depth. The uncompressed video data stream is about 4GiB per minute. That's a huge amount of data. What you want is about 170MiB per minute. Regardless of the codec you choose you can only achieve this with a static scene without much movement. I'm afraid you have to relax the contraint to be lossless, reduce the frame rate or tolerate a larger file size.