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Jul
19
comment Port scan revealed port 1111 open. What is it?
Use grep -F instead of fgrep. Quote from man grep: Direct invocation […] is deprecated, but is provided to allow historical applications that rely on them to run unmodified.
Jul
19
comment How do I find out what the file-type of an image is?
The file utility might be helpful in this case.
Jul
19
comment linux mount issue with fstab
Does mount tmpfs /mnt -t tmpfs -o size=1G work?
Jul
18
answered How could I pack my linux installation to installable DVD
Jul
18
comment Windows 7 installation removing fedora17
Do you use a MBR or GPT partition table?
Jul
18
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Jul
18
answered Are 3.5 inch SSD drives available? Why so many 2.5inch versions?
Jul
18
comment Run parallel awk commands on a large file, no extra file space
Are you sure the CPU is the bottleneck, not the IO?
Jul
17
comment Make UEFI, GPT, Bootloader, SSD, USB, Linux and Windows work together
Also useful in this context: unix.stackexchange.com/a/40775/12779
Jul
17
comment How does the EFI partition work and can I boot an x86 OS with a bootx64.efi file?
Maybe this answer will give you some insight: unix.stackexchange.com/a/40775/12779
Jun
21
comment Can I replace a pdf file while Adobe Reader shows this file?
A (IMO very practical) workaround would be to switch the PDF reader e.g. to Sumatra
Jun
20
comment Generating help files for vim
A smart workaround suggested on the mailing list was to create vimhelp which is also valid markdown. The drawback is that the markdown is a bit cluttered with vim syntax and the vimhelp files don't obey to the formatting conventions. But apart from that it is usable.
Jun
20
comment Generating help files for vim
The first script is unusable for general use. It might work for the authors markup style, but it didn't convert a single one of my (valid) markdown files correctly. The second option is pandoc, a very capable converter I like a lot. Unfortunately, it doesn't support vimhelp. I asked on the mailing list to add support for it, but the response was that vimhelp is not a general purpose output format but a specialised format intended for vim documentation, in contrast to the other supported formats. Anyway, thanks a lot for the tip.
Jun
20
answered Cross-platform file system
Jun
20
answered How can I get Magnet links to open in transmission when running Enlightenment as my Window Manager?
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19
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19
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Jun
19
comment Compression of large files
The fastest algorithm will probably never be the one with the best ratio. There is no all-in-one algorithm suitable for everything. bzip and pbzip2 (inclusive the multi-threaded variants) are pure compression tools, they don't create archives. You can use tar (tar cf directory.tar <directory>) to first create an uncompressed archive and then run pigz on the tar archive.
Jun
19
comment Compression of large files
Compressed video or uncompressed, compressed images or uncompressed, what kind of data, text files or binary? If the videos and images are already compressed (e.g. MPEG 4 and JPEG) I would go for the fastest compression (pigz would be a candidate), since you will not gain much.
Jun
19
answered Compression of large files