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May
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May
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comment Resume recursive scp transfer (with rsync?)
-l is not necessary. It's implied by -a
May
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comment How to disable automatic 'mark as read' in Mutt?
Hi, did you manage to resolve this? I'd like to disable that too :)
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comment What stops an internet router from sniffing my traffic?
@Cruncher, Not easy at all because of certificates. When one connects to an https URL you check that the host you're contacting matches the private key it's supposed to have (via a crypto challenge, I think)
Aug
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comment Can I hibernate Linux without a swap partition?
I kwow this is old, but I would use 'truncate' instead of 'dd'. No need to actually write anything to the disk.
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Sep
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comment Why doesn't Gzip compression eliminate duplicate chunks of data?
Scratch that. It works for small files, but for large ones the problem exists. I'm guessing it just has a bigger default buffer size.
Sep
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Sep
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comment Why doesn't Gzip compression eliminate duplicate chunks of data?
Yeah, I though about doing that (fdupes is a nice program to detect duplicates and even hard link them if you want!). But I just tried using xz for compressing and it worked! Apparently it scans the whole file. It's a big CPU/memory hog when compressing though. Thanks!
Sep
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comment Why doesn't Gzip compression eliminate duplicate chunks of data?
Not really, the difference is minimal. I also tried bzip2 with similar results.
Sep
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comment Why doesn't Gzip compression eliminate duplicate chunks of data?
Fair enough! Do you happen to know of any alternative that doesn't work on streams?
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answered using ulimit for current shell