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Jul
25
comment Remap keys without xmodmap or any X tools
I realize it's been a while since this was asked and the information's likely no longer needed, but on the "no unanswered questions" principle I added an answer below. Hopefully it will be of some use to someone, even if it's not the original asker.
Jul
25
answered Remap keys without xmodmap or any X tools
Mar
22
comment Is there a tool that can detect (and if possible, fix) glitches in MP3 files?
Having been into the mp3val source for a different reason recently (don't even remember what), I can now say with certainty that the mp3val source is not Unicode filename safe on Windows. WOW is it not! It does all sorts of early-1990s-style pointer math with the file path s̶t̶r̶i̶n̶g̶s char[] arrays. That works OK on Linux, where you can generally assume that even Unicode filenames are UTF-8 (though anywhere that's not true, it surely will break). It breaks on Windows, though, because assuming pathnames always use one-byte-wide characters doesn't fly in the land of UTF-16.
Jan
22
awarded  Organizer
Jan
22
revised If 32-bit machines can only handle numbers up to 2^32, why can I write 1000000000000 (trillion) without my machine crashing?
Fleshed out question tags, because the "related" matches were a mess on this popular question.
Oct
13
comment Fastest way to convert an ext4 formatted disk to LVM with ext4 on it?
Mmm, well, if anyone's cloning a filesystem by piping an on-the-fly tar operation over a network link, then (a) they're a braver soul than I, but (b) you might NOT want -p unless the hosts share usernames/UIDs (though the manpage reminds me that -p is the default for GNU tar when run as root), and --selinux is fraught with even more peril — probably better to just do a restorecon -Rv (or -Rp) over the whole thing once it's mounted in the correct (final) location.
Oct
9
comment Fastest way to convert an ext4 formatted disk to LVM with ext4 on it?
Using compression in the tar operation makes no sense at all. The only place the data will be compressed is in-memory as it's piped; it's then immediately uncompressed again before it gets written to disk. Only now, the operation generates multiple times as much CPU load because it's both compressing and uncompressing, uselessly, on the fly. Also, for any operation like this involving entire filesystems, you're going to want at least tar cSf - | tar xvpf - to handle sparse files & permissions. Possibly --selinux too (if the destination volume will subsequently replace the source).
Oct
8
comment Is there a tool that can detect (and if possible, fix) glitches in MP3 files?
On Linux, it doesn't strike me as necessary to apply any workarounds for mp3val — AFAICT the referenced bug is a Windows-only problem. (Whatever functions it uses for parsing the command line or handling filenames must not be Unicode-safe.) Under Linux, I just hand-damaged (by zeroing out random blocks with ghex) mp3 files renamed as follows: Tësting 1.mp3 Testíng ®eally hµrd.mp3 ☭They don't get much weirder☭.mp3 ...mp3val had no trouble correctly processing all of them.
Aug
13
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Jun
12
answered In Linux, how can I map SHIFT_L/SHIFT_R when pressed without additional key?
May
24
awarded  Yearling
Apr
23
comment How to change the colour of an logo or symbol?
Sorry I let this languish for a month, I really have to figure out what sort of email notification options this site offers. Not sure if the question is still relevant, but hopefully my answer below will be of some help.
Apr
23
answered How to change the colour of an logo or symbol?
Mar
25
awarded  Commentator
Mar
23
comment How to change the colour of an logo or symbol?
Without a lot more information about what you're trying to achieve, along the lines of my above comments, I can only offer that if you're simply looking to differentiate between "logo" and "non-logo" pixels, monochromatically, you might be able to do it using the Threshold tool (Colors / Threshold...).
Mar
23
comment How to change the colour of an logo or symbol?
For this to really be answerable, you need to re-state the question in terms of what you're trying to accomplish in the software, not what you're doing from a conceptual perspective. Meaning, the software doesn't care that something is a "logo or symbol", and techniques for recoloring pixels will depend on what's in both the area of interest and around it. You say you're working with a scan; what's the "non-logo" area? Unevenly-toned white? How much contrast is there between the logo and background? Do you plan to cut out the logo, or correct it in place?
Mar
23
comment yum: enable a disabled repository
(Yes, it really does start the repo-disable output with "Enabling repository". ...I have no idea.)
Mar
23
answered yum: enable a disabled repository
Mar
23
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