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Aug
4
comment What are the differences between the rsync delete options?
@Sridhar-Sarnobat: Either. It moves everything it's going to move, and when it's done, it's starts deleting things. If you want it to delete before it's moved everything, use --delete-during
Aug
4
comment What are the differences between the rsync delete options?
@Sridhar-Sarnobat: Delete after won't delete anything until after it's done the transfer.
Jul
6
comment What are the differences between the rsync delete options?
@ppr: Depends on the system. The reason it has so many specific options is because delete on Solaris != delete on HP-UX != delete on AIX != delete on Linux.
Jul
2
comment Screen rotation hot key (Ctrl+Alt+Up) not responding, what's going on?
@hennes: The pro level prank is to take a screenshot, flip it in paint, set it as the background, then flip the desktop so it looks normal. NOTHING WORKS. The mouse is inverted, the start menu and none of the icons work, NOTHING. It's pretty entertaining.
Feb
4
comment bash command in python not working
Have you tried escaping the single quotes?
Aug
18
comment Redhat 6.5 - lockout user after 3 failed login attempts
Are you using local auth, ldap, or ipa?
Apr
1
comment Is it possible to change my IPv4 address?
@Austin''Danger''Powers: I worked for a company who was in the process of moving off a /16 block internally, and in the early days, we just changed the routers to only route those addresses internally. If you don't care about breaking external sites, you can use any address range you want on your internal network.
Jan
31
comment Access SQL Server from remote location
@StuartPalmer: A "whitelist"...It's better. The problem becomes more about it being a sort of oddball hole in the firewall: not insecure, but unexpected. Is your home IP address static?
Jan
31
comment How can I diagnose a faulty power supply?
@FrustratedWithFormsDesigner: Sure, but that's easy to diagnose. It's those intermittent problems that are a pain in the ass.
Jan
22
comment In what order does Apache load conf files and which ones?
@chrtp To add to the hilarity, directives can be specified at runtime using -C (for adding them before reading config files) and -c (for reading them after config files), so you could source an entire different config from the command line on startup.
Aug
1
comment Windows 2k8 ISO's download as zips
ISO disk images are archives. Any decent compression program can unpack them. They're more analogous to a .tar than a .zip though.
Jul
16
comment How to setup muliple cron job every 3 hours but not simultaenously?
@imb As long as they don't hit the same stuff, it shouldn't matter. If it's all the same job, you'll probably want to explicitly state the hours (like Ary did it).
Aug
11
comment Will running ddrescue on a badly scratched DVD damage my DVD drive?
+1: The only damage you will get is wear and tear.
Aug
11
comment PC only boots with last known configuration
Does it go back to "Last known Good" every time you reboot?
Aug
3
comment Onboard RAID vs Software RAID
@psusi: Huh. I'll admit to never having tried it until recently, but, in Windows 7 at least, it's pretty nice. softwaresecretweapons.com/jspwiki/… I actually like Windows 7 pretty well. It's a much more serious effort than Windows has put forth in the past.
Aug
3
comment Onboard RAID vs Software RAID
@psusi: The only thing I don't like about the windows software raid is that it doesn't mirror the boot sector, so if you lose the "main" drive, there is more maintenance than there would be for a hardware or a fake raid. I've never had trouble using software raids with linux, but I haven't really plumbed the depths of that since I usually have access to hardware raids.
May
6
comment Undo an “rm -rf ~” command?
You can recover text files using this method without a lot of difficulty (as long as you have a rough idea of whats in them), but binary files are so difficult as to be basically impossible.
May
3
comment How can I fix/repair a corrupted PDF file?
Ghostscript is okay, but it's certainly not better than Acrobat. It's completely bare bones.
May
3
comment How can I fix/repair a corrupted PDF file?
Opensource PDF tools tend to be pretty crappy, I'm afraid. What are you using?
Apr
28
comment IP address loads faster than domain name
+1: If you type in the domain name, the users DNS will go through the process of looking up the IP address, a step which obviously doesn't occur with a plain IP address.