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I am a webdev working for Mozilla.


Sep
23
comment Is there a way to tell if a file is done copying?
Oh, not I just mean to me it is magic-y because I have never played with fifo pipes and it is something that isn't used quite as often as other things. Though something to learn now. Also, maintenance isn't much of an issue. This will be set up for about a day is all.
Sep
23
revised Is there a way to tell if a file is done copying?
Fixed some errors in my code...
Sep
22
comment Is there a way to tell if a file is done copying?
Actually I think I have figured it out, see my answer.
Sep
22
comment Is there a way to tell if a file is done copying?
The way you explain this it would seem to work... but it seems a bit "dark magic" for my liking. I think found another solution that works the original way, but I will definitely keep this snippet for later use.
Sep
22
answered Is there a way to tell if a file is done copying?
Sep
22
comment Is there a way to tell if a file is done copying?
Yes, that is the problem. I can't store all the files on B, but this copy will take long enough that I don't want to sit and babysit it by watching for each file to finish and then copying it. Maybe I will go with your expanded version.
Sep
22
comment Is there a way to tell if a file is done copying?
Nope. It isn't under my control and doesn't seem to have any of the things I try and use. I was hoping bash might have something built in to do this. Though I might be able to run the script from my local machine... I will experiment with that.
Sep
22
comment Is there a way to tell if a file is done copying?
I don't need to copy once the entire copy is done, because I am copying many files. I need to know when each individual file is done.
Sep
22
comment Is there a way to tell if a file is done copying?
The wait 5 minutes idea is a good one (I thought of something similar) but I'm not quite sure how it would be done. Any ideas?
Sep
22
revised Is there a way to tell if a file is done copying?
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Sep
22
comment Is there a way to tell if a file is done copying?
The problem with this is that on machine A I want to do scp * user@host:~/ and the files being copied would more than fill machine B, so I can't move/rename files after they are copied from A.
Sep
22
comment Is there a way to tell if a file is done copying?
Sadly lsof doesn't seem to exist on machine B. About your third option, that won't work because if I let the copy finish before I do anything, I will vastly overwhelm my allowed space on B (something like 10:1). So whatever solution I have has to work during the copy.
Sep
22
revised Is there a way to tell if a file is done copying?
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Sep
22
asked Is there a way to tell if a file is done copying?
Sep
15
answered Why is my Vista is so slow to go to standby?
Sep
15
comment How do I get the day name into a cell in Excel?
Well, you could type M-O-N-D-A-Y into the cell with your keyboard... but somehow I think you mean something different.
Sep
15
comment Software for cutting/resizing/joining videos?
nothing about SUPER is user friendly. it does a great job but its so dense its painful.
Sep
14
comment sshfs equivalent for windows?
This is interesting. I have run into the idea of port tunneling before, but you had to disable normal sharing. This idea of using another virtual adaptor is interesting. I will have to give this a shot. I would still prefer a straight up sshfs (or sftp integration), but this is cool.
Sep
14
comment Cheap reliable NAS or Raid setup?
RAID 0 actually doubles the failure rate, since half the data is on each drive.
Sep
14
comment Cheap reliable NAS or Raid setup?
RAID 0 does not make data redundant. In fact it doubles the failure rate. RAID 1 duplicates data, making the data more reliable.