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Mar
30
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
11
comment DVD/CD burning .zip: is it more reliable, faster, longer lasting to burn a zip of files rather than the files as a folder?
In a zip, files are compressed independently, so a flipped bit will normally corrupt only a single file. I wrote a script to test this: github.com/gmatht/joshell/blob/master/scripts/…
Mar
5
comment Where can one find quickly what is the maximum resolution that a graphics card supports?
OK, I have added some details on how you might use xrandr to test resolution support on a GPU.
Mar
5
suggested rejected edit on Where can one find quickly what is the maximum resolution that a graphics card supports?
Feb
26
comment Where can one find quickly what is the maximum resolution that a graphics card supports?
How did you get xrandr to show you the maximum resolution of your graphics card? It only shows me the maximum resolution of my monitor.
Feb
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Jan
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comment How to increase performance of Remote Desktop
Interesting. Some people on neowin found instead that enabling both Desktop Composition and Visual Styles actually helped their performance.
Dec
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Jul
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revised How to obtain maximum compression with .tar.gz?
Mention new gz99 script
Jun
21
revised Quickly Maintain Database of sha256sums?
Make question more focused
Mar
17
answered Installing Linux on OS-less laptop: headache?
Mar
16
asked Quickly Maintain Database of sha256sums?
Mar
16
answered Quickly Maintain Database of sha256sums?
Mar
12
answered Tool to record an interactive bash session to shell script
Mar
12
comment Tool to record an interactive bash session to shell script
Thanks, I'd prefer to store whether the command succeeded for failed though. That information could be useful for cleaning up the script later.
Mar
11
revised How to obtain maximum compression with .tar.gz?
Show that xz can be compressed further.
Mar
11
revised How to obtain maximum compression with .tar.gz?
Added reference to the less buggy 7z command.
Mar
10
revised How to obtain maximum compression with .tar.gz?
Added table to show why we may want to switch to xz
Mar
10
comment How to obtain maximum compression with .tar.gz?
Hmm, I'm using v1.17. Anyway the pedantic mathematician in me wants to point out that my answer arguably isn't technically correct. After all, if you enumerate all possible gz files from shortest to longest and pick the first one that decompresses to the right file, you could shave yet a few more bytes off. But that'd be way too slow in practice.
Mar
10
revised How to obtain maximum compression with .tar.gz?
Yet more clarification.