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Jan
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revised Automatically mount external drives to /media/LABEL on boot without a user logged in?
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Jan
16
answered Automatically mount external drives to /media/LABEL on boot without a user logged in?
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16
suggested rejected edit on Automatically mount external drives to /media/LABEL on boot without a user logged in?
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Jan
14
comment How to replace part of a text file between markers with another text file?
Holy moly, that's cool! This is going in my sed dictionary! Superbly useful and beautifully simple. Thank you!
Nov
7
comment Won't read Unicode characters over NFS mount?
Horrible truth is that you may see files disappearing in Finder from nfs mounts with the nfc option if they have special characters (e.g. ä), and they were previously copied to the server using a mount without char translation, rsync without the --iconv=utf-8-mac,utf-8 option, or similar. The horrible part is that the NFD char on the server may look exactly the same in an SSH session as the NFC one, and that both will show '??' instead of the char in a local shell. Both can exist simultaneously, but it may be that ä != ä and ?? != ?? in the same terminal session. A nightmare to clean up.
Sep
8
comment How can I use the Btrfs compression option when installing Linux?
This is the more correct answer. The only drawback to doing post-installation compression is that a lot of files won't be compressed on account of being busy. Tricking the installer by preparing the filesystem beforehand is more effective, but also a lot more difficult for the less experienced user.
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Aug
20
answered Can’t launch daemon with launchctl in Yosemite
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Nov
12
revised Reconfiguring, then deleting obsolete pagefile.sys from C: in one go using a batch script
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Nov
11
comment Reconfiguring, then deleting obsolete pagefile.sys from C: in one go using a batch script
@Bob Thank you! I think I might be able to decipher something to do with my installation based on that. I'll report back :)
Nov
11
revised Reconfiguring, then deleting obsolete pagefile.sys from C: in one go using a batch script
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Nov
11
asked Reconfiguring, then deleting obsolete pagefile.sys from C: in one go using a batch script
Nov
11
accepted Disable disk caching in Windows XP using the command line?
Nov
11
comment Disable disk caching in Windows XP using the command line?
OS-level caching is turned off all the time. You feel this in Windows (and AFAIK all other OSes) for example with USB sticks where the write cache is OFF by default, to avoid losing data if you just chug it out. In OSes other than Windows, this is achieved by mounting your drive with the /sync/ option, turning off caching for that partition. Again, has nothing to do with the drive. It has to do with the filesystem and optimizing reads and writes either for speed or security.
Nov
11
comment Disable disk caching in Windows XP using the command line?
You seem to be mixing together OS caching and drive fundamentals. First of all, you can write a single byte to disk. But you have to read 1 chunk of data, change it and write it back. That's probably 512 bytes or 4k with spinning media, considerably more with most types of solid state media. Whether you, the OS, a driver, or the disk does it, it'll happen. (E.g. 4k drives faking 512B do some of it for you, SSDs do a lot of it).