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Jun
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comment How to copy a picture to clipboard from command line in linux?
It's a bit annoying how to have to quit it manually, but at least it works :). Thanks!
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Oct
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comment What's the quickest way to count the number of each character in a file?
@JourneymanGeek: Learing regex is well worth the trouble, since it's useful for so many things. Just understand it's limitations, and don't abuse the power by attempting to do things outside the scope of regexes capabilites, like trying to parse XHTML.
Oct
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answered What's the quickest way to count the number of each character in a file?
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comment How to delete a file that contains a backslash in the name under Windows 7?
It's even more fun when you have file names that contain "*" or "?", because even the WIN32API methods use those characters for file name globing :).
Jun
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answered Will jh3df6724@k2378jdfw.com bypass spam filters?
Jun
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comment In bash, how can I rename a file without repeating the path?
This is the closest to what the original questioner assumed the solution might be, and is useful to know, so +1.
May
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comment How to tame Linux responsiveness, memory, and paging
+1, this is the single biggest issue I have with the Linux desktop on a day-to-day basis. I have occasional freezes, perhaps once every couple weeks, but those are not often enough to get particularly annoying. However, it only seems to be an issue with applications that have, as you said, heavy IO utilization: Applications that have heavy CPU utilization have little no no effect on general system performance. Didn't know about ionice, it seems that it would be the correct solution to this problem if it were to work properly.
May
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comment How to tame Linux responsiveness, memory, and paging
As I recall, those kernel patches are really only relevant if you are compiling a program or doing something else that is very CPU (and IO?) heavy in a terminal, whilst trying to interact with GUI applications. It does not help in the more common situation where one GUI application is doing some heavy work and you are trying to work with another GUI application, unfortunately.
May
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comment How to tame Linux responsiveness, memory, and paging
The point of the question is not that the WM is bloated and causing the system to become slow (it is likely perfectly responsive under normal usage), but that the kernel is not properly prioritizing applications when it runs out of memory and has to go into heavy swapping. I've had this issue on every desktop Linux i've ever used, and while using lighter programs or adding more ram might help, it doesn't address the root of the problem.
May
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comment gitk looks ugly / doesn't honor theme settings
gitg is much nicer. +1 for that!
May
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comment gitk looks ugly / doesn't honor theme settings
That's much nicer looking, although it still doesn't follow the Gtk+ or Qt theme. +1
May
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comment How much speedup does a hyper thread give? (in theory)
What are the actual speeds of the algorithms, plotted against number of cores? I.e. what is the speed gain for the fastest algorithm in these tests? Just wondering :).
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