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Jul
20
revised How can I clone a hard drive directly to a vdi image
The current user manual, for 4.2.16, specifies `convertfromraw` (not `createfromraw`).
Jul
20
suggested approved edit on How can I clone a hard drive directly to a vdi image
Jul
10
comment Can a command with ioreg show the parts of the tree (of the I/O Kit registry in OS X) where UUIDs of volumes are found – with those UUIDs?
If we defocus from ioreg, then wonder whether an answer could involve VolumeToBSDNode
Jun
29
awarded  Announcer
Jun
15
comment How to change default app for all files of particular file type through terminal in OS X?
Side note: the "unnecessarily difficult" quote was from from the first edition of an answer to a different question.
Jun
8
revised What subtitle file editor for '.srt' files supports synchronization?
http://www.nikse.dk/se/ is outdated.
Jun
8
suggested approved edit on What subtitle file editor for '.srt' files supports synchronization?
Jun
8
awarded  Yearling
Jun
8
comment What subtitle file editor for '.srt' files supports synchronization?
Neither urusoft.net nor blog.aegisub.net are found.
May
24
awarded  Necromancer
May
4
comment Should I symlink my /private/var/vm dir to another volume in OS X Lion?
You might benefit from a separate volume for external swap files, but I should not prefer to use a symbolic link. Prefer the approach given in the linked question.
Apr
30
awarded  Announcer
Apr
27
comment Disable Mac's dynamic_pager?
In Ask Different, with an accepted answer: Why would I disable swap file in Mac OS X? (2011-09-08)
Apr
27
revised Should I symlink my /private/var/vm dir to another volume in OS X Lion?
A separate volume for sleepimage
Apr
27
answered Should I symlink my /private/var/vm dir to another volume in OS X Lion?
Apr
27
comment Moving the swapfiles to a dedicated partition in Snow Leopard
Cross reference to the opening poster's similar question in Ask Different: How can I move virtual memory swap files to a different drive or partition? (2010-09-12)
Apr
27
answered Moving Swapfile in Mac OS X Lion
Apr
23
awarded  Announcer
Apr
19
comment Fix bad blocks on Mac hard disk
@rob thanks, I didn't realise that. GRC Tech Support confirmed to me that recovery to something other than the disk from which recovery is attempted is not supported in the current version of SpinRite.
Apr
19
comment Fix bad blocks on Mac hard disk
In Ask Different there's a comment from @BSDGuy