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comment Copying files: Do any of the mainstream operating systems (excluding e.g. BSD/Linux with ZFS) hash files when moving them?
I found this which is a start.
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comment Copying files: Do any of the mainstream operating systems (excluding e.g. BSD/Linux with ZFS) hash files when moving them?
Theres probably some applescript way to do this that's dead simple. Anyone know applescript?
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comment Copying files: Do any of the mainstream operating systems (excluding e.g. BSD/Linux with ZFS) hash files when moving them?
Yeah like its all conceptually pretty damn simple (I would use SHA-1 or SHA-256 though, or possibly something that can leverage the native instructions on recent Intel CPUs, for speed, if nothing other than to keep laptop cool), and I'm honestly very comfortable on the command line and with shell scripting also, but there is simply nothing appealing about copying a bunch of directories on the command line (even when I use a nice shell like zsh for the completions). It's just shitty. There's got to be an app that adds a Finder hook for doing this. (And on Windows, an Explorer shell extension)
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asked Copying files: Do any of the mainstream operating systems (excluding e.g. BSD/Linux with ZFS) hash files when moving them?
Jul
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comment Is it possible to control the CAPS LOCK LED on OS X?
I use Seil (formerly PCKeyboardHack) to not only disable Caps Lock's default functionality (which is useless) but also to set it to another key, and in turn I use this key heavily in the command line as a generic command key (a sort of overloaded context switching functionality). It's really useful. 2 years later, I started wondering how to control this green LED light that's also on this key that I had forgotten about.
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comment SSH: The authenticity of host <host> can't be established
I don't think that really changes anything. The warning is shown when the server itself has changed. For example if you provision a new virtual machine that you're connecting to for the first time. Whether or not you have a known_hosts file (with the correct permissions) doesn't stop it from asking you about the authenticity of the new server... Unless you have somehow already fetched the pub key signature for this server and put it into your known_hosts, which is the one normal way to skip the check (though just saying "yes" to the check is often faster to achieve the same)
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comment How do I keep a MacBook battery charged to only 70%?
@DanielBeck The reasoning is essentially that we would prefer, on extended desk-bound sessions, to keep the charge constantly at, say, 60%, which is in the long run less detrimental than keeping it constantly at 100%, all else being equal (a power adapter ready and willing to supply juice). Just before a trip or any normal portable usage session, the battery is to be topped off to 100%. I do believe that for most of us, myself included, the benefit of always being at the ready with battery fully charged outweighs that benefit. I think it's legit to want a way to keep a specified charge level.
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answered Tmux set color of changed window
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comment Properly aligning partitions for Linux on a 1536KiB Erase Block SSD
Looks like Windows' C:/, which is /dev/sda2, is at sector 206848 which is on a 1MiB boundary. This is perhaps not ideal. I'll want to customize the install next time to adjust it, I think. Anyway this all probably doesn't matter too much, it's a pretty modern SSD...
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comment Properly aligning partitions for Linux on a 1536KiB Erase Block SSD
Thanks for clarifying! If you (or anyone else!) has more information and references/links, please post them.
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asked Properly aligning partitions for Linux on a 1536KiB Erase Block SSD
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comment Bash: Spaces in alias name
How does this handle if I want ls -lat to be excluded from this treatment? I would need to put a case to handle it above the -la* entry, yes?
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asked Macdrive 8 — Ejecting (“Stopping”, as the Eject option is absent) an HFS+ disk in Windows 7 causes insta-BSOD
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comment How to achieve inverted color in Windows 7 (like Compiz Negative)?
A lot of the modes are seriously painful on the eyes when ClearType is enabled, but a few of them do work well. Nice little app. Particularly dig the smooth transitions