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Jul
21
comment Should I plug my mouse into a USB 3.0 port?
It is a good point that the mouse isn't even going to use USB 3 even if connected to such a port. I would just like to add to that by saying that it's likely to not even use USB 2; the USB controller in a mouse isn't likely to support anything beyond USB 1.1.
May
20
comment I accidentally put a space in my path then moved lots of files - where are they?
That is indeed what I would have expected to have happened on the first run as well. Something else must have changed since the first time you ran the script. Does it look exactly the same? Did you have any environment variables set (like, say, an outside setting of destDIR), or some other process state changed?
May
20
comment I accidentally put a space in my path then moved lots of files - where are they?
Hmm. I can't really see what else might have happened, given the appearance of the script. You may want to create a dummy file in your source directory and run the script on only that files, adding the -i and -v flags to mv. -v will let you see what exactly mv does with it.
May
20
comment I accidentally put a space in my path then moved lots of files - where are they?
@mr.cooper: I meant the system's root directory, not the root directory of those external drives.
May
20
comment I accidentally put a space in my path then moved lots of files - where are they?
Note: Updated answer again to correspond to the edit to the question.
May
20
comment I accidentally put a space in my path then moved lots of files - where are they?
@mr.cooper: Did you run this script as root?
May
20
comment I accidentally put a space in my path then moved lots of files - where are they?
@mr.cooper: That's a bit strange, because I didn't. Oh well.
May
20
comment I accidentally put a space in my path then moved lots of files - where are they?
As an aside, you could have probably run this simpler command instead: mv /Volumes/MCOOPER/data/run{1..6000}.mat /Volumes/MCOOPER2/data. The caveat possibly being a too long command-list, but I don't think that should be a problem on modern systems.
May
20
comment I accidentally put a space in my path then moved lots of files - where are they?
@devnull: Yes, I actually just realized. But in that case, there would be only one argument to mv and the files should have been left untouched, so there's clearly something else to it.
May
7
comment How is IPv6 stateless autoconfiguration supposed to be used?
@MichaelHampton: RFC 5569, which details 6rd, specifically allows for 64-bit prefixes, so the ISP doesn't seem to be in error for using it. It would be hard to argue with them that they are in the wrong without some specification to cite. Is there any established praxis or specification that discourages or disallows smaller subnets than 64 bits? Is there any rationale somewhere that I can read for why having each physical link being a /64 subnet "isn't a waste"?
Jan
27
comment Why is INSTALL_MOD_STRIP not on by default?
Also, I should mention that, at least as far as I remember (though it's been a while by now), the reason I had to go and find INSTALL_MOD_STRIP to begin with was that my initrd images grew so large without it that Grub wouldn't even accept them, in which case it's not entirely true that not stripping "does no harm".
Jan
27
comment Why is INSTALL_MOD_STRIP not on by default?
That does not seem quite true. The commit you quoted only reverts changes to the stripping behavior, but INSTALL_MOD_STRIP existed long before that. As far as I can tell, it was introduced in commit ac031f26e8, which only mentions it as the solution to the problem of huge modules.
Jan
25
comment Why is INSTALL_MOD_STRIP not on by default?
Thanks for the idea to trace the history of the changes. I'll be doing that, but so far it doesn't seem to answer my basic question; namely what the rational for including debug symbols by default is, and why stripping installed modules is not the default behavior.
Oct
21
comment radvd won't accept non-/64 subnets
I see. It seems I need to reevaluate my conception of how IPv6 addressing really works a bit, then. Thanks.
Oct
21
comment radvd won't accept non-/64 subnets
I find that quite odd, to the point of being hard to believe. Surely, it must be the intention that one should be able to structure networks internally with static routing?
Aug
22
comment What memory statistics does Linux' ps command really display?
While that doesn't answer the question, it is helpful in that I can perhaps look at the kernel source to figure out the actual answer. Thanks!
Apr
16
comment Is it preferable to have GRUB2 installed on a HDD vs SDD?
Not really. I quite simply don't really think it matters in any way whatsoever which drive you put Grub on. :)
Dec
6
comment Cannot execute java command on Ubuntu
If that were the problem, he'd be getting either EACCES or EPERM, not ENOENT.
Nov
19
comment How to determine how many watts my power supply has?
Sure sounds like it.