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How can I tell when FFMPEG is done writing a file?

Add -hls_flags temp_file to all your outputs. FFmpeg will write data to a temp file and rename once done. So then if the segment file exists, it is complete.
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Why do some FAT32 / ExFAT formatted USB pen drives only work in Windows?

Pendrive can have MBR or not. File system (exFAT, FATs) can be created at the beginning of the drive, where should be MBR. The difference can make drive not visible in some operating systems. Check ...
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Hot Swapped Hard Drives in Windows, Now Windows Reports the Drive as RAW

NTFS filesystems have a structure called Master File Table - MFT. In contains entries for all files on the filesystem. In addition, small files are stored directly in the MFT rather than externally to ...
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Extending Ubuntu system partition by space before it

The problem is solved. I have booted from installation Ubuntu USB and started the Try Ubuntu mode. Then I used Gparted to extend the partition to the left. Everything completed successfully. Both ...
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How to remove hidden Microsoft files starting with ~$ on Mac

I know 2 ways of doing this (there might be more), through: Finder Terminal Warning: Only do this if you are sure what this is about. Erasing/deleting files that are usually hidden can lead to some ...
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Why do some FAT32 / ExFAT formatted USB pen drives only work in Windows?

Put them into Linux machine (Raspberry Pi is enough) and run dmesg and lsusb to make sure it sees them at all and what it thinks about them. Then, if you find out they aren't recognized as mass ...
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Windows template for changing name of moved file (when same already exists)

This is the registry key/value you're looking for: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\NamingTemplates Value name: RenameNameTemplate
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Debian/testing Linux on an encrypted LVM - filesystem intensive operations cause system to freeze and crash system-journald service

I have found the similar problem described in https://askubuntu.com/questions/1406444/what-is-causing-my-system-to-stall-freeze-corrupt-data-when-using-lvm-luks . One of modifications described here ...
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How to avoid non contiguous directories

The problem isn't really with the folder fragmentation, I dare say. The problem is that the stat(2) system call requires a seek to read the inode. For a very large directory, the inode numbers tend ...
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Is there any way to find out if the file is being scanned by antivirus?

Any file not in an exceptions list can/could be scanned at any point in time. It also depends if on-access scanning is set, and what the file type is. A full scheduled system scan would scan any ...
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Linux + what are the preferred options in order to resolve inodes that reached 100%

If you follow point 1 - extend the disks and the extend the filesystem you will be fine. But rescan may no work as you expect if the disks are busy and you will need to reboot the machine. About ...
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