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Cannot delete a file with special characters in filename (somehow hidden file)?

Besides being a hidden file a file might also be marked as a system file. This should not be the case for but stuff happens. If it is a system file you also need to enable viewing system files, ...
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Why do Chrome and Windows report a different file size?

It's actually not the size of network traffic (transfer size) as you suggest, but the uncompressed size vs. compressed size. I wrote a longer explainer on it here : https://stackoverflow.com/a/...
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Quickly removing a gigantic directory on Linux on Ext3/4 drive

What about a combination of the two methods in miravalis' answer ? When you want to "rm -rf deldir/*" do mkdir .tmp1 .tmp2 mv deldir .tmp2/ nohup rsync -a --delete .tmp1/ .tmp2/ & mkdir ...
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Windows 10 "ghost files", cannot be removed even by admin

We experienced the same thing today. We also have IIS, but restarting did not fix it. In our case someone still had a SMB handle on the file. I resolved it by going to mmc -> Shared folders -> ...
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How to deny all permissions except read & execute to a folder for a user, using 'icacls' command?

This answer (as informed by @user1686 in a comment to this question) worked in our case. We were trying to deny the Write (W) permission which also apparently includes the 'Synchronize' (S) attribute,...
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How exactly do btrfs/ZFS (and related filesystems) prevent bit rot?

ZFS, in addition to storing the raw data, will store a hash of every block of that data. The data is then checked against the hash at every access. That means, if a bit is flipped by cosmic radiation, ...
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How to deny all permissions except read & execute to a folder for a user, using 'icacls' command?

According to my test, the following sequence of commands set a folder to read-only and execute by a user: icacls "C:\Test" /reset /T icacls "C:\Test" /grant "User":(OI)(...
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Any ideas why I'm getting a delay after clicking "Save as" or "Download" in Google Chrome

i had this issue as well, what happened was I had a map to another PC that goes to sleep from time to time and thus the network share path is broken in Windows "Quick Access". But, it'll ...
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Are /var/mail/root and /var/spool/mail/root hardlinks for the same inode?

Wow, you did quite some research there, didn't you? :D The answer is much simpler tho. Yes, both entries point to the same inode. Thats because they are exactly the same file. Not even hardlinks. On ...
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How to see compressed and actual size of files on a compressed drive?

To know this information for a single file, you can right-click, go in Properties, and compare "Size" and "Size on disk":
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Continuous Open-File-Handle Monitoring in Unix

inotifywatch can monitor a directory and it's sub-directories, at least on freebsd as well as linux. This can tell you if a file is opened amongst other attributes. The man page is quite large, but ...
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Find out which process is locking a file or folder in Windows

You can also do it programmatically by leveraging on the NTDLL/KERNEL32 Windows API. E.g. have a look at the following code in Python which returns a list of PIDs that can then easily be killed using ...
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What file types can a chromebook run?

All APK files, which includes playstore apps. Microsoft Office files: .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt (read-only), .pptx Media: .3gp, .avi, .mov, .mp4, .m4v, .m4a, .mp3, .mkv, .ogv, .ogm, .ogg, .oga, ....
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