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So today I got a little frustrated with trying to run kill in a loop while dd was running, and came up with this method for running them in parallel, easily: function vdd { sudo dd "$@" & sudo sh -c "while pkill -10 ^dd$; do sleep 5; done" } Now just use vdd anywhere you'd normally use dd (it passes all arguments directly through) and you'll ...


You can have a look at PowerAPI (on github), which gives the power consumption at the process level on Linux. According to some experiments, it is more accurate than Powertop.

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