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May
4
comment Can Ubuntu TRIM another (NTFS) partition?
ntfs-3g now supports discard on filesystems that live on disk partitions. It didn't when you wrote this.
May
4
answered Can Ubuntu TRIM another (NTFS) partition?
Apr
30
comment Maximum time for which a Linux PC can be UP?
On the fly kernel patching gets more hype than it deserves. It's great if you have the time to verify that an update will work that way, but any code change that makes in-memory data structures different can't just be live-patched. It's not going to enable reboot-less upgrading to new kernels in general. It will allow reboot-less fixes for things like permission-checking bugs. It's GREAT, and awesome to not have to reboot a server, but don't expect this to give you reboot-free upgrades to new versions.
Apr
30
answered Maximum time for which a Linux PC can be UP?
Apr
30
comment Maximum time for which a Linux PC can be UP?
Powering down / sleeping when not in use on a laptop that gets hot when left running 24/7, ok sure. That's unrelated to rebooting (with no time spent off) vs. continual uptime.
Apr
25
comment which PPA has the most current version of git for 12.04? ppa:git-core/ppa is outdated
Sometimes pdoes's ppa is more up to date than git-core, sometimes vice versa. The git-core ppa had git 2.3.6 packages a few days before pdoes, including for 15.04 before vivid's release date.
Apr
20
comment What is the correct way to install Maven and Eclipse?
Is it still the case that Ubuntu doesn't package the Eclipse Marketplace? I wanted to check if there was a package to install instead of doing it from inside eclipse.
Apr
20
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Apr
20
comment kde clock format: how to include the day in a non-tiny font?
Thanks, I'll have a look at this soon, and post when I get a customized copy working from my home directory.
Apr
20
accepted kde clock format: how to include the day in a non-tiny font?
Apr
19
comment Lame compress mp3 files recursively
If you need to loop over the output of find, a for loop over $() is the wrong way. mywiki.wooledge.org/DontReadLinesWithFor. It will break on filenames with spaces, for example. This is why find -exec exists, even though it's cumbersome to use when you have to do -exec sh -c ...
Apr
19
awarded  Yearling
Apr
19
asked kde clock format: how to include the day in a non-tiny font?
Apr
18
revised KDE keyboard options (like ctrl:nocaps) stop working randomly
keyboard was disconnecting after all
Apr
18
awarded  Student
Apr
18
revised KDE keyboard options (like ctrl:nocaps) stop working randomly
tried more stuff. Noticed repeat rate was getting reset, too
Apr
18
asked KDE keyboard options (like ctrl:nocaps) stop working randomly
Apr
16
comment What does this 'apt-get remove' instruction do?
Old kernels sitting around on disk cause no trouble, except for taking up disk space, and making update-grub (package postinst) slower. If you're worried that you didn't actually boot the kernel you were trying to upgrade to, then run uname -a, or even dmesg | less
Apr
16
revised Reinstalling Ubuntu without formatting partition - what folders are deleted?
added 72 characters in body
Apr
16
answered Reinstalling Ubuntu without formatting partition - what folders are deleted?