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Dec
17
answered Significant increase in booting time after update in Ubuntu 14.04
Dec
16
comment Where is “My Computer”?
Also, the ability to have more than three slashes is just a quirk of directory parsing where a null value as a directory name resolves to current directory, so it still just works.
Dec
16
comment Where is “My Computer”?
The first double slash indicates global scope, so anything following that is a system or host name. The slash following it is the beginning of the path. If you give only two slashes, it treats it as having no path, but the default path is "/" so it'll just work the same. If you only have one slash it'll treat the "/" as the path and not have a system name, but the default system name is empty, so it'll work the same. And finally, if you have no slashes, it'll use the default system AND path, so it'll work the same. So officially it's three slashes, and any less is a shortcut to the same.
Dec
15
answered Decrease boot-up time with e4rat
Dec
14
revised ls: cannot access .gvfs: Permission denied
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Dec
13
comment How to copy files between two computers using SSH
Fair question, so I just tried removing rsync on a remote machine and trying to rsync to it. I get: bash: rsync: command not found rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [sender] rsync error: remote command not found (code 127) at io.c(605) [sender=3.0.9]. Replacing rsync on the remote machine fixed it.
Dec
13
comment How to copy files between two computers using SSH
FWIW this says that "rsync" must be in the logged in user's execution path on the remote computer. troy.jdmz.net/rsync
Dec
13
comment How to copy files between two computers using SSH
It's pretty standard for rsync to be on any given system, and available with just the command "rsync", so it usually "just works". It connects via SSH, starts rsync on the remote system with the "rsync" command, and then the rsync processes at each end communicate with each other over the already open SSH connection. All this works so transparently to the user that it's deceptively simple, but you benefit from an rsync process at each end to compare file sizes, modification times and do checksums to save data transfer.
Dec
13
comment How to copy files between two computers using SSH
More info: This works because rsync can transfer over SSH to other computers that have rsync installed: PCB: signifies a remote connection over SSH.
Dec
12
comment How to limit CPU usage for a process BEFORE starting it?
What is it you're trying to achieve? Do you want it to take lower priority when other applications want to use the CPU, or do you want it to literally limit its CPU utilization even if the CPU is otherwise idle?
Dec
12
answered How do I get rid of this allocated space?
Dec
11
comment how do i update avconv?
To help us out a bit, what software gave you this warning and what were you doing with that software? Is this all software that is part of Ubuntu, and which version of Ubuntu?
Dec
11
revised How to prevent my system from becoming unresponsive when thrashing (out of RAM)?
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Dec
11
answered How to prevent my system from becoming unresponsive when thrashing (out of RAM)?
Dec
11
comment “Move to Trash” doesn't appear, but only “Delete” on context menu
Not sure what you mean by that kerem is superuser - are you running nautilus (or whatever file browser you're using) as superuser? If so, why? And how - with sudo, or gksu, or some other way?
Dec
11
comment How to prevent my system from becoming unresponsive when thrashing (out of RAM)?
So it looks like you found the cause of your problem (no swap allocated) - are you now wanting to know how to set up encrypted swap? Maybe you could edit the question or start a new question.
Dec
11
comment “Move to Trash” doesn't appear, but only “Delete” on context menu
I'm assuming you're not running your file browser (eg nautilus) as superuser? What are the permissions and ownership of your home directory and your ~/.local/share/Trash directory?
Dec
9
comment 403 Forbidden message with Apache www directory inside of home
Can you find the relevant lines from /var/log/apache2/error.log (hope I'm remembering correctly) when this 403 forbidden error occurs? You may need to use sudo to even look in that log directory.
Dec
9
comment 403 Forbidden message with Apache www directory inside of home
I know you said this is just for troubleshooting, but you never want, or need, to give world-write access to your web folder, and you want to avoid giving write access to the www-data user/group to anything. Read-only access is enough, and is much preferred for security reasons. Sorry this doesn't answer your question though.