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It is generally not possible for an application to corrupt a filesystem: normal applications do not directly interact with disks, rather they use kernel-level syscalls for reading and writing. Obviously, applications designed to interact with block devices (ie: fdisk) can corrupt filesystems, but this does not seems your case. Can you provide the output of ...


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Why? BSD Systems and their descendants have SIGINFO signal. It makes programs to output their current status to the console. A lot of basic BSD tools know about this signal and support it. You can send this signal to a current process using Ctrl+T. SysV systems have no such signal and no Ctrl+T too. Some of the Linux tools support SIGUSR1 instead. I know ...



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