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comment In *nix, how to determine which filesystem a particular file is on?
df -P should produce standardized output on any POSIX compliant system. Some goofier systems might require a magic environment variable, such as POSIXLY_CORRECT, to be set as well.
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comment Whole block device named xvda1, xvda2 instead of xvda, xvdb
@ewwhite The output from fdisk -l is consistent with the rest. It shows two disks named /dev/xvda1 and /dev/xvda2.
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revised What's the most widely used pronunciation of the Unix /etc directory?
Remove update; question reopened
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comment What's the most widely used pronunciation of the Unix /etc directory?
@John: Again, other than comments arguing about whether or not this should be closed, what comments are you referring to? Also, I'd have happily made it community wiki on request.
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comment What's the most widely used pronunciation of the Unix /etc directory?
@John: The only arguing going on in this entire thread is whether or not this question should be closed. The answers and comments have otherwise been nothing but good discussion. I'm puzzled by your assessment.
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revised What's the most widely used pronunciation of the Unix /etc directory?
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comment What's the most widely used pronunciation of the Unix /etc directory?
@Farseeker: You must be from Australia :) [from what I can tell it's pronounced "cash" everywhere but Australia (and maybe NZ) -- even in France they say "cash", apparently]
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comment What's the most widely used pronunciation of the Unix /etc directory?
@John: You only need to talk to a statistically significant number of knowledgeable people to know what's common. A large enough sample size should get a reasonably small statistical error, no? It doesn't really make any difference. It's just a matter of fun trivia.
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asked What's the most widely used pronunciation of the Unix /etc directory?