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Jun
3
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Apr
7
comment Monday morning mistake: sudo rm -rf --no-preserve-root /
@phresnel In this analogy "--no-preserve-root" would be like a protective cover that automatically reverts back into protective position right after every single maintenance operation do when operating the saw, or after n seconds idle. In that case, yes it's really surprising that --no-preserve-root could be in effect. Unless, of course, it's hard coded somehwere. And that's stupidity, indeed
Apr
7
comment Monday morning mistake: sudo rm -rf --no-preserve-root /
@OlivierDulac isn't that obvious as it is? Also, it's not that witty :) (yes I just changed my nick /just/ to confuse you :))
Apr
7
comment Monday morning mistake: sudo rm -rf --no-preserve-root /
@TomTom this is actually not why backups are needed. Because, "distilled stupidity" [1] has the potential to ruin backups just the same. Backups are there for cases of accident or emergency. ([1] re-using with permission)
Apr
7
comment Monday morning mistake: sudo rm -rf --no-preserve-root /
Of course not :)
Apr
7
comment Monday morning mistake: sudo rm -rf --no-preserve-root /
The most sensible bit of advise is missing: "don't type options that you don't intend to invoke, such as --no-preserve-root or --permission-to-kill-kittens-explicitly-granted, for that matter"
May
6
comment How do I log CPU usage per process?
I think sort -nr would do better to sort numerically (at least on my ubuntu/debian boxen)
Nov
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
24
comment I've inherited a rat's nest of cabling. What now?
How much money was spent on materials?
Aug
15
comment Setup a linux computer to act as a bluetooth keyboard/mouse
Wow. That seems spot on. I might try this
Mar
17
comment ZFS vs XFS
Revisiting this bug, they still think that the abysmal boot problems with snaphots are "normal behaviour for lvm": bugs.launchpad.net/lvm2/+bug/360237/comments/7 (on 2012-01-07)
Dec
22
answered zfs-fuse file permissions problems on CentOS/RHEL 5
Nov
30
comment Outgrew MongoDB … now what?
`the only person with a constructive response` - In my view, this is mostly due the the un-constructive way in which the question was posed (at least, here). It simply tells you that Joe Community on SF doesn't keep an interest in teaching you about mongodb in quite the same way as MongoDb itself :) I'm sure you'll find that if you posted the question as `Help, our MongoDB doesn't scale! Are we doing it wrong?` you'd have received exactly the same presentation link within minutes of you posting the question.
Nov
30
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Nov
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Nov
4
comment Linode Lish Shell Vim and Nano rendering troubles: lines not appearing / cursor positions wrong
@YujiTomita: don't rule out environment variables. Many ((n)curses) programs are 'taught' to honour the $COLUMNS, $LINES and $TERM variables so if they are off, things go haywire
Oct
31
comment What does a lot of 'STOPPED' messages in bash mean?
This is a pretty good hint considering the OP mentioned 'on a quite loaded server' +1
Oct
31
answered What does a lot of 'STOPPED' messages in bash mean?
Oct
8
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Oct
7
comment Linux hard disk repair tool
is it is raid (unless you mean striping) you just replace the one disk and rebuild the array. If it is the FS that is corrupted, you need to name the bloddy fs. We are not psychic