Commands tagged Filesystem (33)

  • When a fs hangs and you've just one console, even # ls could be a dangerous command. Simply put a trailing "&" and play safe


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    ls /mnt/badfs &
    ioggstream · 2009-06-30 14:40:22 0
  • Before doing this, back-up all data on any ext3 partitions that are to be converted to ext4. After running previous command you MUST run fsck, is needed to return the filesystem to a consistent state. fsck -pDf /dev/yourpartition Edit /etc/fstab and change the 'type' from ext3 to ext4 for any partitions that are converted to ext4.


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    tune2fs -O extents,uninit_bg,dir_index /dev/yourpartition
    starchox · 2009-06-23 17:42:01 1
  • Create a temporary file that acts as swap space. In this example it's a 1GB file at the root of the file system. This additional capacity is added to the existing swap space. Show Sample Output


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    sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile bs=1024 count=1024000;sudo mkswap /swapfile; sudo swapon /swapfile
    dcabanis · 2009-05-27 21:10:50 1

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    find /home/fizz -type f -printf '%TY-%Tm-%Td %TT %p\n' | sort
    fizz · 2009-05-20 10:45:39 2
  • the middle command between the ; and ; is the vi commands that insert that line into the last line of the file, the esc with the carets is literally hitting the escape key, you have to have the smbfs package installed to do it, I use it to access my iTunes music on my mac from my linux PC's with amarok so I can play the music anywhere in the house. among other things, it allows you to access the files on that share from your computer anytime you're on that network.


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    sudo vi /etc/fstab; Go//smb-share/gino /mnt/place smbfs defaults,username=gino,password=pass 0 0<esc>:wq; mount //smb-share/gino
    GinoMan2440 · 2009-04-02 16:04:35 3
  • Finds all directories containing more than 99MB of files, and prints them in human readable format. The directories sizes do not include their subdirectories, so it is very useful for finding any single directory with a lot of large files. Show Sample Output


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    du -hS / | perl -ne '(m/\d{3,}M\s+\S/ || m/G\s+\S/) && print'
    Alioth · 2009-03-25 18:06:53 1
  • Particularly useful if you're mounting different drives, using the following command will allow you to see all the filesystems currently mounted on your computer and their respective specs with the added benefit of nice formatting. Show Sample Output


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    mount | column -t
    thechile · 2009-03-20 14:18:56 6
  • cd into the directory that contains the file. this is just the usual move command but shortcut'd. say you wanted to move a photo img1.png from ~/photos/holidayphotos into the parent directory which is ~/photos command would be: ~/photos/holidayphotos$ mv img1.png .. I use Ubuntu so this'll work in debian but not sure what else.


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    mv file_name.extension ..
    takealeft · 2009-03-09 15:35:58 1
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