Do stuff on disk more quickly

eatmydata disk_thrashing_command
If you use eatmydata, all fsyncs will be ignored, so things will go much faster. Maybe not quite as fast as a ramdisk, but if you have enough free memory, the fs cache should help a lot. Just remember to sync afterwards--and if your system crashes in the middle of the command... :)

By: alphapapa
2012-03-04 00:51:12

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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