[TUHS] Mention TUHS in Linux Magazine (US)?
wes.parish at paradise.net.nz
Sun May 1 18:21:50 AEST 2005
Again, FWIW, I've successfully - with the expenditure of a good long period of
time - transferred an 80GB file system from one hard drive to another using
the GNU cp - I didn't read enough of the man page though, and missed out on
the -p switch to preserve my ownership on the files - I had to return the
entire 80 GB to my ownership manually ... ;) God, I felt like the Prize
But it did the massive job without blinking an eyelid, over the three or so
hours it took to do it. It's good stuff. Just massive itself.
On Sun, 01 May 2005 06:28, Jerry Peek wrote:
> On 30 April 2005 at 19:31, Wesley Parish <wes.parish at paradise.net.nz> wrote:
> > And, FWIW, in one of the few GNUs Bulletins I actually have received,
> > courtesy of the FSF, RMS (I think) was advising that with the dropping
> > price in memory, GNU hackers could do without worrying about memory size,
> > when it came to replicating Unix utilities..
> That's been on my mind as I thought back to my days on VAXen
> with 100 users logged on and a load average of 30. Back then,
> efficient programming was so very important. Now, when the GNU
> "cp" has more than 20 options -- and some of those with several
> possible arguments -- one side of me thinks how bloated the GNU
> utilities seem. But, on the other hand, one of the things I'm
> doing in this series of columns is to compare "how we used to
> do it" vs. the usefulness of some of the new features. For
> instance, back then we could copy a directory tree recursively
> with "tar" or "find", carefully handling devices and etc. along
> the way. Now we can do the same thing by typing a cp command
> with a couple of options. With powerful machines on our desks,
> which sort of "efficiency" do we want these days?
> I'm not trying to answer that question! I'm trying to show
> things in a balanced way and leave it to the reader to decide.
> This has been debated and discussed so much over the years
> that I can't shed any new light on it. I just want readers to
> keep it in mind, think about where we've been and where we are.
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