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linux ext: exec'ing from a noexec partition?

I have reasons to mount a data partition with noexec, nodev which we will assume are valid :)Now say i want a few directories to contain executables. Is this possible?My first attempt was to ...
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NTFS filesystem used on both Linux and windows

I've copied pictures from my Slackware/Linux computer to an external NTFS hard drive many times before. The NTFS device is mainly used on Windows computers. It has worked very well until the latest ...
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Fat 32 partition recognized by Linux not by OS X why?

I used Gparted to create 3 partitions on an unencrypted external 2 GB hard drive:A FAT32 system (0x0c).A Ext4 system with Linux installed on (I did this after creating the partitions).A HFS system ...
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How to reduce I/O operations to a flash drive?

BackgroundI often use different computers, and for that reason I like to aways keep with me a flash drive with my home directory, with my bash aliases and helpful functions, vimrc, Homebrew ...
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Ext4 allocation pattern with random writes in sparse file

If I create a large (a few GB) sparse file in ext4, and then write randomly throughout the length until all 4k blocks have been "touched", in the absence of other heavy write load, can I expect that ...
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Which network file systems do not implement locking correctly?

As a common cause for file corruption, documentation often cites as cause "NFS that doesn't implement file-level locking correctly" or something similar, e.g., for SQLite: How to corrupt an SQLite ...
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Copying files from ext4 to NTFS

I am trying to copy some files from an Ubuntu-based (ext4) external drive I have to my NTFS external drive. I opened up ext4 hard drive in Windows (it's read only) and started copy / pasting to NTFS. ...
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Limit the size of the disk driver cache on Linux

I am running some experiments for comparing storage systems under load in Linux. To this end I want to force the file system to access the disk itself without caching too much data on RAM.How can I ...
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Mount image of unknown filesystem

I have an image of a filesystem that I'm trying to mount. Unfortunately I have no idea what filesystem is in it. I'll show you what I have done so far.root@vagrant-ubuntu-trusty-64:/vagrant# file ...
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How to defragment or minimize a “directory file” on ext4?

I have quite an old home directory on HDD. There were lots of files created and removed and now the size of /home/username is 995328 bytes. Please note, I mean the size of the "directory file" (every ...
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Virtual filesystem on linux to translate contents (fuse?)

Is there some existing software to use a virtual filesystem to translate file contents? (read-only or read-write).It would be interesting to be able to generate a view on a code-base, for example....
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USB disk not auto-mounting in Ubuntu 12.04

It used to, but suddenly now it doesn't. The device shows up in the following:dmesg | tail -1[394191.758315] usb 2-1.3: new high-speed USB device number 9 using ehci_hcd...which I know is the ...
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How are ties broken in AuFS with the top-down-parent file creation policy?

The AuFS manual says:Policies for Creatingcreate=tdp | top−down−parentSelects the highest writable branch where the parent dir exists. Ifthe parent dir does not exist on a writable branch, ...
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File manager that uses tags/labels instead of folders for GNU/Linux

I love the way emails are organized in GMail. I have long wanted something similar for my local files. The ability to have one file located under multiple hierarchies is a great advantage, and links ...
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How can I use inotifywait on Raspbian to watch a directory for file changes and upload changed files only using dropbox-uploader.sh?

How can I use inotifywait on Raspbian to watch a directory for file changes and upload changed files only using dropbox-uploader.sh?Hello,Please note I am using dropbox-uploader.sh by Andrea ...

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