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Old 01-14-2021, 11:06 AM   #106
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I absolutely was not advocating running Windows 10, and don't see what made you jump to that conclusion.

OverDisk was from pre-XP days and was [one of] the first visualizers of this kind, but has now been abandoned.

Filelight is kinda ok - it's an improvement over multiple du commands - but there are numerous relatively simple ways in which it's lacking.

And that's what frustrates me: when there is an example of a particular piece of software done [mostly] right, but in attempting to recreate it, the aspects that make the software good are missed, ignored or not fully understood.

 
Old 01-14-2021, 01:36 PM   #107
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Please accept my sincere apology for jumping to a conclusion based on it's being Windows-only software, boughtonp. It's probably partly because I'm triggered that MS has managed to maneuver things so that new hardware won't work with even Win 7, yet another play to force people to Win 10. I should be more careful.

That said, Plasma 5 just gets better and better. It's footprint is down around Xfce levels now and that's without removing any of the used-to-be infamous offenders baloo, akonadai, etc. I'm seeing lots of posts of people considering coming back to KDE after years of hiatus due to the initial and horrendous v4 KDE. It did get decent by the end but Plasma 5 is a quantum leap in polish and refinement. If there is any demand for an app like Filelight, and not just a few of us especially nerdy types, I imagine it, too will get "spit and polish" as well. Hopefully it will still also be very light.
 
Old 01-15-2021, 01:50 AM   #108
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Today I discovered a great app for a specific purpose - discovering exactly what is chewing up storage space. "Filelight" examines whatever drive or partition you choose and produces a color-coded circular graph displaying the real estate usage and a mouseover function tells you what directories and files are involved.
I used to use a QT app that did the same - visualise file system usage - but not circular. I liked it more. Cannot for the world remember the name now, or find it.
 
Old 01-15-2021, 03:01 AM   #109
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I used to use a QT app that did the same - visualise file system usage - but not circular. I liked it more. Cannot for the world remember the name now, or find it.
would that be QDirStat?

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Old 01-15-2021, 02:14 PM   #110
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would that be QDirStat?
Hallelujah, yes it is!
Installed.
Screenshot.
 
Old 01-18-2021, 01:34 PM   #111
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After 20 years, I've only just discovered the command pkexec!
 
Old 01-18-2021, 01:48 PM   #112
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I've just discovered how to make sox play synthesised tones. But they sound horrible!
 
Old 01-30-2021, 11:21 AM   #113
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Why does it have to be Wednesday? What's so special about Wednesday?
It can be any day, it is always one time in a week. You can do it Monday, or Saturday.
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Maybe I should have been clearer, as it seems I wasn't clear enough... I wasn't asking them to start yet another thread; I was saying they could have saved themselves the trouble in the first place of putting some arbitrary time limit on their original thread if they had titled it something similar to what I said above.
But now a new thread is started, it is here https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ys-4175688500/
 
Old 02-04-2021, 04:11 AM   #114
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Wink How to speed up your Linux OS

sudo nano /etc/sysctl.conf vm.swappiness=20 to reduce the RAM from 60.
This has speeded up my PC making it feel "like new".
I found the info:
https://www.fosslinux.com/
 
Old 02-04-2021, 05:32 AM   #115
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So I went to that site and didn't find that particular article, but I found something else very useful:

I am used to using ps2pdf as a simple converter. I have a music writing program called pmw that produces postscript output for printing. When I want to share this with colleagues by email, I convert it into a pdf so that they can read it with Acrobat. But apparently if you provide this command with a .ps output spec, it will reconvert from an intermediate pdf back to ps and make a smaller file than the original. Which could be very useful.
 
Old 02-04-2021, 05:53 AM   #116
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Sorry my mistake try
https://linuxhint.com/understanding_vm_swappiness/
Glad you found the other link of use
 
Old 02-05-2021, 06:18 AM   #117
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All I want is someone to clone OverDisk exactly
There's also baobab.
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How configurable is it
Unfortunately, as everything GNOME it's almost not configurable at all.
 
Old 02-06-2021, 12:36 PM   #118
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[vile@arch ~]$ sudo watch -d iptables -nvL
watch in real time iptables packet counts, and what rules get most traffic.
 
  


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