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by ZFR
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Software for comparing two large folders
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: [Solved] Software for comparing two large folders

Flemur wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:32 am
There's also

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diff -r dir1 dir2
This is the first thing I tried. It goes through files contents, so not what I want.
by ZFR
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Software for comparing two large folders
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: [Solved] Software for comparing two large folders

If anyone's interested, this will also work for my purpose
https://askubuntu.com/a/1272583

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find . -type f -exec sha256sum {} \; > file1.lst
Then do it again for folder 2, and compare file1.lst to file2.lst
by ZFR
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Software for comparing two large folders
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: Software for comparing two large folders

Actually, meld works great. In its Preferences you can select "Compare files based only on size and timestamp" which is just what I need.

Thanks.
by ZFR
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Software for comparing two large folders
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: Software for comparing two large folders

Any suggestions? Yes, have a look at meld it's in the software manager With folders that large it will take "some" time, I think that is reasonable to expect. I did. but meld goes through each file one by one so it takes ages. I want something that takes a look at folder1/file.txt and fol...
by ZFR
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Software for comparing two large folders
Replies: 7
Views: 150

[Solved] Software for comparing two large folders

Is there a tool that lets me compare the contents of two folders. It's different stuff: photos, documents, executables, so it includes lots of binary files too. The folders are 500GB in size and have around 320k files. I've found some tools but they're mostly for version control, so they go through ...
by ZFR
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Where does Cinnamon store numerical values for desktop grid spacing
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Where does Cinnamon store numerical values for desktop grid spacing

OK, found it:

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~/.config/nemo/desktop-metadata
e.g.
desktop-grid-adjust=60;95;
by ZFR
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Where does Cinnamon store numerical values for desktop grid spacing
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Where does Cinnamon store numerical values for desktop grid spacing

I'm not insterested in changing them, I'd just like to know where Cinnamon stores those values. Those sliders have to have some numerical values that are stored somewhere. I remember finding them some time ago, but can't locate it now.
by ZFR
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Where does Cinnamon store numerical values for desktop grid spacing
Replies: 4
Views: 121

[Solved] Where does Cinnamon store numerical values for desktop grid spacing

I can change the grid spacing through UI as in the attachment. In what file are the numerical values for this actually stored by Cinnamon?

Linux 19.3 Tricia
Cinnamon version 4.4.8

Thanks.
by ZFR
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon - what determines the colour of window title bar?
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Cinnamon - what determines the colour of window title bar?

Using Cinnamon 4.4.8 When I go to System Settings - Themes, there are 5 categories that I can change: Window Borders, Icons, Controls, Mouse Pointer and Desktop. Which one of those determines the colour of the window Title bar (I mean the bar at the very top; in the screenshots below it's the bar wh...
by ZFR
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Write cache problems when writing files to a USB stick
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Write cache problems when writing files to a USB stick

OK, so after reading about this, I've added the following to sysctl.conf vm.dirty_background_bytes = 52428800 vm.dirty_bytes = 104857600 vm.dirty_writeback_centisecs = 100 vm.dirty_expire_centisecs = 300 That's a 100MB limit for dirty bytes and 3sec expiration. Now, after copying is finished sync ta...
by ZFR
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Write cache problems when writing files to a USB stick
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Write cach problems when writing files to a USB stick

MartyMint wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:51 am
I don't know about Cinammon, but with Mate, Notifications pops up telling me that it's safe to remove the drive.
Do you have desktop Notifications enabled?
Yes. I have notifications enabled. I never see them when ejecting a usb stick.
by ZFR
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Write cache problems when writing files to a USB stick
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Write cache problems when writing files to a USB stick

When I copy a large amount of files to a USB stick, after the copy dialogue finishes, if I click on the drive icon in the panel, then click Eject on the right (as shown in the screen belew) and wait a few seconds for the icon to disappear, then unplug the USB sticks, then many (often all) files are ...
by ZFR
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon - Sub menu shows all items
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Re: Cinnamon - Sub menu shows all items

Looks like it got fixed. Thanks. So it should be there in the next Cinnamon update.
by ZFR
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Shutdown problems - Failed to wait for process: Protocol error
Replies: 130
Views: 23309

Re: Shutdown problems - Failed to wait for process: Protocol error

Just curious. Has anyone been getting it on Mint 20?
by ZFR
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Shutdown problems - Failed to wait for process: Protocol error
Replies: 130
Views: 23309

Re: Shutdown problems - Failed to wait for process: Protocol error

Ah, finalrd got an update today. I was hopeful, but no luck; still getting it.
by ZFR
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Toggle Location Entry in Open, Save... etc windows
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Toggle Location Entry in Open, Save... etc windows

MrEen wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:48 pm
When the Save As or whatever window is open, press Ctrl+L and you'll hopefully get what you want.
Wow. So simple... It never occured to me to try the keyboard shortcut.

Thanks!
by ZFR
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Toggle Location Entry in Open, Save... etc windows
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Toggle Location Entry in Open, Save... etc windows

And whaddya mean "normal windows"? :wink: A normal window is any Nemo window. There is a button that you can use to Toggle Location entry (or you can use a shortcut Ctrl+L). normal window.png I don't know what desktop you're using but in the ones I've used you can just click something to ...
by ZFR
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to put a "sticky note" on my desktop?
Replies: 16
Views: 570

Re: How to put a "sticky note" on my desktop?

Lady Fitzgerald wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:12 pm
Gnote always felt clunky to me. I've been happy with Sticky Notes (https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/194). The notes in Sticky Notes don't waste as much screen real estate as Gnote. I can also easily back up the notes.
Another vote for the sticky notes applet.
by ZFR
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Toggle Location Entry in Open, Save... etc windows
Replies: 5
Views: 137

[SOLVED] Toggle Location Entry in Open, Save... etc windows

Using Cinnamon 4.4.8

In the windows that appear when you Open, Save... etc, is it possible to toggle location entry so you can type it. Like what you can do on on a normal windows by pressing Ctrl+L?
It's a bit of a pain that you can't copy/paste a location.
by ZFR
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is it safe to use others GPG key?
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Is it safe to use others GPG key?

Is it safe to use others GPG key? Yes, this is the user's public key. The purpose of public keys is so that others use them to verify that the given file came from the user and not someone else. Basically you're making sure that what you get from this repo came from its author. EDIT: Just to be cle...

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