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Linuxcare: Dear Lina: Accidental file deletion and speeding up "make"

Dec 07, 1999, 00:41 (9 Talkback[s])
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"Dear Lina,
As a university sys admin, I find that users are constantly asking about ways to protect against accidental file deletion. It stresses me out when they just don't know how to properly back up or protect their data. What can be done?..."

"Dear Lina,
I've got a big project that I compile every few hours, and when I run "make", I know it'll be going for a while. I've been developing it for weeks so I've almost gotten used to the slowdown -- it bogs my whole system a bit, makes it hard to read man pages or play nethack or anything while it chugs away.

Is there any way I can get it to be less of a pig? Thanks...."

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