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I'm in the process of upgrading my Linux OS, so I've got a bunch of old files that I'd like to compress, before I move everything over to the new drives I have purchased for the upgrade. It seemed like trying to do it the "obvious" way e.g.
find /* find options */ | xargs gzip
missed out on the fact that I have an 8 core processor, and should be able to leverage that, to speed things up. I was thinking about ways I might go about writing something that I could feed in a list of files, and keep all 8 cores busy compressing away, thereby reducing the time it takes to compress all the stuff I've collected over the years. After spending some time mulling it over, I figured I'd google to see if anyone else had tackled a similar problem, and come up with a solution.
Enter GNU Parallel. This wonderful piece of software does exactly what I want, plus tons more - for example it can make use of the computing resources of the other systems on your network that you have access to. For anyone interested in adding parallel execution to your shell scripts, or making use of those other systems on your network that are otherwise idle (or at least not being used by you), this seems like a great tool to help "git 'er done". For starters the author has a great set of videos on youtube: GNU Parallel videos - YouTube
Just thought I'd give it a mention as I think its quite cool.
Interesting, most popular zippers have a command line option for multi threading, but it is hard to find information about it. I found this list (probably for Windows): -m (Set compression Method) switch[^]
Note that 7-Zip supports multithread mode only for LZMA / LZMA2 compression and BZip2 compression.
should be possible to find a table cloth (paper ones too) that'll fit your desk at most department stores.
after many otherwise intelligent sounding suggestions that achieved nothing the nice folks at Technet said the only solution was to low level format my hard disk then reinstall my signature. Sadly, this still didn't fix the issue!
For me all i see is that the desktop term comes from digitising the physical desk. Trach can, draws, folders.
As for for Desktop wallpaper I imagine when the developer working in a cubical, where you could stick things to vertical surfaces. I've only ever worked in "open" work places, because as a developer I want more noise 🤷♂️