Hit with a problem that you didn’t get with Windows or OS X? Don’t fret! Just follow this easy 40-step tutorial to set up your own automated bash/Perl script, and your Linux PC will be up and running in no time!
For an example, see APLOLrence’s esoteric workaround for freeing disk space: http://aplawrence.com/Unixart/freeing-disk-space.html
That is a LOL. Why would you want to truncate a file before something using it is done with it?
Because LOLrence is an antiquated idiot?
See actual examples of UseEsotericWorkarounds™ from #ubuntu on freenode:
Getting filesharing workingsaj: Hi all, I have set up some file sharing on ubuntu 9.10, and I am trying to write to the share from a friends macbook pro. I can see the computer and the share, but when I drag the files to the share, I get a message asking for an administrator password. Why is it doing this?
ActionParsnip:saj: on the server run: sudo smbpasswd -a $USER you should now set your password and you will have an account to authenticate with.
What, no xauth? Horrors!
To be fair, this isn’t really an esoteric workaround. It’s quite simple, in fact.
It is, however, a bit of a major flaw in a cross-platform file-sharing system.
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