#1 Posted by administrator on Dec 2, 2009 1:15 AM

For an example, see APLOLrence’s esoteric workaround for freeing disk space: http://aplawrence.com/Unixart/freeing-disk-space.html

#2 Posted by Declination on Dec 2, 2009 8:40 PM

That is a LOL. Why would you want to truncate a file before something using it is done with it?

#3 Posted by administrator on Dec 3, 2009 3:53 AM

Because LOLrence is an antiquated idiot?

#4 Posted by Declination on Dec 8, 2009 6:05 PM

See actual examples of UseEsotericWorkarounds™ from #ubuntu on freenode:

Getting filesharing working
saj:
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.

#5 Posted by DrLoser on Dec 10, 2009 1:14 PM

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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