Best Twitter client for Ubuntu 15.10

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at
Tue Feb 28 18:19:27 UTC 2017

On Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:18:37 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>On Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:13:16 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>>On Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:32:54 +0000, David Fletcher wrote:  
>>>On Tue, 2017-02-28 at 07:49 -0500, Donald Parsons wrote:    
>>>> Colin,
>>>> The last time I did the upgrade I lost all of my gmail
>>>> correspondence and
>>>> users.
>>>I've said it before. No doubt others have said it before. No doubt I
>>>will say it again:-
>>>Hard drives are incredibly cheap, so never, ever run the risk of
>>>trashing a working installation even if it is out of date. Back up
>>>all of the files you think you might need to an external flash
>>>drive, USB thumb drive(s), SD card(s), whatever you like. Download
>>>the latedt version of your new operating system and burn to DVD or
>>>whatever your system needs. Put in a new hard drive and install your
>>>new OS. Run the updates, reinstate your users, recover your files
>>>from the backups you just made. Everybody is happy.
>>>When you get that "Oh, SHIT moment, just swap the old hard drive back
>>>in, recover the file(s) you missed, go back to the new hard drive.
>>>That's why you don't trash the old OS until you're absolutely certain
>>>you've recovered everything you need from it.
>>>Works for me :)    
>>DVDs aren't secure backup medias. CDRAM in theory are good, but they
>>sometimes don't work, at least they provide not enough space and they
>>are much to expensive. Much likely they are hard to get. An external
>>USB HDD or just a case with an USB to SATA controller + an SATA drive
>>are cheap. The only drawback are that the all-in-one USB drives as
>>well as most cases with a controller, ship with a standby mode. Some
>>provide firmware to disable the standby mode others don't. The issue
>>with Linux is software that wakes up drives that go to sleep by the
>>standby mode. GVFS does, smartd does and several other software does,
>>too. Either remove this software, or take care that the HDDs don't
>>spin down and up every 20 to 30 minutes. The best bet anyway is to
>>disconnect an external backup drive after the backup is done. From a
>>live media you e.g. could "sudo tar --xattrs -czf" or "sudo cp -ai"
>>all directories. I do regular backups to external drives this way and
>>avoid using rsync or other methods, but this is just a matter of
>>taste. Some might recommend to exclude a few directories, but there's
>>no need to do this, since they are anyway more ore less empty after a
>>shutdown. The next command after the backup is done shut be "echo
>>$?". If the output should be "0" you could ignore all warnings, e.g.
>>"removed leading /" or "socket" related warnings. Just if the output
>>of "echo $?" shouldn't be "0" something is fishy. In addition you
>>e.g. could run "sudo diff -r --no-dereference" after a "sudo cp -ai"
>>and open the "tar.gz" archives by a simple click with your favored
>>file manager, to check if the backups are ok.
>>0,02 €,
>Oops, a few typos, but more important, I forget to mention globbing.
>Send us the output of
>  "ls -hAl"


"ls -hAl /"

>so we could help you to use commands such as "cp" and "tar" without
>running into globbing issues.

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