You can use the pv utility in conjunction with double buffering dd with pipes to get a nice little progress bar. Y ou can customize this to see elapsed time, and transfer rate.
You might want to do this to make sure a set of configuration files don’t get changed, or to figure out which files get changed when you build that random source code as root! (note to self: don’t make as root unless you have to, rpmbuild is bad enough!)
and then I ran across this post with palm and blackberry users whining about their crappy devices, praying for the next gen linux smartphone gods to save them.
I’ve found 3 ways to disable the strip binary option when building RPMs.
I liked the Fallout 3 mechanics. The only thing that disappointed me was the level cap. Hopefully they’ve fixed that, or will fix that, before releasing the game.
You might need to look at an RPM file and figure out what it needs, retrieve it by hand, and install the packages yourself.
Can anyone think of any other audio related packages I can get rid of? I don’t need audio, cd burning, flashy 3d graphics, printing, image or video playback/record capabilities on this machine at all.