[vcf-midatlantic] Museum Report 7/16 & 7/17

Neil Cherry ncherry at linuxha.com
Tue Jul 19 22:34:10 EDT 2016

On 07/19/2016 09:10 PM, David Ryskalczyk via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> I agree, they weren't necessary. It's partly habit for me when dealing with old UNIX
> boxes.

I'm going to be the dissenting voice, I will agree it shouldn't be necessary. But
in less than 1% of the machines I reboot (probably 0.01% to be honest) the sync
has save my file system. It usually comes into play when there's a bug in the FS
software and the shutdown occurs. You know when the shutdown hangs and you don't
get those kind reassuring words '$ ' ;-).

It actually occurs when the filesystem is being unmounted. I've seen this occur
on a few USB drives. Understand that I sometimes play with the beta software.
Guess I got what I deserved. ;-)

And yes, it's habit, when I was a young sys admin and taught the ways
of the long beard.

PS: I am also of the habit of doing a ^Zwr mem<Enter> on cisco routers
when I edit the config editor. And a ^X^W^X^C in emacs. I've never
really gotten the hang of vi, so that one I need to think about.

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