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Fix the Patriot USB write protected issue

usb xpress write protected

My Patriot USB Memory stick flash drive got stuck in write protected mode. The first glimpse that something was awry I got when using Disk Utility on my MacBook Air. All options were grayed out, except for verify disk. Running it resulted in a message letting me know that the disk needed repair. The repair process in turn gave me a result of Error: -69877: Couldn’t open device. Nice!

Getting a hold of a Windows 7 running PC didn’t yield much better results. Some ...

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Tags: flash, memory, usb

How to find memory usage by process?

memory usage from command line

As Linux system administrators, you take pride in being able to setup and maintain systems from the command line. But learning is never ending, and new tasks require a bit of research to find the correct tool for the job. Knowing more command line tools as you grow more experienced is a character that becomes evident in any seasoned veteran admin. One of those commands is to find memory usage by process.

Finding the processes that use most memory seems like ...

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Tags: command, cpu, memory, process, ps, usage