Helmut Jarausch <email@example.com> [10-06-09 17:14]:
> On 8 Jun, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am using k3b to burn dvds/cds.
> > As most programs of this kind, k3b can /copy/ but not
> > /move/ data to a DVD.
> > Therefore, when trying to find tose files, which exactly
> > sum up to the size of a DVD (by the way: I know DVD-
> > sizes from a little below 4.3 GB to over 4.7GB...what is
> > the truth?) I end up with a selected file here and another
> > one there. After the DVD is finished it is --hrmm-- not
> > efficient to find those in the related directories to
> > remove them after a successful copy.
> > Now I am looking of something like a "virtual DVD" to
> > which I can /move/ and move back files. The "DVD"
> > should report "no space left on device" exactly at
> > the same point when a "real DVD" is filled.
> > I thought of one extra partition of the same size a DVD
> > but since the filesystems will occupy different amount
> > of space...
> > On the other hand: A iso-image-file on the harddisk would
> > be nice, but that filesystem isn't made for moving files
> > back and forth...
> > Any ideas to solve this???
> Different idea: have a look at
> It approximates the so-called knapsack problem of optimal packing.
> You can then use this information to burn and afterwards delete the
> Helmut Jarausch
> Lehrstuhl fuer Numerische Mathematik
> RWTH - Aachen University
> D 52056 Aachen, Germany
sounds interesting, but seems the task to find the
files afterwards for deletion remains.
A "move" into a "container" would much more simpler
and straight forward.
Beside that: The knapsack problem is very interesting
and I will check the application regardless whether it
will help me burning dvds/cdroms or not
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