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[Bug 1786996] Re: Important typo in "How do I add a swap file?" instructions


Thanks for your showed interest in fixing that page.

I understand the frustration you show in your comment. But the community
help wiki is simply a collection of tutorials which community members
have contributed over many years. Some pages are decently maintained by
their authors or others, some pages are less so.

We simply do not have enough volunteers in the docs team to take
responsibility for the help wiki. (We try to keep the *official* docs
reasonably up to date.)

Yes, there is a reason for the barrier, i.e. that an approval is needed
to get edit rights. A couple of years ago we didn't have that procedure,
and the wiki was about to be destroyed by spammers. My advice is that
you email a team administrator to call their attention to your

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  Important typo in "How do I add a swap file?" instructions

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Bug description:
  I was very confused why my swap file wasn't working after I followed
  instructions at

  The problem was that the instructions mostly say 1GiB but then also
  have a line (which I blindly copied-and-pasted) that said 4GiB

  In the section "Example of making a swap file", this line needs to be

  $ echo '/mnt/4GiB.swap swap swap defaults 0 0' | sudo tee -a

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