A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.
about Linux in general -- NOT specific to a particular distribution. If the question just happens to be in a Linux environment, please specify your Linux distribution in the body o…
Questions specific to GNU’s Bourne Again SHell, as opposed to other Bourne/POSIX shells. For questions about Unix shells in general, use the /shell tag instead.
Questions about shell scripts, executable files that are interpreted by a shell (bash, zsh, etc.).
Questions specific to the Debian official distribution (stable, testing, or unstable); if you are using a derivative of Debian (e.g. Mint, Ubuntu, Kali, etc), then use that distribution’s tag instead.
Unix's command-line interface. You can type commands in a shell interactively, or write scripts to automate tasks. Use this tag for questions applying to /bin/sh and most compatible shell…
just because your system is running Ubuntu. Use it _only_ if your question is somehow specific to Ubuntu only. Note that https://askubuntu.com is specifically dedicated to Ub…
Questions specific to the CentOS Linux distribution. Use this tag if your question relates to how the CentOS distribution affects your problem; do not use it if you just happen to be using CentOS and …
Manipulation or examining of text by programs, scripts, etc.
a protocol for securely running commands on a remote computer. Use this tag for questions about configuring, using and trouble-shooting SSH client and server software.
Managing and using network connectivity on a unix system
a command-line stream editor for filtering and transforming text.
Manipulating files: copying, renaming, searching, analyzing, archiving, etc. For operating on text in a file, see /text-processing. For questions about the Files file manager (formerly Nautilus), see …
a command-line tool for searching text patterns in files
a Linux distribution with a fast release cycle, maintained by a community and sponsored by Red Hat.
the Unix way of controlling access to resources such as files, directories and devices and may be specified for an owner, group, or all users.
a sequence of commands or instructions that are executed by an interpreter program rather than compiled into a standalone executable program.
a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu aiming to be more usable out-of-the-box
a simple, lightweight, rolling Linux distribution aimed at keeping things simple. Use this tag for questions specific to Arch Linux. Do NOT use this tage for derivatives, such as Manjaro…
an environment for text input/output. Inside the terminal, one runs command-line and text mode programs (including shells).
a way to organize and store computer files with their data.
a command line utility to search for files in a directory hierarchy
Attaches a file system to a specified point in an existing filesystem hierarchy
Everything about UNIX kernels: development, configuration, compilation, design, etc.
Bootloader issues: what happens before the operating system itself starts.
an alternative approach to SystemV and Upstart init daemons for Linux. It is intended to provide a better framework for expressing services' dependencies, allow more work to be done in para…
Questions about Linux kernel and Linux kernel related topics eg. implementation details such as system calls, kernel customization, etc. For Linux user space topics which do not involve kernel details…
the standard software package management system for Debian and its derivatives.
The X window system (commonly X Window System or X11, based on its current major version being 11) is a computer software system and network protocol that provides a basis for graphical user interface…
Content related to computer security., i.e. content about policies, mechanisms, etc. needed make sure data is not leaked or corrupted and services available in all circumstances.
an instance of a computer program that is being executed.
iptables allow creation of rules to define packet filtering behavior.
Installing software on a running system, either as binaries or from source. This is usually done using your system's package manager.