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the process of selecting paths in a network along which to send network traffic.
a Linux process that manages device file entries under /dev
Hard disk space usage: how much space do my files take?
a program that controls the incoming and outgoing network traffic on a system. Use this tag for all questions related to firewall configuration and operation.
the name of an environment variable on Unix-like operating systems, DOS, OS/2, and Microsoft Windows, specifying a set of directories where executable programs are searched fo…
an application to create containers for applications.
Sorting text files or other data, for example with the sort utility.
a free & open source, distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
a shell with advanced scripting features, commonly found on commercial unices and some BSD systems but rarely used on Linux.
One or a set of directives issued in the *nix environment to get information, change the state of something or to execute something. In other words: To gain an objective.
a general-purpose programming language and a computing platform called the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Use this tag when you are dealing with a java program, installing java, or configuring a …
A Linux distribution for the Raspberry Pi, derived from Debian
a utility that automates the build process by managing dependencies amongst targets.
A representation of a device that asynchronously transmits and receives serial data.
a free virtual private network (VPN) client and daemon.
the Kernel Virtual Machine, a virtualization hypervisor built into the Linux kernel.
an application tool to simplify the multi network model on a single or multiple interfaces.
encoding information in a way so that it can only be decoded if a secret is known; used to prevent exposure of data to other parties
wget - command-line utility to download content non-interactively(can be called from scripts, cron jobs , terminals without the X-Windows support, etc.)
the startup sequence, from the time the kernel goes live to when all services are up and running
essentially nothing more than a keyboard shortcut, an abbreviation, a means of avoiding typing a long command sequence. This can save a great deal of typing at the command-line and avoid h…
devices refers to questions about the Unix/Linux device special files, normally these are under /dev. Do not use this tag for physical devices (for that use e.g. usb or pci).
Obtaining real-time values of system parameters or events (processor load, server responsiveness, intrusion attempts, …), or getting alerted when certain events happen
a journalling file system for Linux, developed as the successor to ext3. Use this tag for question that are ext4 specific, generic file system related questions sh…
AIX (Advanced Interactive eXecutive, pronounced "a i ex") is a series of proprietary Unix operating systems developed and sold by IBM for several of its computer platforms.
an application (or set of applications) that runs in the background waiting to be used, or carrying out essential tasks.
the chip in the computer that actually performs the operations and calculations that are done as a program runs. It is essentially what executes a program.
A feature provided by interactive programs such as shells and text editors that inserts text to complete a word or phrase that the user is likely intending to compose.
The use of Unix in embedded computer systems such as networking equipment, mobile phones, media players, set-top boxes, etc.
Questions about the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), the software interface aiming to replace typical BIOSes. This tag may also be used for questions related to UEFI partitions and system…