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cURL is a CLI tool for issuing HTTP GET, POST, & PUT request.
nfs (Network File System) created by Sun Microsystems. NFS allows a client system to access network files as if local.
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NetworkManager is an application tool to simplify the multi network model on a single or multiple interfaces.
QEMU (short for "Quick EMUlator") is a free and open-source hosted hypervisor that performs hardware virtualization.
A Linux service is an application (or set of applications) that runs in the background waiting to be used, or carrying out essential tasks.
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.
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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…
KVM is the Kernel Virtual Machine, a virtualization hypervisor built into the Linux kernel.
A firewall is 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.
Git is a free & open source, distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
Sorting text files or other data, for example with the sort utility.
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PulseAudio is a sound system for Linux and other UNIX systems.
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PATH (all upper case) is 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…
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The speed at which a program runs
PHP is a widely-used, general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development. Use this tag when you are dealing with a PHP script, installing PHP, or configuring a PHP insta…
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For questions pertaining to make, a utility that automates the build process by managing dependencies amongst targets. Use this tag for questions about make itself or questions about issues arising fr…
An open-source, relational database management system.
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A Linux distribution for the Raspberry Pi, derived from Debian
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ext4 (fourth extended filesystem) is 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…
A representation of a device that asynchronously transmits and receives serial data.
screen (GNU Screen) is a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal between several processes (typically interactive shells). For computer monitors, see the tag /monitors.
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Virtual Private Network
Files containing data arrange in a table, often with commas (hence Comma Separated Values), to separate columns. Rows are separated by newlines (but not all newlines are row separators as fields can b…
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Manjaro is a GNU/Linux distribution derived from Arch Linux. Manjaro focuses on having an automatic upgrade mechanism, as well as having a default experience beyond just the console. Hence, Manjaro co…
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macOS (previously "Mac OS X" and "OS X") is the Unix developed and distributed by Apple Inc. since 2001.
An alias is 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…
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dd is a traditional utility for binary data copies
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Questions about disk drives under the UNIX and Linux systems. See also the "filesystems" tag.
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Java is 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 …
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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
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It is possible to use colors on the Unix command-line interface.
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Questions about recovering data. Includes data loss due to hardware failure, software failure, and user or administrator failure (accidental delete). Please also add tags for the specific things invol…
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C is a general-purpose computer programming language used for operating systems, games and other high performance work and is clearly distinct from C++. It was developed in 1972 by Dennis Ritchie for …
OpenVPN is a free virtual private network (VPN) client and daemon.
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wget - command-line utility to download content non-interactively(can be called from scripts, cron jobs , terminals without the X-Windows support, etc.)
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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).
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