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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.

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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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National keyboard layouts, relocating control keys, etc., generally at the operating system level. See /keyboard-shortcuts for key mappings in applications.
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a traditional utility for binary data copies
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Virtual Private Network
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Wietse Venema's mail server that started life at IBM research as an alternative to the widely-used Sendmail program.
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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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A text editor, usually characterized by its extensibility. Often described as "the extensible, customizable, self-documenting, real-time display editor." There is an Emacs-specific SE site for special…
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cp - Command-line tool to copy a file
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General questions about hardware under Linux/Unix. Use a more specific tag if applicable.
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a sound system for Linux and other UNIX systems.
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a free and open-source hosted hypervisor that performs hardware virtualization.
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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 …
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A free and open source web browser created by Mozilla.
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recall commands previously typed in a shell or other utility
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the configuration file which contains the information about all available partitions and indicates how and where they are mounted.
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a means of securely transferring computer files between a local and a remote host or between two remote hosts.
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an interface used by human to control the computer. Basically, it consists of a keyboard and a monitor that can provide a text user interface.
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RAID - Redundant Array of Independent Disks. A Storage technology to provide redundancy and performance, to reduce I/O bottlenecks involved in using multiple disks for large storage.
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Any storage device with a USB interface (USB stick, USB hard disk, …).
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Questions regarding GNU Compiler Collection Suite.
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an entire set of glyphs that make up a typeface. Installing a font allows the user to use that font in order to change the appearance of text on an output device such as a screen or printer.
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an open-source implementation of the SSL and TLS protocols. The core library, written in the C programming language, implements the basic cryptographic functions and provides various utilit…
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a source-based Linux distribution designed to be automatically optimized and customized according to the user's need.
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Questions about disk drives under the UNIX and Linux systems. See also the "filesystems" tag.
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an open-source Web server and a reverse proxy for HTTP, SMTP, POP3 and IMAP protocols, aimed at high performance and low memory usage.
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The base software for Debian/Ubuntu/Mint package management. Use this tag for questions about dpkg and its companion utilities and the .deb file format.
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kill - Send a specified signal to a process or process group.
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should be limited to questions pertaining to the peripheral input device known as a "mouse".
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The File Transfer Protocol
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Working through the network with files, programs, etc., that are stored on a distinct machine from the original host.
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a standard Unix utility used for concatenating files or printing specific file on the standard output.
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related or about the video issues, the range varies from playing a video file, the formats, tools to work with it in *nix operatin systems up to issues surrounding it in specific environment (ie. cons…
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An SSH tunnel provides an encrypted channel based on the SSH protocol.
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ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ) is an API of audio functions for the linux platform.
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an open standard for fixed format document exchange. Use this tag to indicate questions involving files in this format and also when software is generating/processing…
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A repository refers to a data structure, usually stored remotely on a server, that contains files and directories as well as a corresponding historical record of the changes that were applied to the d…