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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.
String manipulation: extracting a part of a string, text replacement, formatting to a given width, etc.
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…
Wietse Venema's mail server that started life at IBM research as an alternative to the widely-used Sendmail program.
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…
General questions about hardware under Linux/Unix. Use a more specific tag if applicable.
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.
recall commands previously typed in a shell or other utility
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.
Any storage device with a USB interface (USB stick, USB hard disk, …).
a means of securely transferring computer files between a local and a remote host or between two remote hosts.
a free and open-source hosted hypervisor that performs hardware virtualization.
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…
the configuration file which contains the information about all available partitions and indicates how and where they are mounted.
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…
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.
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 …
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.
a source-based Linux distribution designed to be automatically optimized and customized according to the user's need.
kill - Send a specified signal to a process or process group.
should be limited to questions pertaining to the peripheral input device known as a "mouse".
ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ) is an API of audio functions for the linux platform.
an open-source Web server and a reverse proxy for HTTP, SMTP, POP3 and IMAP protocols, aimed at high performance and low memory usage.
Working through the network with files, programs, etc., that are stored on a distinct machine from the original host.
An SSH tunnel provides an encrypted channel based on the SSH protocol.
Questions about disk drives under the UNIX and Linux systems. See also the "filesystems" tag.
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…
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…