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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a free software project aimed at producing tools (libraries and programs) for handling multimedia data.
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the standard terminal emulator for the GNOME desktop environment.
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a disk-encryption specification.
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Additional software that some software requires to function
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In the X window system, a window manager controls the way your desktop works, including how the windows look and act.
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used for questions that are about data specifying seconds since the epoch (19700101T00:00:00) or possible some other standard, and also for (date) and time information in filenames.
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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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Questions regarding the display(s) attached to a unix or linux machine, the DISPLAY environment setting, the ImageMagick display tool or (along with X11 tag) remote display redirection
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a Unix command that moves a file to a target location.
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an implementation of a flexible mandatory, role-based access control architecture on Linux. It is primarily used to confine system processes.
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an acronym for Portable Operating System Interface, a family of standards specified by the IEEE for maintaining compatibility between operating systems.
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a USB flash drive designed to act like a Live CD. An operating system is installed to it and it may be booted, but it does not install itself on the computer's hard drive(s).
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Questions on function usage in the context of Unix & Linux (mostly but not exclusively shell scripts). Questions on programming in Python, Perl, Ruby, etc. should be asked on Stack Overflow.
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a utility to run a shell or other command as another user (root by default).
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a process for reproducing text and image, typically with ink on paper, using a printer or a printing press.
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Questions related to the general behaviour or configuration of desktop environments, especially in cases involving several DEs. For questions specific to one DE, see the associated tags (eg. [gnome], …
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used for questions that are related to graphics mode (tty) as well as graphic cards and their drivers. Please note that there are a few specific tags (like intel-graphics, amd-graphics ava…
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Systems to manage power consumption, such as system suspension and hibernation, CPU speed adjustment, disk spindown, battery usage monitoring, …
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a graphical desktop sharing system that can be used to control a computer remotely.
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A protocol used for low-range, low-power, low-speed communication between devices (phones, keyboard, mice etc...).
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a special filesystem in UNIX-like operating systems that presents information about processes and other system information in a hierarchical file-like structure
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Encompasses the configuration, usage, and control of additional displays / monitors / screens. Often termed dual-monitor or dual-head (for two monitors), and often in involving external displays. Conn…
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diff - Command-line tool to display the differences between two files, or each corresponding file in two directories.
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A family of processor architectures used in many embedded applications, network and other appliances, and almost all smartphones.
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a command to turn off or reboot the system
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a process consisting in the translation of a host:port couple into another host2:port2 couple, both submitted to the same network mask.
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The layout of the directory hierarchy — questions like “where does this file belong?” or “what is this directory for?”.
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a X Window System extension, which allows clients to dynamically change X screens, so as to resize, rotate and reflect the root window of a screen.
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a set of parameters that defines the user's language, country and any special variant preferences that the user wants to see in their user interface.
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Macintosh hardware made by Apple.
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CUPS stands for Common Unix Printing System, is an open source printing system allowing computer to become a print server and manage the printers on the network.
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a file format used for data compression and archiving.
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Questions about using command-line utilities such as awk, sed, perl, pr, etc. to format text files. For printf format strings, use [tag:printf]. For date format strings, [tag:date]. See also [tag:text…
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a BSD variant with a strong security and code correctness focus.
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A hardware interface commonly found on older PCs, usually with a 9-pin DE-9 socket/plug, on networking devices or servers also with RJ-45 socket/plug (otherwise commonly used for ethernet), or with a …
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manage software RAID devices.