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a dynamic tiling window manager inspired by wmii. It supports tiling, stacking, and tabbing layouts.
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A command-line system monitor tool that produces a frequently-updated list of processes.
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usually defined as the actual value passed to a function, procedure, or command line program.
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a component that stores data so future requests for that data can be served faster; the data stored in a cache might be the results of an earlier computation, or the duplicates of data stored…
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a set of unifying concepts used by graphical user interfaces to help users more easily interact with the computer.
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a command line utility for running another program and summarizing resource usage
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the latest version of the Internet Protocol (IP), the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and ro…
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a text-based email client for Unix-like systems.
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Questions about either the shell builtin or `/bin/echo`. This tag should not be used if your question is simply about printing to the terminal, only apply it if your question is specific to the `echo`…
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a screen-oriented text editor originally created for the Unix operating system.
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a computing industry standard for the consistent encoding, representation and handling of text expressed in most of the world's writing systems.
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A no-moving-parts all-electronic storage device which replaces a spinning hard disk drive.
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a combined file system and logical volume manager designed by Sun Microsystems The features of ZFS include protection against data corruption, support for high storage capacities, efficient dat…
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the name of the default output file descriptor of a process. Since there is nothing special about `stdout`, you *should not* use this tag. Use [tag:io-redirection] for questions on how to r…
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The history of Unix systems and their main components. Please DO NOT USE this tag for shell-related questions; use "command-history" instead.
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Computer program that runs as a background process, rather than being under the direct control of an interactive user.
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a shell built-in to change the working directory.
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is a process of finding and reducing the number of bugs, or defects, in a computer program, thus making it behave as expected
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test the reachability of a given host, either on the internet or in a local network.
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Doing administration tasks without administrative privileges.
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a network device which transparently forwards packets between two or more network segments so that they appear as one local area network (LAN).
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Open Source Software for running Windows applications on other operating systems.
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recommendations for software for a particular purpose
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the process where mounting and unmounting of certain filesystems is done automatically by a daemon.
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the default user interface for the GNOME 3 desktop.
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A data storage device that supports reading/writing data in fixed-size blocks, sectors, or clusters.
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a filter program which extracts fields or columns of each line of input.
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the standard terminal emulator for the X Window System.
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The /home directory or partition contains user-specific configuration files, caches, application data and media files.
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a command-line utility that provides disk partitioning functions.
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Watching updates at the end of a file, with or without the tail utility
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computer low-power mode, including suspend-to-RAM and suspend-to-disk
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the process of bringing down a system in a state where it will complete reinitialise, without removing power from the system. Use this tag for question related to problems with being able…
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Escape sequences such as encodings of terminal commands and function keys
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Questions that deal with various representations of characters & character sets, such as: ASCII, UTF-8, EBCDIC, among others. Often encountered when moving files between operating systems that encode …