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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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for questions about running Linux on laptops.
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Linux-like environment for Windows making it possible to port software running on POSIX systems (such as Gnu/Linux, BSD, and UNIX systems) to Windows.
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Global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) and various routing protocols (such as BGP and others).
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the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), a protocol used for modifying and querying items stored in directory services
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the successor of initrd. It is a root filesystem that is embedded into the kernel and loaded early in the boot process.
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a device often found integrated in laptops as replacement for a mouse (which would require additional workspace to be moved around upon). Use this tag for touchpad (driver) specific ques…
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Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and GNOME technologies with its own shell and apps.
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a terminal pager program used to view (but not change) the contents of a text file one screen at a time.
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BusyBox combines tiny versions of many common UNIX utilities into a single small executable.
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a standard (RFC 5424) for message logging. Use this tag for syslog logging related messages. For generic logging messages use [logging] instead
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ACL stands for access control list. ACLs extend permissions on files beyond the traditional user-group-others triple.
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Questions about shell command substitution (such as $(command) or `command`), its mechanism, correct syntax etc. Not to be confused with aliasing.
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The scripts to be executed at boot, usually for starting deamons and mounting file systems.
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a temporary storage, mostly related to text, from where contents can be pasted to a new/other location. Use this tag for questions that specifically involve problems with putting materi…
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about the Unix utility "test," also invoked as "[", or its shell syntax [[ … ]] variant. For questions about testing software and setups, use the "testing" tag.
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a popular syslog daemon implementation commonly used on many Linux distributions, e.g. it is the default syslog daemon on Debian.
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A technique for scheduling tasks to be run at a specific time or on a specific event.
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the label given to a device connected to a computer network.
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A simple, very flexible text format that stands for eXtensible Markup Language.
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a filesystem designed for use on CD-ROMs. An “ISO image” is a file that contains an ISO 9660 filesystem and can be burnt to a CD.
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is a data communications endpoint for exchanging data between processes executing within the same host operating system.
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Shrinking (compressing) and restoring (decompressing) of data.
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a virtual file system in use by samba, and Windows servers to share files between different system.
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A GNU/Linux based firmware program for embedded devices such as residential gateways and routers.
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the abbreviation for the X Keyboard Extension used to describe and configure differ keyboard layouts, etc. under X11.
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Everything about comparing Unix variants like Linux distributions, BSD family and others. Try to be specific about what you need; otherwise your question might be closed.
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A data compression program. Originally a GNU utility it has been cloned by most Unix variants.
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the first actual process (PID 1) spawned during the boot sequence of a UNIX system. Some systems may rely on alternative solutions such as systemd or Upstart (Ubuntu).
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the traditional MTA (message transfer agent), i.e. the traditional server program to send, transfer and deliver email. If your question is about sending mail in general, see the tag /email…
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the system installation program used by Debian and one of two used by Ubuntu, along with /ubiquity. Use this for questions specifically about d-i. For generic system installa…
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Operating on a directory and its subdirectories, recursively.
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when describing a specific portion of a particular group of entries in a table or a matrix or any other structured data set which is vertically aligned.