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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…
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.
Global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) and various routing protocols (such as BGP and others).
the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), a protocol used for modifying and querying items stored in directory services
the successor of initrd. It is a root filesystem that is embedded into the kernel and loaded early in the boot process.
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…
Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and GNOME technologies with its own shell and apps.
a terminal pager program used to view (but not change) the contents of a text file one screen at a time.
BusyBox combines tiny versions of many common UNIX utilities into a single small executable.
a standard (RFC 5424) for message logging. Use this tag for syslog logging related messages. For generic logging messages use [logging] instead
ACL stands for access control list. ACLs extend permissions on files beyond the traditional user-group-others triple.
Questions about shell command substitution (such as $(command) or `command`), its mechanism, correct syntax etc. Not to be confused with aliasing.
The scripts to be executed at boot, usually for starting deamons and mounting file systems.
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…
about the Unix utility "test," also invoked as "[", or its shell syntax [[ … ]] variant. For questions about testing software and setups, use the "testing" tag.
a popular syslog daemon implementation commonly used on many Linux distributions, e.g. it is the default syslog daemon on Debian.
A technique for scheduling tasks to be run at a specific time or on a specific event.
A simple, very flexible text format that stands for eXtensible Markup Language.
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.
is a data communications endpoint for exchanging data between processes executing within the same host operating system.
a virtual file system in use by samba, and Windows servers to share files between different system.
A GNU/Linux based firmware program for embedded devices such as residential gateways and routers.
the abbreviation for the X Keyboard Extension used to describe and configure differ keyboard layouts, etc. under X11.
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.
A data compression program. Originally a GNU utility it has been cloned by most Unix variants.
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).
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…
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…