I'm curious on how to pronounce a specific Linux file when speaking out loud. Is that an appropriate question to ask? Or too subjective?

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I guess you could ask what the accepted pronunciation is for a given command, since any common command will probably have one. Less well known projects that have unclear pronunciations probably address it on their website.

There have already been a couple of such questions which was quite well received:

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    Time to ask about how to pronounce fsck. Oct 26, 2015 at 23:50
  • I would dare you to ask for a specific user's bjobs
    – dovah
    Oct 27, 2015 at 16:56
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    Postgresql even has an audio recording in their press faq: postgresql.org/about/press/faq Last question on the page. I think it's completely appropriate.
    – RobertL
    Oct 30, 2015 at 22:17

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