Am still new to the StackExchange community. I noticed there was an accept an answer functionality in StackOverflow. Is it available here? If yes, where is it found?

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The "accept answer" functionality exists globally on all Stack Exchange sites, Unix&Linux included. It also exists on all the meta sites.

It's a fundamental part of the Stack Exchange Question/Answer format and infrastructure, and is definitely available here (and on ever other Stack Exchange site/community that is launched). You can accept answers to questions you have asked by clicking on the check mark to the left of the answer:

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This is explained in the relevant Help Center page and in this post on the network's meta.

Keep in mind that every Stack Exchange site runs the same software as Stack Overflow does. It's the same software, just a different 'community' and 'focus' to the site than Stack Overflow has (here on Unix&Linux specifically, the focus is to serve Unix & Linux users and to provide them a place to ask questions that are on topic per the Help Center's On-Topic Question Topics and to get relevant answers to those questions).

  • thanks. Seems the question in my case was answered under comments so technically there was no answer (under answers section)
    – Arden
    Dec 3, 2015 at 19:21
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    @Arden In the case that your question is answered as a comment: It is generally acceptable to ask the Commenter with the correct answer to turn his comment into an answer, and then you Accept the Answer
    – eyoung100
    Dec 3, 2015 at 19:51
  • @Thomas thanks alot for the clarification
    – Arden
    Dec 3, 2015 at 19:54

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