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Questions tagged [bug]

Indicates you've found an erroneous or unexpected behaviour in the system that needs to be fixed.

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Wrong prompt when editing questions with disallowed tag

When editing a question with tag that isn't allowed, the message below is shown which incorrectly uses 'Your answer' instead of 'Your edit': Oops! Your answer couldn't be submitted because: ...
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Broken CAPTCHA when posting question

I've just attempted to post a question on Unix&Linux Stackexchange. I was prompted with a CAPTCHA with a picture of HAL 9000 and the following text: Human Verification Are you a human being? ...
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I got no Inbox notification for a comment, why?

On this answer, I already got a notification for the comment @MarcusLinsner - only gnu sed can do that via the e flag... – don_crissti yesterday, but I got no notification for the comment the output ...
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Rename adb to android-adb

Since this is about UNIX, I would expect that the tag adb refers to the advanced debugger written by Stephen Bourne in the mid 1970 as the standard debugger for UNIX. This tag currently however is ...
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The “Unix & Linux” logo is using faked small caps, which looks bad

The site logo is using the wrong glyphs for its smallcaps portions. This looks bad. In The Elements of Typographical Style, Robert Bringhurst writes: Genuine small caps are not simply shrunken ...
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Difference between “foo” and “foo”, 'foo' and ‘foo’ — and — as well

Look at this title: The meaning of a long dash? Ah, no, it's --, correctly spelled in the title, but mangled in the title, which means that it's mangled in search engine results too. Or look at this ...
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identical lines shown as different in post revision diff

If you go to https://unix.stackexchange.com/posts/115012/revisions and select the side-by-side markdown format, you see something like: See how those 3 highlighted lines in the middle are actually ...
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How do I report an incorrect privilege notification

I posted an answer yesterday which earned +10 points, taking me to 41. The little "Trophy" icon (3rd to left in the top right) is telling me "You've earned the "comment everywhere" privilege! Learn ...
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How was this answer posted ten minutes after its question was closed?

The question Why is bash history substitution still enabled by default? was closed at 2018-04-09-21:59:11Z. Ten minutes later, at 22:09:25Z a (perfectly reasonable) answer was posted by Jason Goemaat. ...
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Red notification when review queue is too long

I've see a small bug, I've reviewed 20 vote close today, and though I can't consult the vote close queue, I still have the red notification icon in review queue while I can't consult it, I think it ...
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Close vote queue limit VS vote close from question

Today, I notice something I never see before: I open the close votes queues and they were a lot of them, so I start vote closing and the queue was very long this morning so I ended up with a message ...
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Inconsistent buttons in review queue

Seeing we are looking at changes to the review queue, I thought I'd ask about an issue that has bugged me for years. In some of the queues (and don't ask which, because despite using the site for ...
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Markdown images using html img src

The Markdown help text says that it's possible to embed images using an HTML <img src="..."> construct. The definitive guide (search for img) also seems imply that percentages are permitted. ...
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Desktop vs Mobile layout for `code`

Looking at Linux Output Into Table. On a desktop display it's quite clear that there are two code tables. The first has one column and the second has two. Using my mobile device (Firefox and Chrome) ...
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On the Unix SE, “related” tab 1px wiggling on hover [duplicate]

The cause of the problem is the rule .question-hyperlink:hover,.answer-hyperlink:hover { border-bottom: 1px dotted #666; text-decoration: none } The result is wiggling if the mouse goes over ...
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Certain parts of meta are broken with HTTPS everywhere

I recently started to use meta. I noticed that for me certain parts of meta are not functioning as expected. Since before the rollover to HTTPS there has been a number of issues e.g. non-matching ...
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Links are sometimes wrong on mobile

I'm using an iPhone and clicking on things on a page is sometimes borken in weird ways. For example, the link to this meta site actually linked to http://superuser.com/ for me just now. Clicking on ...
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Hyperlink color on Unix & Linux is too subtle on Chrome

When I visit Unix & Linux, I can barely tell when someone has included a hyperlink. Just today I could tell from context that a user had included a link in the answer, but until hovering over it ...
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Shell syntax highlighting does silly things like consider rmdir a comment

On the main site, this <!-- language: lang-shell --> # do these steps on each distro mv Documents Documents.old ln -s /shared/your-user/Documents Documents mv -i Documents.old/*...
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Regarding links to U&L questions in answers, and the way they do/don't expand to the title of the question

I sometimes refer to "canonical questions" in my answers, and I've noticed that while I'm writing the answer, the preview of the text shows the actual title of the linked question rather than the URL, ...
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“Related” questions section is dancing

I just noticed the hover behaviour of Related Questions section. Below there's another section "Hot Network Questions" that is performing well on hover. Is that a bug or is it a feature? Here's the ...
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Migration to Stack Overflow locked but not actually migrated

There's something wrong with the migration of Seperating GLX from X11 to had 4 votes to migrate to Stack Overflow. It looks like the migration is in limbo: it's started (the question has been locked), ...
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“/ask question” in the site header should be changed to “/ ask question”

All the links in the navigation bar have a space in-between the / and the text except for "ask question." This happens both on main and on meta, and should probably be fixed at some point.
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No longer Earning Rep for Edits

I am no longer earning reputation for approved edits. What is happening? Has the rules changed? I have had a few edits approved, but my rep has still stayed the same.
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Theme's background colours to highlight question asker, `code`, etc. are too faint

I presume this subsite was aiming for a light pastel-y look, but I think it's taken it way too far. Have a look at these two screenshots of questions on different SE sites: StackOverflow Unix/Linux ...
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Is expected that header elements use different fonts?

h1 element h2 element h3 element The h2 header uses a different font, is this really expected? h1 font-family: body> "Arial,"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,sans-serif" h2 font-family: h2> "DejaVu Sans ...
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Menu CSS is not accessible

The recent (last ~36 hours?) changes to some of the CSS has had a detrimental impact on the accessibility of the site. The seclected menu option is now almost completely indistinguishable from the ...
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Why am I not allowed to answer this question

I would like to provide a new (much easier to use) answer to this question: Audible DRM Removal for personal use Unfortunately, I can't, due to this error message: Thank you for your interest in ...
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Bug of answering questions

For some reason, whenever I answer a question, under the 'unanswered' or 'questions' tab it says I asked it. even when I'm logged out. Does anyone know why?
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5k .. 10k reputation bug? header shows (unavailable) own suggested edit

I have a really minor question. Now that I'm (just) over 5k in reputation, I have the approve tag wiki edits privilege (which I haven't had a chance to use yet), but I think it's causing my Unix.SE ...
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Broken buttons colors [contrast]?

Today I noticed another strange colors on Unix.SE buttons here and on Meta. There is not enough contrast in any of them, examples: Previous colors/gradient were fine. Similar issue appeared week ago ...
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meta.unix.stackexchange.com link change leads to specific question on non-meta site?

I was reading this question when I decided (for no reason) to remove the meta portion of the link and hit return. It took me to this question!! Debian server on a Intel Core i3 and Intel Q57 Chipset -...
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Question answered 8 months before it was asked

This answer https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/138999/100397 appears to have been answered in June 2014. But the question was only asked in February this year (2015). Why?
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False bash syntax highlighting: '$#' should not get identified as comment start

Let's look at a simple code example written in Bash: As you can see, the light grey comment highlighting in line 3 starts at the # symbol, although it's part of the reserved variable name $# and ...
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Help to markdown editing [closed]

There are wrong examples of usage, and for newbie this can be confusing. Everywhere are: __italic__ or **bold** but that is wrong because result of this is: italic or bold Should be: *italic* ...
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Can't suggest an edit or flag the missing image, because the post is locked

It seems there is no possibility to suggest an edit or flag the missing image when the post is locked. Is that a bug or feature? Here is the post. Despite image is hosted at stack.imgur.com server, ...
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An extra dot in the tour of the site

The "elevator pitch" of this site in the tour has a typo: the first sentence ends with two dots.. The reason is that the string describing the audience of the site ends with a period, which it ...
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Underline appears between reputation graph month names on hover

On my profile page, when I hover over the reputation graph, an underline appears between the month names. I'm using Chrome 44.0.2403.157 on Windows 10.
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Accepting an answer from a question migrated from another site

I am the OP for this famous question. It was originally posted to ServerFault.com. After 4 years of existence, I think it is time to accept an answer. Turns out that I cannot. Is this by design or a ...
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Question title mangled in “Hot Network Questions” [closed]

I was browsing another stack exchange community (space, if it makes a difference) and a unix question with mangled title appeared in the Hot Network Questions list. Question: Add path to $PATH if not ...
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Weird double-underline for links to answers in user profile

I noticed some rather odd behavior when moving the cursor over links to answers displayed in my user profile: I opened Firebug to see if I could determine exactly what was going on here. The cause of ...
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Why did I get multiple awards for each tag edit?

I edited two tags: satellite and katello but it seems that I got +2 reputation twice for each edit: Any ideas why?
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Posting an answer triggers the “Confirm that you want to leave” dialogue

For the past few days (since the new profile pages came out, I think), each time I try to post an answer on U&L, I get this dialog when I click on "Post your answer": If I choose "Stay on page" ...
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Floating votes tab on new profile page

I just noticed that there is a ‘votes’ tab under the regular tab bar on the activity tab of my own profile. The following screenshots are from Chromium 41 on Arch Linux: Summary tab: Tags tab: ...
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Thumbs down for the Ads

For the last couple of weeks I have been diligently, like one of Skinner's pigeons, giving the thumb's up or thumb's down to the various SE network ads that appear in the right sidebar. Why? Because ...
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Review a minor suggested edit

I just reviewed a suggested edit: My first reaction was: what invisible edit was made to the text ( e.g. insert <BR>) to get this minimal edit in the queue. Then I noticed I had seen that ...
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markdown bug in URLs inside italic (with underscore)

Markdown issues: _http://example.com_ gives http://example.com (italic but no hyperlink) and: _anything http://example.com_ gives: anything http://example.com Hyperlink but with a trailing _ ...
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What's wrong with HTTPS?

What's wrong with security certificate for this site?
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cannot log into chat

Can something be done to enable me to log into unix.stackexchange chat? When I am logged into unix.stackexchange, I sometimes click on links to join chat, either within the comments of a posting, ...
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strange question closing (after “leave open”)

I just had a look at the close review queue history and noticed something strange: The question Unable to connect to RHEL client release 5.6 (Tikanga) is on hold but cuonglm was the last one voting ...