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Writing generic SELinux Q&A

Since I have written a few answers covering SELinux recently (2 about file labeling and another about booleans), I have been thinking if it would be useful to have some generic Q&A on common ...
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Are questions about command substitution considered duplicates?

Command substitution in bash (and other shells) is a very versatile technique, and it comes in many forms: Assigning command output to a variable Using command output as a parameter for another ...
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Should we create a canonical tag?

As the site grows larger, we invariably see the same question asked again and again, often with a single, undistinguishable variation. We have started compiling canonical Q&As and it occurred to ...
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How we should use the “How to debug a bash script?” canonical question?

When I asked this question my purpose was two fold: That people can self-help themselves into debugging their own scripts and discover what is wrong without asking us. That it serves as a lighting ...
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Canonical question about shell operators

A few of us were discussing the fact that information on the various shell operators is spread across multiple Q&As. For example: Is there a difference between `;` and `&&` and `|`? ...
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Can we have a sticky area for meta questions?

This would be for questions/answers that fall into the category of generally useful references. canon Let's compile a list of canonical Q&As is the current example that comes to mind, but I'm ...
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Let's compile a list of canonical Q&As

A few of us were talking about this the other day in chat, as we are now quite a bit larger and with several thousand Q&As, there are certain questions that are asked very often. Things like ...
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Should we have a canonical “how to create a distro” question?

I see tons of these floating around. Some examples: How to create a customized distribution based on Debian? How to create my own Linux distro (say from ubuntu source code)? (note: this one's closed) ...
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Canonical “chroot grub reinstall” question?

Several times I've been looking for a general "this is how you use a chroot to reinstall grub" question (bind-mount dev, proc, sys) to point people towards, but haven't found anything which neatly ...