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Hey you know what would be cool ? tooltips on text (or some way to hide/show portions of text?)

I find that I often want to add some small explanation text that would only be visible as a tooltip ie. when viewer hovers mouse on a word/phrase, because I do not want to clutter the text with extra ...
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“Migration” question

This is really out of my league, and I wouldn't bring it up except that I'd like to understand how things are done here - at unix.se. That said: While searching, I found a Q&A that addressed my ...
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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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cgroup versus cgroups in tagging

Our current tag for this concept is cgroups. However, according to the official kernel documentation: “cgroup” stands for “control group” and is never capitalized. The singular form is used to ...
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My signature, my style. How do I ask an advanced contributor to stop editing my question?

A while ago, I asked two questions on U&L. And because I was fairly new to bash (I still am), I mentioned the fact that I was a newbie each time. A bit in the hope to inform any respondents' ...
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Popup magically appeared onscreen moments ago CentOS 7, GNOME?

As the title implies I got a pop-up onscreen while visiting How to install Desktop Environments on CentOS 7? a few minutes ago. In and of itself it's not concerning. However, the header of the ...
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Imminent drive failure: OP in need of reopening question

Earlier today I ran across this question and I've already left a comment that OP should take a full system backup because it "felt" like a hardware error. (Intuition, old fart here) Can we re-open ...
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How to delete specific question version that included my privacy due my mistake?

How to delete specific question version that included my privacy due my mistake? Some documentation for the "ext4-rsv-conver" process? I want to delete the version.
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Make “historical-unix” history!

history has over 300 questions about “The history of Unix systems and their main components”. There's also historical-unix which has 24 questions but no usage guidance or tag wiki – which is also ...
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What should our site's header graphic be?

Based on Joe Friend's feedback on the site's recent theme change, there's a possibility of replacing the current site header image: What should we replace it with, if anything? The image is currently ...
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460439 put on hold and then closed without explanation?

My recent question, Read address from MSI Capability Structure, was first put on hold as unclear then closed. With respect to the question requirements: The answer to this specific question ...
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How can I rephrase 461570 to avoid opinion?

My question (and answer) How can I run Firefox on an FSDG distribution? has been closed as "opinion based". I believe that the question is a technical one (how do I install program X on a distribution ...
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Unix & Linux new site theme is live

We rolled out the new site theme for Unix & Linux. It is now live. What new theme? If you're like, "What the heck are you talking about?", then you should read the Meta Stack Exchange post ...
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Is there a single name for both Unix and Linux?

I often feel the need to refer to both systems "Unix and Linux", with the single word. I am not sure if such word exist?
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Unix & Linux is the best place for ask about how working some thing in Linux or what is the purpose of a file of linux?

Before I ask in the main site of Unix & Linux I would like know what is the best place for ask this kind of question, specifically if a user wants to know how something works in Linux or what is ...
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Should this be a separate answer?

In this Question the Question originally contained an incorrect command (passwd password instead of passwd username). My first Answer correctly answers the title ("How to change password in brand new ...
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How is 444141 opinion-based?

My question Why are some emoji B&W and others too big? has been closed as opinion-based. I don't understand the reasoning. This question asks what technical issue is leading to a reproducible ...
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Unix tagging vs linux tagging?

Why is the unix tag not allowed while the linux tag is allowed? While asking questions I noticed that I can tag linux but when its time for unix, you cannot tag Unix, why?
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New site theme coming soon

As mentioned on meta.stackexchange.com several months ago, all network sites will be getting updated themes. Unix & Linux is one of the first sites that will be updated. As such, I'm posting the ...
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Should off-topic questions in the Jenkins tag be migrated to Stack Overflow intead of Super User?

A few days ago, I voted to migrate an off-topic question about Jenkins to Stack Overflow. The question was certainly off-topic for U&L, but ultimately it was migrated to Super User instead of SO. ...
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Should I clean up my answer?

I've written an answer that became very long. First, the info in the question was a bit general and I wanted to cover general cases by example. Then, inspired by another answer I extended the answer ...
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Can't reply to post

I posted a question and many people have answered it, however I cannot reply. Am I doing something wrong? There isn't anything like a reply button/link. Link for my post: How to Replace a string by ...
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May I object to the deletion of my post?

The post: Get List of Directories and Timestamp in a specific format in HP-UX My answer was short, because it was the answer of an experienced HP-UX administrator (and expert in Posix shell) to an ...
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Closing out questions

Why do you allow other users to close questions? Obviously, there is a need by someone to have a question answered. As time goes on, programmers just love to change things up. So, let the questions be ...
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When voting close should the comment be considered

When in the vote close queue, I never read comments. But today, on this peculiar question: https://unix.stackexchange.com/review/close/246445 I found out that I should have because without comment the ...
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Linking to the POSIX standard text (about editions and HTML fragments)

When linking to the POSIX standard document one may link to a specific edition (as I did here), or to the latest (undated) edition. Linking to a specific edition may be preferable when linking to a ...
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Should we advertise when vote close as non reproductible when it's only a typo

how to link 2 or more images one after the other, having the same dimensions? This question might get close because it's only a typo, but I found sometime question on the site where the mention of a ...
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Would questions about installing Linux on the Gemini PDA be more appropriate on Unix or SuperUser?

Site members may be aware of the new (as at 2018) Gemini PDA, a keyboarded clamshell device which runs Android by default, but which can also run Linux (a Debian install image is available), Sailfish ...
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Update [epiphany] tag to [gnome-web], with [epiphany] as a synonym

The GNOME web browser is no longer called Epiphany, it is called GNOME Web, so the tag should be gnome-web. This follows the example of gnome-keyring and so on. Epiphany is still the "code name" so ...
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Why did I get down-voted for the first question that I posted and what can I do to improve

Have a look at this question. It got down-voted for reasons known only to Gandalf. At least I would like to know why I got down-voted and what can I do to improve it?
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Disable ssh remote login using tcp wrapper

I don't understand why this question was closed without answer, and getting 4 down voted? I want to use tcp wrapper to disable ssh remote login from a client on the server. How do I find out if ...
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Should We Use Title Case for Titles?

This question was updated with the reason "Make title readable.". The title was changed from How Can I Output File Size In Bytes AND MB? to How may I output file size in both bytes and MB? So is it ...
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Fedora upgrade question closed as “typo”?

Re @Prabhjot Singh Problem with alsa-plugins-freeworld-lavcrate when upgrading to Fedora 28 "Questions describing a problem that can't be reproduced and seemingly went away on its own (or went away ...
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No vote options on low quality posts queue?

I've seen some discussions regarding voting to delete wrong/low quality answers and it seems that is the incorrect course of action but instead they should be down-voted. Based on that I wonder why ...
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Is the use of jsfiddle allowed to show config or code?

On SO, the use of jsfiddle, or similar, is not allowed as a sole source of code or configuration when asking a question. The code must be within the question itself. I can't find policy for this here. ...
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Alias macOS to OS X?

There are two similar tags macos and osx, and it's confusing which to use. Would be a good idea to make them synonyms?
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NAA flag is declined

I flag this post as "Not an Answer" but it was declined.Is that really answer the question? Note that now the post is deleted but I want to know if I did or use wrong flag or if I was not wrong then ...
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What is the license of the code posted on the site?

I find this amazing small piece of code in this question: datediff() { d1=$(date -d "$1" +%s) d2=$(date -d "$2" +%s) echo $(( (d1 - d2) / 86400 )) days } Does being on the site make this ...
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Splash screen test for kali-linux questions

Let me preface with this. With the quality of questions under the "kali-linux" tag, I do understand what's going on. For whatever reason, Kali seems to attract not only newcomers to Linux, but new ...
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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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Preferences for batch-mode edits?

I like to improve the site where I can; one of my many SEDE queries looks for common typos. Ideally, I would fill some smallish amount of time going through those posts and correcting the typos. When ...
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Is asking a series of questions discouraged?

I was able to solve my problem based on the advice given here - Imake and header files but I would like to know whether I can continue to ask questions on the same topic one question at a time. Is ...
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How to handle questions with (apparent) malicious intent? [duplicate]

A cursory search of metaU&L didn't show anything, so I am going to ask freshly: Is there a policy with questions that seem to be looking for assistance with malicious code? I understand that we ...
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how do I request that my question be deleted

I recently asked a question that was subsequently put on hold. I agree with the hold-reasons and think that this question should be deleted from the website. As the original poster, how do I make ...
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How to “communicate” with a moderator about declined spam flags?

I flagged this answer yesterday as spam. I flagged it because the answer was added to a very old question (from 2011) and praised a commercial solution. The original question was very well answered ...
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Since when are questions about dual-booting off-topic?

I asked this question earlier today: How can I prevent Windows from overwriting GRUB on my dual-boot machine? And I was surprised that several people are suggesting it is off-topic here. Firstly, ...
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Should answers be closed because they are wrong? [duplicate]

I'm trying to become a better reviewer and I am seeing posts in the 'Low Quality Posts' review queue that are flagged for review 'Because of their length and content'. Sometimes I see answers there ...
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Questions about malware and compromised or hacked servers

This is not really a question but more of a request. I've noticed a few questions about compromised servers running malware (usually cryptocurrency miners) but also other things. When answering ...
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How was this question inadequate

I have a question about my Unix & Linux Stack Exchange post: Replicate an Ubuntu server onto another ubuntu server I'm trying to get better at asking questions on stack exchange websites. I know ...
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Best place for Mint Questions?

sorry if this is the wrong place to post this; but I just got my first computer running linux mint, and have some questions. What would be the best place to ask them? Thanks!