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Re-tagging text-processing questions

This question is a follow-up to How to use the text-processing tag effectively? Recently, a question on text processing was tagged as linuxshell-scriptawksedgrep. The question itself didn't mention ...
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Re-tagging Activity - 2013

Given our community has been growing, and we seem to have a fairly active base, several of us thought now might be a good time to do some house cleaning on the site. Given cleaning is a never ending ...
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Exec tag being used for Find questions

Several users are associating the exec tag (244 questions) with Find's -exec option. Find && Exec tagged questions amounts to almost the half of that value (105 questions). The tag's ...
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Should version specific tags for [gnome] be abandoned now that GNOME changed versioning?

The GNOME project adopted a new versioning scheme last year because with GTK 4 they found it inappropriate to continue having the major number tied to GTK version. The next version following GNOME 3....
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Get rid of the [efi] tag?

Questions tagged efi are effectively a subset of questions marked uefi. I can't find an "official" definition of the term EFI. UEFI of course stands for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface. So I ...
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Why is there a linux tag?

In theory, all questions on the unix-stackexchange could be tagged linux? Isn't it then a bit redundant to have a linux tag? OR is it there to discriminate between linux or unix specific questions?
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Some mistakes regarding the /chrome, /google-chrome, and /chromium

I was just wondering what's up with the tags chrome, google-chrome, and chromium. At the moment, chrome is symlinked to chromium, and not google-chrome. However, "chrome" is more likely to refer to ...
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Ambiguous tags - file

Should we create separate tags if a tag is ambiguous? I'm thinking of the file tag for starters... I think I've seen it mean file the data structure, and file the command. Are these even different ...
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Request for moderator assistance: tag lock

To help push along a tag cleanup as mentioned in Let's clean up the GRUB tags, I do hereby ask that the grub tag be locked to disallow future questions from being tagged such, in much the same ...
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Controlling the control flow tag

I recently added Usage Guidance and the first version of a tag wiki for control-flow. A few (about 6) questions using this tag actually refer to the similarly-named but distinct concept of terminal ...
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Re-tagging merged question

So as part of my effort to waste a day and hit the daily rep count the hard way by re-tagging, I came across Bring Debian to second Position in the GRUB Menu at startup which is a duplicate (no ...
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six characters required on tag edit

So I've been doing some disambiguation of the grub tag, replacing it with grub2 or grub-legacy as appropriate, And I have done tag only edits to just shy of fifty questions, with no problem until I ...
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Cleanup [monitors], [display] and [screen]

So, screen says that it's about GNU Screen [verification needed], but then there's monitors which is about "Computer monitors (i.e. screens or displays)", and there's also display. Is common that ...
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