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Example: The number of lines matching the pattern G in file and Example: The number of matches in the same file, but counting each match individually

I am currently on a crusade regarding this question. The edits that I made were reverted with a comment saying: Please don't change your question after receiving answers. You can clarify, but not ...
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Requesting constructive criticism for a question

I wrote this question. It was down voted. I'm not upset and am not here to argue. My question here is what can I learn from this, for this or future questions? Is there something inherently wrong with ...
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Should I undelete my question that deleted due "RemoveAbandonedQuestions"?

Question: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/491289/how-to-prevent-squashfs-cache-decompressed-data-and-only-keep-compressed-data-in Timeline: https://unix.stackexchange.com/posts/491289/...
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Why my question was put on hold?

I don't understand why my question was put on hold. I also replied to an email you sent earlier two days ago, but I have not received any response as yet. It did not allow me to attach a file even its ...
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Should I write a new answer for p7zip to open RAR file?

Long explanation ahead to understand the issue before making the decision. I was trying to recall how to open a random RAR file using p7zip command-line tool on Linux. After looking at some dated ...
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"That is not possible" is a valid answer

"No" is a valid answer to "is this possible?". Sometimes it can be quite useful. A recent example: How to ban all connections to .se and .ru in the hosts.deny file Or not? https://twitter.com/...
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How/where do I ask how to maintain a package with separate patches?

I have a question about maintaining a external software package with custom patches. Similar questions have been asked before, but mine is a bit more specific since it focuses on maintaining packages ...
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How do I handle my posted XY question?

The specific question: What do "ACard AHCI SATA low-level driver" meaning? What is "ACard"? I'm aware that is a XY problem. The actual problem is "How can I remove all initramfs ...
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Trivial answer converted to comment

The OS: FreeBSD does not use block devices. [See] Low-level disk access in FreeBSD Is a device being a block or character device determined purely by hardware? Comments are ephemeral. I want to ...
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Is"How to stop running e4defrag without damage my data?" as unclear?

How to stop running e4defrag without damage my data? Some people downvote on that question. I can't find out why unclear. Can you-all tell me?
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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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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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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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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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How can I tell if my question has been reviewed and left closed?

I recently asked this question, it was put on hold and asked me to reword the question. I did as such but my question has not reopened. How can I tell if it has already been reviewed and still ...
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In what way my question is actually too broad

Now I am not trying to say my question is not too broad to get it unheld, but I am asking what really what makes it too broad? Really, the question gives some information a Linux expert would need, ...
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Duplicate answer to duplicate question deleted - Have improved answer - please reconsider

This question: Open VPN calling a script: Unrecognized option: [AF_INET] is technically a duplicate of this question: curl not receiving JSON in open vpn Albeit slightly reworded, the question is ...
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Closed too early

Right after asking this question I "realized" that the problem was the exact same as another I'd faced before. I marked as duplicate and then tried outputting into a /tmp file instead of the source I ...
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Question closed without any explanation (and I'm always searching for an answer)

Some days ago, I wrote this question: Screenshot takes a long time. The post was closed as closed as unclear what you're asking by [5 different users] Aug 14 at 13:36 Please clarify your ...
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Is it really that bad?

So this answer seems to be especially scary to some folks. Now it is not the only answer I have given that has a negative score (it happens, along with a bunch that have no score), there are five ...
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How can I improve and un-hold this question?

Frequent user of stackexchanges but new to the Unix one specifically, so maybe there are different rules here I'm unaware of (I read "how to ask a good question"). My question was put on hold: '...
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How to reopen my "on hold" question?

If my question still unclear then how to next? (I have deplete my ideas, I need help or more clue as similar comments already in my question, thanks you). How to reopen my "on hold" question? If my ...
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edit for formatting gone

I made an edit in this Question for formatting. But now I see it is gone. Did I something wrong?
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How to merge my own duplicate question?

How to merge my own duplicate question? Such as: When a package recommends A or B, which one is installed? Why isn't lxterminal installed when installing lxde-core?
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Question downvoted with no comments as to why

I value this community and try to provide value to it. Recently, I asked this question which was originally +1 but then moved to be -2 in the space of about an hour. In which ways is it a poor ...
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How can I improve this question?

I have asked this question, but I am not even getting any comments. I am not sure if this has some issue. Can somebody help me improve the question?
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How can I improve a question on history?

This question about the history of /dev/null has been closed as "opinion-based". I've edited it to make it crystal-clear that I'm looking for historic references, not opinions or explanations about ...
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Why strdup question was closed?

Even I've answered this question, which is closed now because off-topic: make: *** [all] Error 2 while make OP was asking about missing strdup(3p) which is POSIX. Why is this off-topic? strdup may ...
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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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Helping a user break local rules?

In the comments to question 299123 (now on hold for being too broad), the user makes it clear that he wants to log onto a node in a cluster and use screen. His problem is that on this particular ...
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Posted to multiple Stack* sites, put on hold here for being off-topic

I was desperate for an answer and asked the same question here and on StackOverflow and it's been put on-hold here as being off-topic. However, given the nature of the question, I feel it's more ...
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How to take a question off "on hold"?

I wish to have the following question reopened: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/265961/what-happens-to-the-c-mysqlconnectionstringbuilder-classs-default-constructor. How can I do that? I ...
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Question about distributions offering certain software labeled as "too broad"

Can someone please explain why this question of mine was closed as "too broad". It seems to conform to the site guidelines. And it is very specific.
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Is this cross-post against site rules?

I'm asking about this question (U&L) which was recently posted again here (AU). Gilles once stated that cross-posting between UL and anywhere is against the FAQ/on-topic guidelines which ...
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Question and accepted answer got lot of upvotes despite easily googlable

I checked out a question, How to redirect the output of a command to an already existing file without deleting its contents?, that was asked yesterday and got a large amount of upvotes. Some other ...
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Is a question really a duplicate if specifically asked about one tool but suggested duplicate is for another?

If the answer to a proposed duplicate question can be solved by the accepted answer to an existing question, but the new question specifically asks about a specific tool/technique then is it really a ...
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What to do with a misleading part of the question?

This question about PATH has a perfectly valid part (Question 1) which has great answers and a score of 267 which show how useful it is. However, the question also has a much longer second part (...
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Is there a way to ask this that is not off-topic?

Quick background: I recently posted a question on the Web Apps site, How can I remove Skype from Outlook.com. It concerns being unable to access email on Outlook.com because of a popup from Microsoft ...
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Question closed for wrong reason, seems like it needs to be migrated?

https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/199017/how-to-artificially-cause-a-page-fault-in-linux-kernel Was closed as unclear (which it was, but the comments fixed that), but it is realy off topic as ...
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My question was put on hold. I rephrased it. Can I get it unlocked?

The question in... question: Can 'ssh <host> <command>' be configured to always load server-side startup files?
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Senior Moderator Intervention Requested

My most popular question and answer has suddenly been put on Hold by a bunch of moderators I've never heard of. It has been viewed nearly 10,000 times here and the original on AskUbuntu has been ...
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Why is linking to syslinux.com forbidden?

The other day, I tried linking to SYSLINUX and the editor told me that's forbidden. Why? Eventually, I linked to one of the pages under that Domain (EXTLINUX) and things were fine.
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Is it me or is it strange for this question to have blown up so much?

Yesterday, a new user asked, Is it possible to define a command in bash? This seems like a very basic question that has been answered thousands of times on the internet already. That being said, it'...
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My Q still on hold though I edited it and clarified!

May I know why this Q is still on hold although I edited it and clarified. Now the Q is too simple to understand. 1 day has passed since I edited but yet it's on hold. I had been waiting for some ...
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My thread is missing!

I had a thread mentioned below but its not present on the page that opens when I click my name on the top. Its not in the 'deleted recent questions'. https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/90731/...
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Why was this question closed and downvoted?

How is this question unclear? How Install LogMeIn package in CentOS [on hold] The title is all you need to know to answer the poster's question. I guess it is more fun to give the poster negative ...
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Why was my question about perceived PulseAudio problems put on hold?

I asked Why do people dislike PulseAudio? a little while ago. It was put on hold as primarily opinion-based. It seems to me that while the question possibly invites more opinion-based answers than ...
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Similar question but not duplicate, answers not in the other question

I asked this question: Why does du report a size of 0 for some non-empty files on a HFS+ partition? There is another question: Directory size calculation difference that also treats this kind of ...
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Is "Why problem X exists" duplicate of "How to solve problem X"?

This question: Why cat, grep and other commands can't understand files starting with minus sign? was marked as duplicate of this question: How do I delete a file whose name begins with "-&...
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