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Is there a better way to self teach yourself Linux (besides man pages) [closed]

I hope this isn't a duplicate and I have tried to search Google for the response and am out of ideas where to go. So here it goes... When I am working on a project I like to try and solve my own ...
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See close vote initiater, not just the close vote queue reviewers

I was the first, close vote queue prompted reviewer of this question. The original close reason was that it was cross posted on multiple sites. Since there was no comment pointing to the "other" post....
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Is the number of days with the daily rep limit reached shown somewhere?

There are badges for certain numbers (50?) of days on which you have reached the daily limit of 200 rep points. Is there an easy way to see how many such days have been there for you? For many badges ...
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What is wrong with my question! [Reverse Direction of Merging]

My question: How to filter any part of description or option from manpage is merged with Newer question: Is there way to see `man` document only for specified option of a command. The newer question ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to change a suggested edit decision?

I just noted that I misunderstood the change I have just reviewed. edit Luckily it turns out that I was stupid again and that my decision happened to be OK. But the question is pending nonetheless, ...
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Reviewing Suggested Edits

I just received a link to: https://unix.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/74207 It appears to be in regard to a question I asked some time ago. I am not clear as to what (if anything) I am ...
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Trivial answer converted in comment

I asked a question on unix.stackexchange here Nobody answered, but luckily I found solution on askubuntu here I thought to answer my question myself by giving the link, so that other users can find ...
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Can there be two accounts with the same name?

I was quite surprised to see this: https://unix.stackexchange.com/users/22565/st%C3%A9phane-chazelas https://unix.stackexchange.com/users/89316/ste%CC%81phane-chazelas OK, that's funny: Now it ...
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how to disable this crazy hat thing?

I earned some kind of hat thing (for what I don't know - who is Saint Lucia?) and I dunno how to be rid of it. @terdon seems to indicate I can turn it off... so how?
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bash-script tag doesn't work on unix stackexchange

I've filed two questions recently on unix stackexchange and for both I noticed that one of the tags I used bash-script does not become an actual tag for the question.
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Comments to 3rd party bounty providers

This question asks about how to address the editors of some question. These can be addressed with @name although the system will not offer completion while typing name. I wanted to comment to someone ...
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stackexchange.com is sending me unsolicited packets (and consequently gets blocked by firewall)

I am using a rather restrictive firewall on my machine, mostly to block potential port scanning. If any IP address sends me a unsolicited packet (packet that is not a response to my query) the IP ...
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Deleting questions

I just voted for deleting a question for the first time. If I understand that correctly then 15 votes are required to delete a question – and 18 users of this site (probably not all of them active) ...
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Any way to snapshot a series of steps within an answer, churn of comments is making it hard to follow what I should be trying as the OP?

I am currently trying to go through a series of steps that one of the community members posted in their answer. But since all the other members are commenting, I'm finding it difficult to keep the ...
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Is the tag badge allocation broken?

I am pretty sure that I should have been awarded a badge for pacman by now. I have defintitely answered more than 20 times (22) and am currently sitting on 111 votes. I understand the script is run ...
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Using wildcards in the title operator

I'm trying to trying to get Why not use "which"? What to use then? to show up in the search and I searched for title:which* and it is not turning up. Needless to say, title:which and title:*...
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Why does the newsletter come doubled?

As you can see, I receive two identical newsletter e-mails at a time: I've been subscribed for two weeks, and both times I got two identical e-mails.
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Are (original) posts expected to be in English?

It doesn't specify this anywhere on the Tour page and I cannot find a meta question that directly answers this question (if one exists, please direct me there). Are questions on SE (and *nix.SE in ...
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Where does “This post does not cite any references or sources” come from

Today I came across this answer, which has a specially highlighted comment: I wondered how these comments got added, as they didn't seem to be a result of flagging or heavy downvoting. Nor do I get ...
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How long will “recently deleted questions” be kept?

How long will an account's "recently deleted questions" be kept? Will that be the same for all SE sites, or vary? I wish they are kept forever.
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What are the criteria to get the Socratic badge?

How is the Socratic badge awarded? I see the badge description as, Asked a well-received question on 100 separate days, and maintained a positive question record. This badge can be awarded ...
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Problem with unwanted mobile layout in Google Chrome!

When I open this site on Google Chrome, it looks like : Mobile and Tablet Layout But works fine on Firefox. All other stackexchange sites works fine on both Chrome and Firefox. P.S: I'm using ...
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How to handle reviewing answers that are only comments?

When reviewing low quality posts, I often find answers of new users, that are just one line and should be converted into a Comment to the question instead (example: https://unix.stackexchange.com/...
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What, after reputation, determines the order of users on the /users page?

Yesterday I got to be exactly at the same reputation points level as another users, on the main /users -> all page. My info showed up on the page before the user that already had that reputation ...
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Is this a Double Post?

As I continue to earn more privileges through reputation gains, I'm beginning to broaden my posting knowledge. While watching the Review/Late Answers queue, I thought I'd check the list, and ran into ...
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How to switch on syntax highlighting for python snippet?

I tried to highlight some code in this answer, by inserting an explicit <!-- language-all: python --> at the top of the file. I also tried <!-- language: python --> just before the ...
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Why aren’t simultaneous edits locked out (made exclusive)?

Twice today I have clicked on the “edit” link for a post, spent several minutes working on it, and then clicked on “Save Edits”, only to be told Another edit is awaiting approval for this post. ...
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You're in danger of being blocked from asking any more while there is not a significant number of heavily down-voted, zero-voted, or deleted posts

According to the documentation: The exact formula for the bans is not disclosed, but users are only banned if they have a significant number of heavily down-voted, zero-voted, or deleted ...
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Is there a bug on StackExchange?

My Unix.StackExchange and my Stackoverflow are not updating correctly, I got some points, but they don't show up on my achievements tab. The tab "Your Communities" is also not updating correctly. The ...
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I'm questioning my question questionability

can someone explain how is this question not a question? https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/150421/how-to-make-webpages-concise
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Rewrite or duplicate answer in a new question?

There is this question about extracting section 9 api "manpages" from the kernel sources. The question is on hold for being unclear. If someone doesn't know that the coreutils or the kernel manpages ...
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How to make my problem solved? [closed]

I always search before asking which is my last resort. I've literally searched several hours upon this problem and all the solutions are irrelevant and/or not applicable. What can I do to get this ...
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Definition for Curious Badge

The explanation for the Curious Badge says "Asked a well-received question on 5 separate days, and maintained a positive question record" What is "well-received" and what is a "positive question ...
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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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How to remove tag?

I accidentally created new tag while editing a question. I need to remove from this site. Is there any privileges required to do so? Or It will automatically get removed after I delete from the ...
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Why aren't some codeblocks highlighted?

More often, I see some codeblocks like this c block or this bash block, which just aren't highlighted. Often simple constructs like for-loops etc are, indeed, highlighted. But it looks broken. And ...
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How to flag (or report) a user?

Few days ago this user https://unix.stackexchange.com/users/77704/fucklinux add an answer which show his hate for Linux in a very rude way: I have flagged his answer as a rude one, and the answer was ...
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How to create an appropriate tag that users will reference

I have been looking at tags lately on Unix & Linux Stack Exchange and I have always wondered what the general process of creating one is. Among that, I would like to know what it takes to create ...
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Why did I get -2 reputation without telling me why?

my reputation was 910 and when I refresh the page It becames 908, I have checked the achievement and INBOX and no reason is mentioned? Note: this happened to me several times this week, even when I ...
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Adopt a question

I would like to "adopt" this RHEL5 reverse tethering question, since I am looking for exact the same thing right now. Is it possible to transfer ownership of that question to me? Or: Should I ask a ...
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How was my suggested edit not useful?

I just suggested an edit to the question Extracting text using sed does not work as expected. After a few minutes I checked back and found that an edit had been committed to the question. It was my ...
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What do the 3 phases of the election mean?

The 2014 Moderator Election page states: Every election has three phases: 1. Nomination 2. Primary 3. Election However, there is no (complete) explanation of the phases; currently -- I presume ...
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Why there isn't enough attention for Network services questions?

This site is for Unix and Linux question and I think that Network Services configuration and management is an important part of it so why the question that related to this domain don't get enough ...
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Please take a look at this vandalism post

It is that time of the day again. Time now is 21:00 CT. There is one particular spam post which occurs exactly around this time every day. The most annoying thing is, it happens on the same answer by ...
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Why prettify mistakes `/*` as comment for “shell script”

Specifically this question. Apparently it's interpreting /* as the beginning of a comment which it isn't in any shell I known of (only JS, Java and some C-like language to my limited knowledge do this)...
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Can I nominate other people?

The Moderators Nomination have just begin and I'm so excited about this event my questions are: How can I know the moderators of the last year? Can I nominate a moderator ? Can I nominate other ...
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Is U+L good to ask about virtualization and XEN?

I like the SE network and U+L in particular, hence this is my prefered site to ask a question. I am unsure if it is "okay" to ask about a xen virtualization related question. Any advice much ...
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What has happened to flagging?

Maybe it's just a strange coincidence but I haven't seen any flags over the last days. Has there been a huge quality jump or one in flagging lazyness or are the mods on drugs (handling everything ...
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Why is the number of votes not clickable on this SE site?

A few days earlier, I came to know about this feature of SO. I am not sure whether it was present earlier also or has been added recently. The number of votes for each question/answer can be clicked ...