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Questions tagged [tag-synonyms]

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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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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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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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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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Merge libvirt and libvirtd tags

Shouldn't libvirt and libvirtd tags be merged?
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Merge [kde5] & [plasma5]

kde5 & plasma5 mean the same thing. As explained by the Super User equivalent, Plasma 5 is the fifth iteration of KDE's desktop environment (kde5, on its own, makes no sense). For this reason I'm ...
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Are polkit and policykit tags not the same?

What is the difference between policykit and polkit tag?
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Tag synonyms: xattr vs. extended-attributes

I wanted to search for questions on extended attributes, then I found that there seem to be at least two tags: xattr and extended-attributes. The mentioned tags seem to refer to the same topic, but ...
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Do we need multiple multi-monitor tags?

Inspired by a recent MSO question, I looked here and found two possibly-overlapping tags: dual-monitor multi-monitor Should we merge them and make dual-monitor a synonym of multi-monitor?
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Merge freerdp and xfreerdp

Can we merge freerdp and xfreerdp, please? Most if not all the freerdp questions are about xfreerdp.
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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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“log” tag should be made a synonym of “logs”

43 questions are tagged with log and 1004 questions are tagged with logs which also has a nice description to come with. I propose that log be made a synonym of logs as it is more established and ...
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Should the tags /scripting and /shell-script be merged?

There are these two - scripting and shell-script. Moreover, scripting is synonymous with script and non-interactive shell-script is synonymous with bash-script and shell-scripting I'm wondering what'...
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Merge “automount” and “automounting” tags

I've noticed that both "automount" (no description, count=20) and "automounting" (count=216) tags exist. Can we merge these tags? If not, how do we differentiate them? If the answers to this ...
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Why are there tags for “jobs” and “job-control”?

This seems redundant to me. The tag wiki excerpt for jobs just says "Job control in a shell," but the full wiki is more useful and says: A job is a process or group of processes which is managed ...
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Can we merge the macintosh and the osx tag?

Can we merge macintosh and osx where osx is the master tag? Those tags seem to have the same meaning, and it is unnecessary to have both.
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Tag cleanup: time vs time-utility

It seems to me that we have two "time utility" tags -- time and time-utility. There are 8 questions in time-utility and 209 in time. The time-utility tag had no wiki, so I just now suggested an edit ...
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Do we need separate tags for the levels of raid?

I found that we have currently separate tags for the different levels of raid : raid0, raid5, raid1. So, should they be merged into the main tag: raid, or do they provide necessary additional ...
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The tag “on-topic” should be synonyms of the tag “scope”

On our meta site, there are two different tags on-topic and scope but actually on-topic is synonyms of scope. Refer MSO.
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Passwd tag synonymous to password?

Having found out in this question that password is synonym to passwd, I'd like to ask if that's intended behaviour? passwd refers to a tool; password should be a tag for questions that ask about ...
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Do we need /efi or just /uefi?

Is there any point in having separate tags efi and uefi? EFI and UEFI are different versions of the same standard. Most if not all questions are about 2.x (“UEFI”) versions, not about the 1.x “EFI” ...
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merge tags [dualhead] and [dual-monitor]

I think dual-monitor is probably better than dualhead.
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Merging tags [wifi] and [wlan]

Similar to this, I do not see a difference between wlan and wifi. Especially this answer says it all.
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What is the intended difference between the 'wifi' and 'wireless' tags? Should they be merged?

I just asked a question which I tagged with wifi, and was then referred to a possible duplicate which is tagged with wireless. My first thought was that wireless is probably about all forms of ...
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Alias tag ps1 to prompt

ps1 should be a synonym of prompt. There are only two questions using it currently.
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Unalias rename and mv

rename, rename.ul (perl one) and mv are essentially different tools of the util-linux package (one of them isn't part of it), that though can do similar tasks (mv can rename files, the same as rename),...
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“hdd” should be a synonym of “hard-disk”

There's hard-disk with close to 300 questions about hard disks. There's also hdd with another six questions on hard disks, and I'm not aware of any other common meaning of "hdd". I propose to ...
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Tags [httpd] and [apache]: synonym candidates?

apache seems to have a sligthtly bigger usage preference over httpd, most questions are tagged with both. By the way, I'd prefer apache to be synonym to httpd, not the opposite. EDIT: My point is ...
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Synonymize /unicode with /utf-8

Unicode isn't a synonym of UTF-8, but it is a superset. Since UTF-8 is the de facto standard representation of Unicode in the unix world, most questions about Unicode on this site involve UTF-8. While ...
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Merge network[-]manager tags

There are two tags for NetworkManager: networkmanager and network-manager The former is more popular but I personally like the latter. Either way these should be merged.
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Why shouldn't [sunos] be a synonym of [solaris]?

At least one person objects to making sunos a synonym of solaris. Why? Solaris in everyday speech means SunOS versions 5.0 and above. (Officially, it means 4.0 and above as the last BSD major release,...
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I think that “config” and “configuration” tags could be merged

As the title says, config and configuration maybe could be merged.
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Synonym: x11, xorg

Those of you that have 5+ on the x11 tag, do you think it would be appropriate to point it as a synonym to xorg?
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“tag” and “tags” are not synonyms?

Okay, the meta tag tag should either be removed, because 0 questions use it, or be turned into a synonym of tags, because that just makes sense.
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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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Are /virtualization and /virtual-machine synonyms?

We have a tag virtual-machine and a tag virtualization. I can't see any difference in usage between them, nor can I think of a reason why there should be, so I think they should be synonyms. Any ...
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Redundancy between sub-tags: linux, kernel, linux-kernel?

The current consensus is that linux is a useful tag. If that's the case, then what's the policy on kernel (459 uses) vs linux-kernel (98 uses)? If linux is here to stay, then linux-kernel appears to ...
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Please rename some tags for consistency

Across Stack Exchange, we usually go for plural tags for countable nouns, and for unabbreviated tags. Please rename the following tags for consistency (keeping synonyms as suitable, of course): ...
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Confusing /calendaring tag?

/calendaring I'm not quite certain of the relevance of this tag. Does it mean "calendaring software" (in which case /calendaring-software should exist)? Or does it refer to the process of calendaring ...
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Synonym for /synchroniation and /sync?

Two tags exist for questions dealing with "synchronizing": synchronization (9) sync (17) From the current questions asked, there are three uses for them: File synchronization between machines (...
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Synonym paging → virtual-memory?

We have pager and paging. paging is going to get used for virtual memory whether we want it or not, so I suggest making paging a synonym of virtual-memory (and leave pager for less and friends). I ...
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Tag merge request: [permissions] and [permisions]

It's definitely a typo, so permisions should be merged with permissions
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What does the `directory-structure` tag refer to?

I can't find some truly relevant correlation between questions tagged with directory-structure, except maybe one. Is this tag just a (poor) synonym for fhs? Or, is this some of kind of generalization ...
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Merge tags mac and macintosh

Can the tag mac be made a synonym of macintosh? There is another discussion here about mac related tags, but it doesn't deal with the mac, only with variant issues like powerpc and macbook.
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Tag synonyms: shared-objects and dynamic-linking

I don't think we need to make the fine distinction between shared-objects and dynamic-linking. My preference is for dynamic-linking to be the main tag and shared-objects to be the synonym. I haven't ...
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Regarding package management tags

I think we should symlink package-manager and package-management tags. They are too similar to be separate.