Questions tagged [tag-synonyms]

This tag is for questions about tag synonyms (how they work, who can create them, etc).

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Searching for [cd] should inform the user to disambiguate the search instead of returning 0 results

Tag in question: https://unix.stackexchange.com/tags/cd-command Incorrect search I performed: [windows-subsystem-for-linux] [cd] Correct search: [windows-subsystem-for-linux] [cd-command] Searching ...
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Tag synonym rsyslogd -> rsyslog

Just wanted to propose a tag synonym from rsyslogd to rsyslog.
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Tag "not-root-user" as synonym for "non-root-user"

I have stumbled across two tags which seem to cover exactly the same thing yet only differ by one letter: non-root-user (42 questions) vs. not-root-user (371 questions). I have created a synonym ...
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Tag Synonym: "Container" and "Containers"

I do not have enough points on either tag to suggest a synonym properly, but anyone here who does should: container containers
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Can [resolvconf] be made a synonym of the [resolv.conf] tag?

I think they should be made synonyms. They refer to the exact same thing even. Here's the tag wiki for resolv.conf: The resolv.conf file contains information that is read by the resolver (a set of C ...
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Can we have a [wsl]->[windows-subsystem-for-linux] synonym?

As discussed here, aliasing wsl would make sense. Should and could someone with enough reputation make that alias?
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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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Is virtualization always a virtual machine?

Here in Unix and Linux Stack Exchange I used the virtualization tag and it was changed to virtual-machine automatically. A virtual computing machine is a machine, a virtual operating system is a ...
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Overlap between "software-installation" and "package-management"

There has been recent effort by a new community member to tag (in particular old) questions related to software installation with the software-installation tag. Since this also includes questions ...
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Lets combine all the awk tags

UPDATE: all awk variant tags have now been defined to be synonyms for the one tag, awk, so the below discussion is now only retained by request for historical purposes. Not really looking for an ...
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Change macos/osx tag synonym [duplicate]

Currently the macos tag is a synonym of osx, however OS X ended in 2015 and Apple's operating system has been called macOS since. I think the tags should be reversed so that osx is a synonym for ...
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What's the purpose of source vs. source-code tags?

Asking a question, I just noticed there are two seemingly identical tags (which aren't aliases at the time of this writing): source and source-code. I have no strong opinion about which one should be ...
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Should we add a [trackpad] tag?

I think we should add a tag for trackpad - as a tag synonym of touchpad. "Trackpad" is in common usage, partly due to Apple. But we only have a tag for touchpad. I noticed there were over 20 ...
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The [X] tag should be aliased to [X11]. (Agree / disagree?)

Questions tagged x This tag can be used for questions regarding the X Window System. For X Version 11 you can use the tag x11. I guess people know they are running X, but they are less confident ...
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Merge libvirt and libvirtd tags

Shouldn't libvirt and libvirtd tags be merged?
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Synonym for /synchronization 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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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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Are polkit and policykit tags not the same?

What is the difference between policykit and polkit tag?
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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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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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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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What's the return status of the exit code?

Which do we want to keep and which should be synonymed to the other? return-status, with 118 questions, says: Use this tag If your question revolves around determining or utilizing the return status (...
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Merge or synonymize tags 'mate' and 'mate-desktop'

We currently have a tag mate with 195 questions and the following description: MATE is a desktop environment based on Gnome 2. We also the tag mate-desktop with 5 questions and the following ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Alias tag ps1 to prompt

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