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Questions tagged [tags]

Tags are keywords or labels that categorize and group your question with other, similar questions.

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Tag to use for `/usr/bin/install`

The install tag has the description: DO NOT USE THIS TAG. Use /software-installation or /system-installation instead. If this tag should not be used AT ALL, should its questions (63 of them) be ...
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Wrong prompt when editing questions with disallowed tag

When editing a question with tag that isn't allowed, the message below is shown which incorrectly uses 'Your answer' instead of 'Your edit': Oops! Your answer couldn't be submitted because: ...
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Tag-merge syscalls -> system-calls

There are two tags that seem to be split with the same meaning, syscalls system-calls Perhaps the top could become a tag-synonym of the bottom?
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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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New tag for Clear Linux

There are tags for distro-specific questions like arch-linux, manjaro, mandriva linux-mint, - debian, ubuntu, lubuntu, xubuntu, kubuntu, chrubuntu, ubuntu-mate, elementary-os, kali-linux fedora, ...
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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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Remove /duplicate tag

Questions with the tag duplicate cover duplicate files, duplicate packages, duplicate lines and many more. Even if restricted to a specific usage, I can't think of any advantage of this tag, so I ...
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Alpine and Alpine-Linux tag

I frequently observe that people inadvertently choose the tag alpine (an email client) instead of alpine-linux. See the recent question sshpass not functioning in alpine linux. I suggest to remove ...
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Are tag wikis mostly just for Stack Overflow?

The idea of "tag wikis" that I've always had has been, more or less, just a quick definition of terms, perhaps with a distinction made between the tag under discussion and another similarly named tag ...
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Merge libvirt and libvirtd tags

Shouldn't libvirt and libvirtd tags be merged?
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Tag not available

Problem: I just noticed that there’s a high-avability tag with 1 follower, no tag wiki and no usage guidance. It’s obviously a mis-spelling of high-availability (which doesn’t exist as a tag). ...
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Should journald be part of logs tag

I do know there is a special tag for systemd-journald, but I believe it to be special case of logging, synonym of logs. My issue being in the definition of logs (emphasis mine): Configuring or ...
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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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Set the display-settings tag in order

The display-settings tag is used in a pretty generic way by people who want to change something related to their display, whether it's monitor arrangement, GPU tuning, window manager decorations, etc. ...
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“You … you complete me” said the autocomplete tag

Calling all those interested in helping the site and potentially gaining a tag editor or research assistant badge! We have a tag with an old, copy-pasted excerpt & wiki that could use some ...
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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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Can you polish up the chrome tag?

Calling all those interested in helping the site and potentially gaining a tag editor or research assistant badge! We have a tag with an old, copy-pasted excerpt & wiki that could use some ...
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Removal of the [failure] tag

Speak now if you want to defend the failure tag. I believe it to be a meta-tag that: does not "describe the content of the question" can't work as the only tag on a question commonly means different ...
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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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Tag related to ASLR

Yesterday I asked this question(Memory Randomization in Linux) on Unix and Linux forum and I found it a little difficult to select the tag for it. Though I used the tags /stack and /memory but I ...
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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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Delete the /career tag

The career tag has only 9 questions and most of them are closed (7 out of 9) because they are off-topic. Career questions belong to the Workplace Stack Exchange. Should we delete this tag to not ...
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This criquet needs help!

After we decided we don't need version specific tags, nothing had changed: debian got an average of 1 question/day in the last 30 days In the last 24 hours, it got 6 questions. jessie has an worse ...
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Adding a tag which refers to the best answer in the case of /sed and /awk when there is also /text-processing?

Here is an edit suggestion which adds a sed tag to a question: https://unix.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/177179 This question does not mention sed anywhere and originally only had the awk ...
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aws-cli usage questions go…?

I suppose if you're using an API to run the CLI, that could be asked in Stackoverflow, but might not be best. I don't have the question handy, but saw that a question was closed as off topic because ...
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The tag 'windows-subsystem-for-linux' is too long; the maximum length is 25 characters

What tag name should we use for Windows Subsystem for Linux? The right answer is of course windows-subsystem-for-linux, except that it's too long: tags are limited to 25 characters. WSL is an ...
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The uphill battle for /alpine

On this site, Alpine can refer to Alpine Linux, a Linux distribution, or to Alpine, an email client (an open source rewrite of Pine). Until a few minutes ago, both used the tag alpine. Out of 26 ...
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Unplug the /wireless tag from /wifi

I've been working recently with content falling under the heading Radio Frequency. I've noticed the tag wireless is synonymous with wifi. In fact, it defaults to wifi, and this is reasonable ...
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Auditing the /audit and /auditd tags

We've long had a tag auditd about Linux's audit framework, in addition to audit, which is about the concept of auditing in general. We now have an additional tag linux-audit. Is there any reason to ...
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Please blacklist the /parallel tag

We've decided to disambiguate the tag parallel. We've made some headway on retagging the existing questions but it would help if there weren't new questions with the tag. Please blacklist parallel ...
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Please merge [vim-navigation] into [vim]

I'm pretty sure that “Vim Navigation” isn't a phrase. It's just navigation in Vim. So the tag vim-navigation isn't refering to a particular software package or anything, it's just redundant with vim. ...
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Questions incorrectly tagged [streams]

I have noticed that most of the questions tagged as [streams] are about I/O in general rather than the STREAMS framework that the tag's wiki describes. Perhaps the tag is a little ambiguous?
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When should [download] be used?

I wanted to ask when the tag download should be used? To me it seems to be a rather useless tag since in the 150 question nearly half seem to be about wget and the other half about curl. And some ...
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nc tag: should it cover ncat, netcat, and/or socat?

I just created the nc tag wiki. In the guidance section, I only talk about nc, but in the description part I breezily list ncat, netcat, and socat as similar programs. My question is whether I should ...
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Quality-based tag for novice questions

After cleaning up a few facepalm coding questions from novices, I failed to find an existing appropriate tag to distinguish such questions. Quality-based tags do exist however, (i.e. the "humor" tag),...
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Remove [localhost]

I just recently answered a question that was tagged with localhost. It's the only question that uses this tag but the tag doesn’t add anything to the question. The tag seems to have been created ...
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Proposed Tag for configuration files which override or merge

I've come up with a tag (per-directory-settings) for questions about configuration files that override or merge over one another based on an answer to this question if you think the name of it sucks, ...
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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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How should we re-delete the /crash and /error tags?

I'm late to the party, but it seems I'm not the only uninvited guest. The error and crash tags are still around, despite an apparent conclusion back in 2014 to burninate them: Error and crash tags, ...
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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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We need a new Tag [vulkan]

I think we need a new tag vulkan for the new graphics api from the Khronos group additional to the already existing opengl tag
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Proposal of a new tag for Sugar, SoaS and OLPC related questions

I am surprised that there is no tag like sugar for questions related to Sugar, Sugar on a Stick (SoaS), One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) and anything that has anything to do with these awesome projects. ...
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Cleanup of the packaging tags

I've just started looking at our tags; I'm wondering if we can clean up some of the package-related ones. We currently have: package-management (with an alias of package-manager) packages packaging ...
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New tag proposal: “FTPS” tag for “FTP over SSL” related issues

System suggested to discuss it on meta, as "ftp" tag exist. Should we use "ftp" and "ssl" tags in case of questions relating to "FTPS" or shall be new tag created?
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How about a [date-manipulation] tag or redefine the [date] tag?

A few questions here are about date/time manipulation like: Get the date of last month's last day in a shell script linux + add X days to date and get new virtual date How to compare two dates in ...
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What is difference between text-processing and text-formatting tags?

I found two similar tags on this site which are text-processing and text-formatting. But I am little confuse to understand exactly which of them should be used when? As both deals with Text ...
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How to use the text-processing tag effectively?

Sometimes, a question about text processing is tagged with the utilities like awk or sed, when they are just soliciting any valid solutions. Should we attempt to clean-up such questions by replacing ...