31 votes

Alias macOS to OS X?

These should be synonyms, but macos, being the currently preferred name of the OS, should be the master, and the other tags synonyms of it. That doesn't match the current suggestion.
Michael Hampton's user avatar
19 votes
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The [X] tag should be aliased to [X11]. (Agree / disagree?)

I think it's a bit of a moot point. I skimmed through the questions tagged x, and the vast majority are Linux systems (so running X11), with the rare exceptions for X11 on macOS. There's no question ...
muru's user avatar
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18 votes
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What's the return status of the exit code?

After seeing the additional data, I'm leaning towards this idea: base tag: exit-status (a new tag, utilizing the current return-status excerpt & wiki) synonyms: exit-code, return-status, and ...
Jeff Schaller's user avatar
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17 votes
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Make "historical-unix" history!

historical-unix is not a synonym of history at all. It's about Unix as a product, before there were multiple vendors. Pretty much any question about historical-unix would deserve the tag history, ...
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
13 votes
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Get rid of the [efi] tag?

EFI and UEFI refer to different versions of the same thing. In the mid 1990s, Intel began working on an improvement over the PC BIOS in order to work well with the more powerful machines they were ...
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12 votes

Merge libvirt and libvirtd tags

I can't see a difference in the type of questions that have one tag or the other. People seem to indifferently use one or the other. Since the libvirt library and the libvirtd daemon interact with ...
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
11 votes

Alias macOS to OS X?

Yes, I think they should be synonyms; I’ve added a candidate on the osx synonyms page, feel free to vote it up or down.
Stephen Kitt's user avatar
10 votes
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Merge "automount" and "automounting" tags

I think those should indeed be merged, yes. And this is precisely how to get it done: post on meta, see if everyone agrees and wait until the mods do their jobs. So, unless anyone objects, I'll be ...
terdon's user avatar
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10 votes
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Are polkit and policykit tags not the same?

You’re right that they’re they same. According to the Polkit Wikipedia article, Since version 0.105, released in 2015 the name of the project was changed from PolicyKit to polkit. Also, the tag ...
Anthony Geoghegan's user avatar
9 votes

Tag "not-root-user" as synonym for "non-root-user"

I agree with this and would prefer to see non-root-user as the primary tag. (posted for voting purposes)
Jeff Schaller's user avatar
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8 votes
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Tag Synonym: "Container" and "Containers"

I’ve created the corresponding suggestion.
Stephen Kitt's user avatar
8 votes
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Overlap between "software-installation" and "package-management"

I saw those edits today, and wondered the same thing -- thank you for bringing it up on Meta for discussion! IMHO, package-management covers both the installation and the removal aspects (besides ...
Jeff Schaller's user avatar
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8 votes
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What's the purpose of source vs. source-code tags?

I don't think it makes sense to have a tag for the shell builtin source specifically. It's not that special a feature that it wouldn't just fit under shell-script (or bash, which is what most of those ...
ilkkachu's user avatar
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8 votes
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Can we have a [wsl]->[windows-subsystem-for-linux] synonym?

I've proposed the wsl alias for the windows-subsystem-for-linux tag. Looks like there's only 13 users that qualify for voting on the alias at the moment (myself not included), so we'll need to get ...
Jeff Schaller's user avatar
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7 votes

Merge libvirt and libvirtd tags

Writing an Answer to put this post into the Active Question list of Meta. I've created a synonym between the two and am prepared to merge them. Merging: "retags all questions tagged with another tag –...
Jeff Schaller's user avatar
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6 votes

Tag synonyms: xattr vs. extended-attributes

I don't think these should be synonyms. xattr is a specific tool, provided out-of-the-box on some platforms, and "extended attributes" is a concept and filesystem feature that is accessed many ways, ...
Michael Homer's user avatar
5 votes
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Tag cleanup: time vs time-utility

time is an ambiguous tag. It's used to mean several things, at least: The time utility and shell builtin. These are sufficiently close to use the same tag: time-utility. Examples: 1 2 Measuring the ...
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
5 votes
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Why are there tags for "jobs" and "job-control"?

job-control is mostly used for shell job control, i.e. most questions revolve around &, fg, bg, nohup, disown. jobs is used mainly for job control but also for background processes. (And ...
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
4 votes
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Tag "not-root-user" as synonym for "non-root-user"

The tag not-root-user is now a synonym for non-root-user, and existing questions with the synonym have been remapped with the target tag.
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4 votes

Should version specific tags for [gnome] be abandoned now that GNOME changed versioning?

It might be worth considering the merit of a gnome-legacy tag to catch GNOME 1.x / 2.x cases, and a gnome tag for all versions in the new paradigm.
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4 votes
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Merge or synonymize tags 'mate' and 'mate-desktop'

Good catch, thanks. However, mate-desktop should be the master since that is unambiguous (the word mate has many meanings). I have now made mate a synonym of mate-desktop and have merged the two so ...
terdon's user avatar
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3 votes

Make "historical-unix" history!

Well, it's a proposed synonym now, though still needs some votes: https://unix.stackexchange.com/tags/history/synonyms https://unix.stackexchange.com/tags/synonyms
ilkkachu's user avatar
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3 votes
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"log" tag should be made a synonym of "logs"

Merged, log → logs synonym added.
Michael Mrozek's user avatar
3 votes
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Can [resolvconf] be made a synonym of the [resolv.conf] tag?

They are not synonyms. resolvconf is a software utility that manages /etc/resolv.conf. Please do a bit more research than blindly trusting tag wikis. Unfortunately, tag wiki quality tends to be pretty ...
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
2 votes
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Tag synonym rsyslogd -> rsyslog

I’ve created the synonym suggestion.
Stephen Kitt's user avatar
2 votes

Can [resolvconf] be made a synonym of the [resolv.conf] tag?

Unfortunately, I was too hasty. I have now deleted the synonym I created and have recreated the resolvconf tag. I have now gone through all questions that had the resolv.conf tag and which contained ...
terdon's user avatar
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2 votes

Get rid of the [efi] tag?

Done. The tag efi is now a synonym of uefi and all questions tagged with efi are now tagged with uefi instead.
terdon's user avatar
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2 votes
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Can we merge the macintosh and the osx tag?

I'm torn between the fact that there really is a meaningly difference in the taxonomy here (and at least historically, it was relevant to this site) and the obvious issue that people suck at picking ...
Caleb's user avatar
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1 vote

Redundancy between sub-tags: linux, kernel, linux-kernel?

The usage guidance for linux-kernel did not contain any information on when the tag should or should not be used. My attempt (pending edit) to improve the excerpt to be more helpful, recommending ...
sebasth's user avatar
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