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Is it bad practice for folder name to contain dot (.)? How about file name with multiple dots?

Sometimes it makes practical sense for a folder name to contain a dot (.). For example, you are storing data for an experiment conducted at L=0.5. So the folder might be named: experiment_L0.5 A ...
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What is the naming convention for click packages?

I have made a Ubuntu Touch app and intend to upload it to the Click app store. What is the naming convention that I should use for naming my click package?
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What is the standard for naming deb file name?

I want to find out the standard for the deb file names. For example I have file with the name foo_1.0.0-1_all.deb. As I have found out in Debian FAQ there is such convention: ...
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“Do you want to continue[Y/n]?” Why the upper case?

I am new to Ubuntu and some little thing start to bug me. Such as when trying to install a program, Ubuntu asks, Do you want to continue[Y/n]? What is bugging me is why the letter "Y" is upper ...
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What do FFE and UIFe mean?

Various bugs on Launchpad have "[FFE]" and/or "[UIFe]" in the title. What do these acronyms stand for?
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What's up with the libqtrpc2-1 / rds package in the archives?

I am considering using libqtrpc2-1 in my application but there seems to be some confusion over the name of the package. On the right-hand side of the package page, we see: So it looks like the ...
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What is the philosophy behind Unity's name

The question is Why Unity is named as "Unity"?. or Is there any philosophy behind Unity's name or it is just a normal naming?
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How do you call Unity to distinguish it from Unity 2D?

If I've mentioned Unity 2D in a sentence and now I would like to mention Unity and distinguish it so that it will be clear that I'm talking about Unity (the accelerated one) and not 2D, how will I ...
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how to tag a compilation album contains multiple artists on each track?

I have a huge collection, Currently my music like this: Music ├── Album 1 │ ├── Track 1 (Artist 1 , Artist 2) │ ├── Track 2 (Artist 2, ) │ ├── Track 3 (Artist 3 , Artist 2, ...
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How can I move compilation albums into a “Various Artists” folder?

Currently my music is sorted like this: Music ├── Artist 1 │   ├── Album 1 │   └── Album 2 ├── Artist 2 │   ├── Album 3 │   ├── Album 4 │   └── Album 5 ├── Artist 3 │   └── Album 5 ├── Artist 4 │   ...
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What does the “-ng” suffix mean in package names?

Several package names contain the suffix -ng: $ apt-cache search "\-ng$" linux-wlan-ng - utilities for wireless prism2 cards aircrack-ng - wireless WEP/WPA cracking utilities apt-cacher-ng - caching ...
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Is it safe to rename special user folders?

I'd like to know if it's safe to rename user folders like "Desktop", "Documents", "Music" (I want them to start lowercase)? Are there any programs in a default installation of Ubuntu (10.10/11.04) ...
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What does dsfg as a part of package names mean?

I know the general format for package names in Debian and Ubuntu. Some packages have additions to the standard numbering scheme with obvious meaning like svn20090426 etc. But also quite a few packages ...
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What do the abbreviations “etc” and “usr” mean?

I can relate to acronyms and abbreviations much more readily when I actually know how they were derrived. It is oftn pssble to wrk out wht an abrvtion means if you know the the root words behind ...
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Many directories have a “.d” suffix/extension. What does it mean?

My system has 132 directories whose names end in .d There are also two scripts whose names end in .d Aside from the two wayward scripts ('/usr/sbin/invoke-rc.d', '/usr/sbin/update-rc.d'), I assume ...