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\begin{centering}
\subsection{A-F}
\subsection{alias -- fsck}
\end{centering}
% Replace the letters with actual words later
\textbf{alias} -- A command for creating a shell alias for a command.
\textbf{ALSA}
\textbf{apt} -- The Advanced Packaging Tool. It is the front end for the Debian package management system. It performs a large number of functions, including downloading of packages, resolving dependencies, and installation of Debian packages (which have a .deb file extention).
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\textbf{fsck}
\medskip
\hrule
\medskip
\begin{centering}
\subsection{G-M}
\subsection{Ghost Script - mv}
\end{centering}
\textbf{Ghost Script}
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\textbf{GNOME}
\textbf{gpdf} -- An application for viewing pdf files.
\textbf{grep}
\textbf{groff}
\textbf{GUI}
\textbf{gv} -- A command (GhostView) for viewing postscript files from the command line.
\textbf{head}
\textbf{history}
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\textbf{KDE} -- A graphical environment used by the openSuse Linux distro as well as others.
\textbf{kdvi} -- A KDE application, similiar to xdvi (\textit{q.v.}) for viewing dvi files.
\textbf{kernel}
\textbf{kernel module}
\textbf{kill}
\textbf{kpdf} -- An application for viewing pdf files.
\textbf{Kubuntu} -- A GUI for Linux, based on Ubuntu. It uses KDE.
\textbf{latex}
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\textbf{mv}
\medskip
\hrule
\medskip
\begin{centering}
\subsection{N-S}
\subsection{opt -- sys}
\end{centering}
\textbf{opt}
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\textbf{sys}
\medskip
\hrule
\medskip
\begin{centering}
\subsection{T-Z}
\subsection{tail -- zip}
\end{centering}
\textbf{tail}
\textbf{tar}
\textbf{tar} -- A command for archiving files into tarballs. As a noun, it is also shorthand for the tarball itself.
\textbf{tar} also, \textbf{tarball} -- Tar is shorthand for ``tape archive.'' Although tape archives are no longer around, tarballs are a common file archive format in Linux. Tarballs are not compressed, but you can use a compression tool such as gzip or bzip2 when creating them to compress the files. The common file extension for a tarball is .tar, as in archive.tar. When combined with gzip, tarballs often take the filename format archive.tar.gz and when combined with bzip2, filenames often assume the filename archive.tar.bz2.
\textbf{terminal}
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\textbf{unzip}
\textbf{update} -- To change software or parts of software to newer versions, in order to add new features, eliminate bugs, or enhance security, or for a combination of those three reasons. In Ubuntu, the \textbf{apt} application handles updates.
\textbf{useradd}
\textbf{userdel}
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\textbf{var}
\textbf{wget}
\textbf{VI} (also \textbf{vi}) -- A command line text editor. ``VI'' is refers to the word ``visual.''
\textbf{VIM} -- Acronym for ``VI Improved.''
\textbf{wget}
\textbf{window manager} -- A layer of software that works with the X Window System (\textit{q.v.}) and provides windows management. KDE uses KWin and GNOME uses Metacity.
\textbf{X}, \textbf{X-11}, \textbf{X-Windows} -- A windowing system for bitmap displays which is common on Unix-like operating systems. It handles the low-level tasks for the graphical interface.
\textbf{Xfce}
\textbf{xdvi} -- An application for viewing dvi files.
\textbf{Xfce} -- A desktop environment that is considered to be one of the most efficient in terms of resource usage, and is therefore often preferred on older machines. It forms the basis of Xubuntu.
\textbf{xpdf} -- An application for viewing pdf files.
\textbf{Xubuntu} -- A distro derived from Ubuntu that uses the Xfce desktop (\textit{q.v.}).
\textbf{zip}
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\begin{small}
Community Help Wiki. (n.d.) \textit{Glossary}. Ubuntu Documentation. \texttt{https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Gloss \\ ary} [Accessed 2021.11.18]
JED (text editor). (2021, November 15). In \textit{Wikipedia}. \texttt{https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JED\_(text\_editor)}
The Linux Development Project. (n.d.). \textit{Linux Filesystem Hierarchy: Glossary}. \texttt{https://tldp.org/LDP/Linux- \\ Filesystem-Hierarchy/html/glossary. \\ html} [Accessed 2021.11.17.]

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