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Found 28 entries under 'R'
- RAID (Score: 0)
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks. Combining multiple disks to improve reliability or performance.
- RAM (Score: 0)
Random Access (or main) Memory.
- Read-Only Memory (Score: 0)
ROM. Typically memory chips that cannot be altered by the operating system or program.
- redirection (Score: 0)
The process by which one of the three base file descriptors (stdin, stout and stderr) reference something other than t...
- Reduced Instruction Set Computer (Score: 0)
RISC. The opposite of CISC that is a processor with a small number of assembly instructions, each of which performs si...
- reduntant (Score: 0)
Repeated or duplicate. Often refers to hardware that is used as a fall-back should the primary device fail.
- region (Score: 0)
Also called a segment. An area of memory grouped by function, for example, text, data and stack.
- region descriptor (Score: 0)
A descriptor pointing to a region.
- region table (Score: 0)
A structure within the kernel that points to the currently active regions.
- register (Score: 0)
A location within a chip, used to store information or instructions.
- regular expression (Score: 0)
A notation for matching sequences of characters without having to specify all possible combinations. Regular expressio...
- relative path (Score: 0)
A pathname that shows a path in relation to the current working directory.
- relink (Score: 0)
The process by which a new kernel is generated.
- remote host (Score: 0)
A computer other than the one that you originally logged into on a network.
- resource (Score: 0)
An object that is used by something else. Could be something physical like a hard disk or something logical like data....
- restore (Score: 0)
The process of return something to a previous state, such as the operating system or data.
- RFC (Score: 0)
Request for comments. A specific document that relates to networking standards and activity.
- RISC (Score: 0)
Reduced Instruction Set Computer. The opposite of CISC that is a processor with a small number of assembly instruction...
- ROM (Score: 0)
Read Only Memory. Typically memory chips that cannot be altered by the operating system or programs.
- root (Score: 0)
The username/user account typically used for system administration.
- root filesystem (Score: 0)
The filesystem onto which all of the other filesystem are mounted, and which usually contains most of the system f...
- route (Score: 0)
A path to a particular computer. The set of other computers need to reach that destination.
- router (Score: -1)
A device used to redirect network connections to the proper machine.
- RPC (Score: 0)
Remote Procedure Call. A system call that is executed on a remote machine.
- RPM (Score: 0)
Red Hat Package Manager. Form used to manage and install program packages.
- RTS/CTS flow control (Score: 0)
A form of flow control using the two signals Request-To-Send and Clear-To-Send.
- run (Score: 0)
To execute a program.
- run-level (Score: 0)
Also called run-state. An abstract term that is used to determine which process should be run or started.