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The and tags don't seem to be differentiated in any way.

Should they be merged?

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    sync is shorter to type and avoids those nasty s/z problems on different sides of the Atlantic/Pacific. – Andrew Mar 12 '12 at 21:47
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Possibly. There's only one counterexample I can think of (Is execution of sync(8) still required before shutting down linux? -- and it's lousy counterexample)

If no other counter-examples come up we can untag that one and make with the merging. (synchronization <- sync)

  • sync is a system call / command, so I suppose a very slim case exists for keeping the tag for that command and untagging/retagging the rest. – Andrew Mar 12 '12 at 21:52
  • @Andrew I agree, but I only found the one counter-example I noted above in all of recorded history. There are probably good arguments to be made for saving sync as in sync() though when talking about performance optimization and avoiding said syscall... – voretaq7 Mar 12 '12 at 22:11
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I think they should be synonymized.

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Do either of them need to exist? If it were the only tag on a question, it wouldn't do much to categorize it.

  • True, but the same argument can be made for "replication", but I feel that's a valuable semi-meta tag... – voretaq7 Mar 12 '12 at 22:10
  • Throw 'em all into the void. If your question is about a certain replication or sync technology, tag it with that. If it's a general question about how to sync files on a certain platform, tag it with that. – MDMarra Mar 12 '12 at 22:41

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