Once a question is marked as duplicate, how do you go about getting it re-opened after you have edited it to make it clearer the question is more specific/unique?

the post in question

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    sudo lsof -n | grep ssl | grep DEL
    – user9517
    Commented Apr 8, 2014 at 17:33
  • If this was not fully answered in the target question, it should be. Commented Apr 8, 2014 at 17:35
  • That command only works if openssl gets a new version number on a given system though, iain, and since the patch is backported on most distros the version doesn't change
    – xref
    Commented Apr 8, 2014 at 17:39
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    @xref: That is not my experience on CentOS which is a backport but then again I was in a position to be able to reboot anyway.
    – user9517
    Commented Apr 8, 2014 at 17:47
  • The Answers below are preferred, especially Nathan's. But you can always Flag a Question and explain what's going on too.
    – Chris S
    Commented Apr 8, 2014 at 19:23

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When a closed/dupe post is edited, it automatically is dumped into a special queue ("nominated" for reopening) and enough votes will get it reopened.


Meta is your venue to appeal closure (though usually we prefer you wait and let the normal reopening process take place as Nathan C outlined.

Having looked at your question it adds some value on top of the marked duplicate, so I've reopened it.

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