Glossary

A collection of abbreviations/acronyms

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.iCal, .iFBf, .ics, .ifb Internet Calendaring and Scheduling (iCalendar)
iCalendar is a standard method of transferring calendaring and scheduling, free or busy time information between computer systems.
Category: document format ⋅ file extension
MIME-Type: text/calendar
Markdown: *[.iCal]: Internet Calendaring and Scheduling (iCalendar)
*[.iFBf]: Internet Calendaring and Scheduling (iCalendar)
*[.ics]: Internet Calendaring and Scheduling (iCalendar)
*[.ifb]: Internet Calendaring and Scheduling (iCalendar)
Reference: link2, link3
Type: file extension

A

ANSI American National Standards Institute
Category: standard ⋅ non-profit organization
Markdown: *[ANSI]: American National Standards Institute
Type: acronym
API Application Programming Interface
Category: programming ⋅ communication interface ⋅ specification
Markdown: *[API]: Application Programming Interface
Type: acronym
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
Category: standard ⋅ character encoding
Markdown: *[ASCII]: American Standard Code for Information Interchange
Type: acronym

B

BCC Blind Carbon Copy
Category: email ⋅ header field
Markdown: *[BCC]: Blind Carbon Copy
Type: acronym
BOM Byte Order Mark
Category: unicode ⋅ code point
Markdown: *[BOM]: Byte Order Mark
Type: acronym

C

CC Carbon Copy
Category: email ⋅ header field
Markdown: *[CC]: Carbon Copy
Type: acronym
CMS Cryptographic Message Syntax
Category: signing ⋅ encryption ⋅ gpgme
Markdown: *[CMS]: Cryptographic Message Syntax
Type: acronym
COPR Cool Other Package Repo
Category: fedora ⋅ software repository
Markdown: *[COPR]: Cool Other Package Repo
Type: acronym
CR Carriage Return
Category: control character
Markdown: *[CR]: Carriage Return
Type: acronym
CSS Cascading Style Sheets
Category: style sheet language
Markdown: *[CSS]: Cascading Style Sheets
Type: acronym

D

DBCS Double-Byte Character Set
Category: character encoding ⋅ character set
Markdown: *[DBCS]: Double-Byte Character Set
Type: acronym
DNS Domain Name System
Category: internet protocol
Markdown: *[DNS]: Domain Name System
Type: acronym
DSN Delivery Status Notification
Category: email ⋅ bounce message ⋅ reponder
Markdown: *[DSN]: Delivery Status Notification
Type: acronym

E

EOF End of File
Category: stream indicator
Markdown: *[EOF]: End of File
Type: acronym
EOL End of Line
Category: stream indicator
Markdown: *[EOL]: End of Line
Type: acronym
EOT End of Transmission
Category: control character
Markdown: *[EOT]: End of Transmission
Type: acronym

F

FOSS Free and Open Source Software
Category: license ⋅ free software ⋅ open source
Markdown: *[FOSS]: Free and Open Source Software
Type: acronym

G

GCC GNU Compiler Collection
Category: programming ⋅ compiler
Markdown: *[GCC]: GNU Compiler Collection
Type: acronym
GDBM GNU Data Base Manager
Category: library ⋅ database
Markdown: *[GDBM]: GNU Data Base Manager
Type: acronym
GFM GitHub Flavoured Markdown
Category: markup language ⋅ markdown
Markdown: *[GFM]: GitHub Flavoured Markdown
Type: acronym
GNU GNU’s Not Unix
Category: operating system ⋅ free software ⋅ project
Markdown: *[GNU]: GNU’s Not Unix
Type: recursive acronym
GPGME GnuPG Made Easy
Category: library ⋅ cryptographic api
Markdown: *[GPGME]: GnuPG Made Easy
Type: acronym
GSSAPI Generic Security Services Application Program Interface
Category: standard ⋅ api
Markdown: *[GSSAPI]: Generic Security Services Application Program Interface
Type: acronym

H

HTML Hypertext Markup Language
Category: markup language
Markdown: *[HTML]: Hypertext Markup Language
Type: acronym

I

IDN Internationalized Domain Names
Category: internet ⋅ domain name
Markdown: *[IDN]: Internationalized Domain Names
Type: acronym
IMAP, IMAP4 Internet Message Access Protocol
Category: email ⋅ internet protocol
Markdown: *[IMAP]: Internet Message Access Protocol
*[IMAP4]: Internet Message Access Protocol
Type: acronym
IRC Internet Relay Chat
Category: internet protocol ⋅ communication
Markdown: *[IRC]: Internet Relay Chat
Reference: link2
Type: acronym

L

LDAP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
Category: internet protocol ⋅ authentication ⋅ validation
Markdown: *[LDAP]: Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
Type: acronym
LF Line Feed
Category: control character
Markdown: *[LF]: Line Feed
Type: acronym
LMDB Lightning Memory-Mapped Database Manager
Category: library ⋅ database
Markdown: *[LMDB]: Lightning Memory-Mapped Database Manager
Type: acronym
Lua Scripting Language (from Portuguese, meaning moon)
Category: script language
Markdown: *[Lua]: Scripting Language (from Portuguese, meaning moon)
Type: noun

M

MBCS Multi-Byte Character Set
Category: character encoding ⋅ character set
Markdown: *[MBCS]: Multi-Byte Character Set
Type: acronym
MIME Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
Category: content type ⋅ media type ⋅ document format
Markdown: *[MIME]: Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
Type: acronym
MUA Mail User Agent
Category: email ⋅ client ⋅ mail reader
Markdown: *[MUA]: Mail User Agent
Type: acronym

N

NCR Numeric Character Reference
Category: code point ⋅ character encoding ⋅ character set
Markdown: *[NCR]: Numeric Character Reference
Type: acronym
Notmuch Not much mail
Category: email ⋅ mail indexing ⋅ mail tagging
Markdown: *[Notmuch]: Not much mail
Reference: link2
Type: abbreviation
nroff new runoff
Category: software ⋅ document processor ⋅ text formatter
Markdown: *[nroff]: new runoff
Type: abbreviation

O

OBDB Oracle Berkeley Database
Category: library ⋅ database
Markdown: *[OBDB]: Oracle Berkeley Database
Type: acronym

P

PGP Pretty Good Privacy
Category: certification ⋅ signing ⋅ encryption ⋅ authentication
Markdown: *[PGP]: Pretty Good Privacy
Type: acronym
POP, POP3 Post Office Protocol
Category: email ⋅ internet protocol
Markdown: *[POP]: Post Office Protocol
*[POP3]: Post Office Protocol
Type: acronym
PPA Personal Package Archive
Category: software repository ⋅ packaging
Markdown: *[PPA]: Personal Package Archive
Type: acronym

Q

QDBM Quick Data Base Manager
Category: library ⋅ database
Markdown: *[QDBM]: Quick Data Base Manager
Type: acronym

R

RFC Request for Comments
Category: standard ⋅ documentation ⋅ white paper
Markdown: *[RFC]: Request for Comments
Reference: link2
Type: acronym
RTF Rich Text Format
Category: document format ⋅ file extension
Markdown: *[RTF]: Rich Text Format
Reference: link2
Type: acronym

S

SASL Simple Authentication and Security Layer
Category: library ⋅ framework ⋅ authentication ⋅ negotiation
Markdown: *[SASL]: Simple Authentication and Security Layer
Type: acronym
SBCS Single-Byte Character Set
Category: character encoding ⋅ character set
Markdown: *[SBCS]: Single-Byte Character Set
Type: acronym
SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
Category: email ⋅ internet protocol
Markdown: *[SMTP]: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
Type: acronym
SOCKS Socket Secure (Internet Protocol)
Category: internet protocol ⋅ proxy
Markdown: *[SOCKS]: Socket Secure (Internet Protocol)
Type: acronym
SSL Secure Sockets Layer
Category: internet protocol
Markdown: *[SSL]: Secure Sockets Layer
Type: acronym
settext structure-enhanced text
Category: markdown ⋅ header style
Markdown: *[settext]: structure-enhanced text
Type: abbreviation

T

TBD To Be Defined
Category: management ⋅ draft ⋅ work in progress
Markdown: *[TBD]: To Be Defined
Type: acronym
To Be Determined
Category: management ⋅ draft ⋅ work in progress
Markdown: *[TBD]: To Be Determined
Type: acronym
TLS Transport Layer Security
Category: internet protocol
Markdown: *[TLS]: Transport Layer Security
Type: acronym
Tar Tape archiver
Category: software ⋅ file archiver
Markdown: *[Tar]: Tape archiver
Type: acronym
tarball Tar generated archive file
Category: file format ⋅ tar
Markdown: *[tarball]: Tar generated archive file
Type: slang

U

UCS Universal Coded Character Set (Unicode, ISO/IEC)
Category: character encoding ⋅ character set ⋅ unicode
Markdown: *[UCS]: Universal Coded Character Set (Unicode, ISO/IEC)
Type: acronym
URL, URLs Uniform Resource Locator
Category: hyperlink ⋅ reference ⋅ identifier
Markdown: *[URL]: Uniform Resource Locator
*[URLs]: Uniform Resource Locator
Type: acronym
UTF UCS Transformation Format
Category: character encoding ⋅ character set ⋅ unicode
Markdown: *[UTF]: UCS Transformation Format
Type: acronym
UTF-16 16-Bit UCS Transformation Format
Category: character encoding ⋅ character set ⋅ unicode
Markdown: *[UTF-16]: 16-Bit UCS Transformation Format
Type: acronym
UTF-32 32-Bit UCS Transformation Format
Category: character encoding ⋅ character set ⋅ unicode
Markdown: *[UTF-32]: 32-Bit UCS Transformation Format
Type: acronym
UTF-8 8-Bit UCS Transformation Format
Category: character encoding ⋅ character set ⋅ unicode
Markdown: *[UTF-8]: 8-Bit UCS Transformation Format
Type: acronym

Y

YAML YAML Ain’t Markup Language
Category: markup language
Markdown: *[YAML]: YAML Ain’t Markup Language
Reference: link2, link3
Type: recursive acronym

Z

ZIP archive file format (meaning “move at high speed”)
Category: file format ⋅ data compression
Markdown: *[ZIP]: archive file format (meaning “move at high speed”)
Type: slang

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