The tag should be called . Many other commands, including , are not with the suffix -command.

Please could we have changed to .

Firstly, all the questions should be edited to change to .

Then, should be made a synonym of .

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I'm not in favour of this. The command names of cp and mv are sufficiently different from their actions (copy, move) that the -command suffix is not needed to make it unambiguous. But this is not true for cut, where an action has the same name as the command. This also holds for watch. I do a fair bit of retag edits and I have seen plenty of people just use words in the question as tags, and this risks increasing misuses of or in questions that involve cutting or watching of some sort, but entirely unrelated to the commands themselves.

  • Thanks @muru. This helps.
    – fosslinux
    Commented May 14, 2018 at 7:54
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    Note: I've copied your answer to the watch-related tag merge request as well, so the same answer is available at both.
    – Thomas Ward Mod
    Commented May 14, 2018 at 18:10

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