Updated: 09/03/2019 by Computer Hope
W may refer to any of the following:
1. The Linux w command is used to view a list of users currently logged into the system. See the w command page for a full explanation syntax, and examples.
2. W is an abbreviation used for width.
3. In gaming, when using the WASD keys to control a character or another object, the "W" is the same as the up arrow key.
4. A "w" followed by a forward slash is shorthand for with, for example, I'm w/ Computer Hope is the same as I'm with Computer Hope.
5. W is the twenty-third letter of the English alphabet. See our W terms for a full listing of computer terms starting with "W."
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