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timevault <reply> TimeVault is a graphical backup tool for GNOME. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…/TimeVault and http://launchpad.net/TimeVault Spec
Added on: 2007-12-27 19:02:52
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vimtutor an excellent tool for learning how to use vim. It can be found in the vim-full package, among others. Pici
Added on: 2007-12-27 21:10:47
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-12-27 21:23:12
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lazy <deleted><reply> But perhaps operators are lazy, and would rather wait for you to submit a good factoid entry instead... LjL
Added on: 2007-12-28 03:07:01
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-04-11 20:13:18
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drink-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Remember folks; don't drink and IRC! LjL
Added on: 2007-12-28 03:07:33
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-03-20 01:24:08
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ut <reply> For information on how to play Unreal Tournament, see https://help.ubuntu.…Tournament - for Unreal Tournament 2004, see !ut2k4 elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-12-28 11:48:42
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ut2k4 <reply> For information on how to play Unreal Tournament 2004, see https://help.ubuntu.…nament2004 elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-12-28 11:48:57
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preference <deleted><alias> best Pici
Added on: 2007-12-28 15:09:41
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:32:45
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pi-#ubuntu-offtopic either 3 for small values of pi, 4 for large values of pi or 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510 and then some Pici
Added on: 2007-12-28 20:13:08
Last edited by Seveas
Last modified: 2008-02-03 19:42:08
Requested 163 times
sudoedit <reply> To edit files with !superuser access using the user's standard editor (as set in the EDITOR !shell variable) and its normal configuration, the command « sudoedit <filename> » is available. It creates a local copy of the file, and runs the editor with the user's permissions. ompaul
Added on: 2007-12-29 21:22:30
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-12-29 21:39:01
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freespeech free speech freedomofspeech freedom of speech <reply> Please don't pepper the channel with cries of buzzwords like "free speech!", especially when you don't know what they mean or if they're applicable to the current situation. tonyyarusso
Added on: 2008-01-01 20:07:55
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:45:40
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meta <deleted><reply> If you would like to help in #*ubuntu* but it just goes too fast to spot interesting questions, try joining #ubuntu-meta and watching for questions there (note that it is NOT a support channel, however, and questions should still be answered in #*ubuntu*) LjL
Added on: 2008-01-01 22:30:19
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:56:09
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nickspoon-#ubuntu-youth <reply> Here's a nick! LjL
Added on: 2008-01-01 22:35:31
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psp <reply> For information on using the PlayStation Portable with Ubuntu, please read https://help.ubuntu.…munity/PSP Spec
Added on: 2008-01-02 20:55:44
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windowsvista <deleted><alias> vista PriceChild
Added on: 2008-01-03 21:26:56
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-08-12 04:25:22
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homie colloquialism <reply> Slang and colloquialisms are not proper English. Please use proper English in our channels to make it easy for those who have it as a second language. elkbuntu
Added on: 2008-01-05 05:25:40
Last edited by elkbuntu
Last modified: 2008-01-05 05:39:30
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kdmtheme <reply>To customize your !KDM theme, see https://help.ubuntu.…izeKubuntu LjL
Added on: 2008-01-07 01:29:07
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-14 19:53:27
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lies <reply> Mostly just statistics and factoids, but also windicators! LjL
Added on: 2008-01-07 15:24:59
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-06-16 05:04:01
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idle-#ubuntu-ops <reply> Please keep in mind that this channel is for operator/abuse questions only; we ask you to part when you have no further business here in order to keep track of users with pending inquiries. LjL
Added on: 2008-01-09 02:56:57
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2009-01-31 08:15:17
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welcome <deleted><alias> hi Pici
Added on: 2008-01-11 14:10:37
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-09-29 01:52:29
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rootshell <reply> Using !sudo with single commands is preferable in most circumstances. However, if you really need a root shell, use « sudo -i » (other variants of this commands are redundant and/or potentially dangerous) LjL
Added on: 2008-01-12 00:34:16
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-01-26 00:43:31
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maintainer <reply> The "Maintainer" field in a package's information (debian/control) should indicate the Ubuntu team responsible for the Ubuntu specific changes to a package (often the !MOTU for !Universe packages). The original maintainer is preserved in the field "XSBC-Original-Maintainer". LjL
Added on: 2008-01-13 18:10:50
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dumb-#ubuntu-offtopis <deleted><reply> mc44 LjL
Added on: 2008-01-13 20:23:24
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-05-05 19:08:08
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recursive <deleted><reply> see !recursive Seveas
Added on: 2008-01-13 20:26:28
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2009-03-13 17:22:55
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mir <reply> Mir is a display server developed by Canonical and Ubuntu. From Ubuntu 17.04 ( Zesty Zapus ) onward, emphasis has shifted to embedded devices and applications, notably UBports as stated by Mark Shuttleworth ( https://plus.google.…LYubpaHUHH ). Regular Ubuntu 17.10 onwards will use GNOME. Pici
Added on: 2008-01-14 19:11:47
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:22:31
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blueprints blueprint <reply>An explanation of what a blueprint is can be found at https://help.launchp…Blueprint. Want to suggest or discuss ideas of a future project/feature? With Launchpad you can track blueprints (feature specification summaries) from discussion through review, approval, and implementation. See https://blueprints.l…chpad.net/ tonyyarusso
Added on: 2008-01-15 05:57:37
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2011-06-11 23:53:22
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urmom-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><alias> u LjL
Added on: 2008-01-15 17:58:48
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-08-12 12:36:41
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amaranth <deleted><reply>Stabbity stab Amaranth
Added on: 2008-01-16 10:34:19
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2009-09-21 02:42:23
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polls <deleted><alias> best LjL
Added on: 2008-01-17 01:32:16
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:33:21
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king <reply> kong Seveas
Added on: 2008-01-18 13:57:42
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ding <reply> dong elkbuntu
Added on: 2008-01-18 13:57:59
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zing <reply> zong Seveas
Added on: 2008-01-18 13:58:21
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xbug wxbug javabug <deleted><reply> A bug has recently caused an X.org package to break. It is fixed now, just update your packages list from Synaptic/Adept or « sudo apt-get update » LjL
Added on: 2008-01-18 17:07:30
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-05-09 15:00:52
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bing <deleted><reply> ban LjL
Added on: 2008-01-19 00:24:36
Last edited by ikonia
Last modified: 2016-12-19 07:52:36
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joomla <reply> joomla information can be had here: https://help.ubuntu.…ity/Joomla ompaul
Added on: 2008-01-20 12:55:33
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bye <reply> Au revoir! LjL
Added on: 2008-01-22 03:51:40
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-01-22 04:09:41
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requirements-#xubuntu xfcemem xfcespace reqs-#xubuntu <reply> The hardware requirements for Xubuntu can be found at http://xubuntu.org/getxubuntu/ LjL
Added on: 2008-01-23 15:50:11
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2012-11-30 16:34:20
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requirements reqs specs <reply> Hardware requirements to install, boot and comfortably use Ubuntu are listed at https://help.ubuntu.…quirements - For a !flavor with lower requirements, see !Xubuntu or !Lubuntu LjL
Added on: 2008-01-23 15:51:02
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2010-09-30 02:29:08
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jding <deleted><reply> jdong Pici
Added on: 2008-01-24 03:35:00
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-06-18 22:31:07
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translate <reply> Translate Ubuntu into your own language, important translations that are needed are listed first. See https://translations…et/ubuntu/ Seveas
Added on: 2008-01-24 12:41:12
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store shop mug shirt <reply> Buy some Official Ubuntu Merchandise & Professional Support. See https://shop.canonical.com/ Seveas
Added on: 2008-01-24 13:14:46
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derivatives $hr$cut off... gnewsense mint linuxmce ultimate mce crunchbang backtrack kali based on ubuntu lxle popos <reply> The Ubuntu channels can only provide support for Ubuntu and its official flavors, since other distributions and derivatives have repository and software changes. So please use their dedicated support venues, for example: Linux Mint (#linuxmint-help on irc.spotchat.org), Kali Linux (#kali-linux), and LXLE (#lxle) LjL
Added on: 2008-01-24 22:57:06
Last edited by kryten
Last modified: 2017-04-07 20:34:03
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no0tic <deleted><reply> Hi, how can I help you? LjL
Added on: 2008-01-25 03:03:51
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2011-04-11 20:22:56
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guishell <deleted><reply> Several "hybrid" GUI command line interfaces are in development, see: http://www.bterm.org/ - http://linux.pte.hu/…pipas/CUI/ - http://hotwire-shell.org/ LjL
Added on: 2008-01-25 16:37:28
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-03-23 02:47:21
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enablesources chrepo <reply> Enable the standard Ubuntu repositories by going to System > Administration > Software Sources - See !repositories for detailed information LjL
Added on: 2008-01-26 03:07:22
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-01-26 03:07:45
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resetpanels resetpanel panels <reply> To reset the GNOME panel to defaults, type this in a !terminal: gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/panel && killall gnome-panel LjL
Added on: 2008-01-27 02:26:16
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-03-28 01:44:51
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wastrel-#ubuntu-offtopic drm-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> sometimes wastrel cries LjL
Added on: 2008-01-28 16:47:46
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-12-18 02:36:11
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worst-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> This factoid is supposed to be pretty terrible. Please contact rodserling if you find a factoid worse than this, in order to improve, I mean pejorate, this useless conglomerate of words, thank you, well not really. Worst is also the dutch word for sausage. LjL
Added on: 2008-01-31 03:56:37
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2011-08-17 08:07:37
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irccouncil ircc irc-council <reply> The Ubuntu IRC Council is the team governance council for the the Ubuntu IRC channels on the freenode network - For serious inquiries please join #ubuntu-irc-council or email irc-council@lists.ubuntu.com - See also https://wiki.ubuntu.…IrcCouncil Pici
Added on: 2008-01-31 19:36:19
Last edited by nhandler
Last modified: 2011-04-24 17:04:17
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ack <reply> fin LjL
Added on: 2008-01-31 22:50:39
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moo-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> There are no easter eggs in this bot. Pici
Added on: 2008-02-01 20:03:32
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