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studiorepo <reply>All Ubuntu Studio packages are included in the official Ubuntu repos. However, Ubuntu Studio 7.04 had its own custom addon repository. This is no longer supported or available. gnomefreak
Added on: 2007-10-16 13:16:46
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2008-05-18 21:01:47
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stupidbot <deleted>stupid elky_work
Added on: 2008-09-24 06:41:47
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-06-10 19:46:10
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subversion an open source application used for revision control. It is sometimes abbreviated to svn in reference to the name of its command line interface. Look here for a Subversion How To on Ubuntu: https://help.ubuntu.…Subversion nalioth
Added on: 2006-08-27 02:03:51
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sudo rootsudo root password rootpassword su <reply> sudo is a command to run command-line programs with superuser privileges ("root") (also see !cli). Look at https://help.ubuntu.…y/RootSudo for more information. For graphical applications see !pkexec (for older releases: !gksu and !kdesudo). If you're unable to execute commands with sudo see: http://www.psychocat…tu/fixsudo LjL
Added on: 2006-06-25 16:49:59
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-06-25 22:59:22
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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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sunbird <reply> Mozilla Sunbird™ is a cross-platform calendar application, built upon Mozilla Toolkit. Our goal is to bring Mozilla-style ease-of-use to your calendar, without tying you to a particular storage solution. Hawkwind
Added on: 2006-10-24 04:29:32
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sup-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> The ceiling. Actually, in my case it's the PSU. LjL
Added on: 2009-03-24 17:27:43
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superkaramba karamba an application that gives you interactive eye-candy on your desktop. To get themes for it, head over to http://kde-look.org apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:07:06
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support <reply>The official ubuntu support channel is #ubuntu. Also see http://ubuntu.com/support and http://ubuntuforums.org and http://askubuntu.com apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:13:34
Last edited by elky
Last modified: 2011-01-20 10:17:22
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support-#kubuntu <reply> The official Kubuntu support channel is #kubuntu. Also see http://www.kubuntu.c…upport.php Pici
Added on: 2008-07-08 15:59:07
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support-#kubuntu-devel <reply> The official Kubuntu support channel is #kubuntu. Please be aware that this channel is for development only. Pici
Added on: 2009-01-16 19:35:42
Last edited by stdin
Last modified: 2009-01-16 23:18:04
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support-#kubuntu-offtopic <reply> The official Kubuntu support channel is #kubuntu. Also see http://kubuntu.org/support and http://kubuntuforums.org and http://askubuntu.com jussi
Added on: 2013-08-15 12:52:52
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support-#ubuntu+1 offtopic-#ubuntu+1 <reply> #ubuntu+1 handles support for the development version of Ubuntu. Please join #ubuntu for all other Ubuntu support. Chat in #ubuntu-offtopic. Pici
Added on: 2009-05-05 18:55:10
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-05-05 18:55:17
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support-#ubuntu-classroom support-#ubuntu-classroom-chat <reply> For general questions or support, please use our support channel, #ubuntu nhandler
Added on: 2010-03-06 13:35:19
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support-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> The official Ubuntu support channel is #ubuntu (see http://ubuntu.com/support and http://ubuntuforums.org as well). Please be aware that this channel is mainly for other discussion. LjL
Added on: 2007-01-28 21:19:04
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-03-27 19:14:38
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support-#ubuntuforums <reply> This is the Ubuntu Forums Community Chat, and is mainly used for offtopic conversations. If you are looking for support, please try #ubuntu. Thanks! Seveas
Added on: 2007-01-15 22:18:18
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2012-06-30 19:41:36
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support-#ubuntuforums-beginners <reply> This channel is for the Ubuntu Beginners Transitioning team. While we'll be glad to help you, you may find better luck in #ubuntu or one of the more specialised support channels. ompaul
Added on: 2007-03-07 20:00:51
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support-#ubuntustudio-devel <reply> This is the Ubuntu Studio development channel. Our official support channel is on #ubuntustudio. Also see http://ubuntuforums.….php?f=335 IdleOne
Added on: 2013-02-12 12:24:25
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support-#xubuntu <reply> As most of the Ubuntu channels, #xubuntu is English only. A list of the localized Ubuntu channels can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.…_channels. These channels will most probably be able to give Xubuntu support too. For alternative Xubuntu support options, please see http://xubuntu.org/help/. somerville32
Added on: 2007-01-11 08:54:11
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2015-12-01 20:48:06
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supybot-#ubuntu-bots <reply> ubottu is a supybot with custom plugins, for help with other supybot plugins ask in #supybot stdin
Added on: 2009-03-15 13:33:54
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surround <reply> If you're having trouble getting surround sound working in Ubuntu, try the instructions on this page: https://help.ubuntu.…roundSound LjL
Added on: 2011-05-30 19:14:25
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svg Scalable Vector Graphics, a language used for graphical applications in XML, and a W3 recommendation. SVG Editors: Inkscape, Karbon14 apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 20:27:51
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svn Subversion: an open-source revision control system, which aims to be a compelling replacement for CVS. See http://subversion.apache.org/ Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:19:15
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:20:30
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swap used to move unused programs and data out of main memory to make your system faster. It can also be used as extra memory if you don't have enough. See https://help.ubuntu.…ty/SwapFaq for more info Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:02:26
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syn <reply> FIN... FIN!!!... GO AWAY!!! FIN. Spec
Added on: 2007-10-16 22:09:20
Last edited by Seveas
Last modified: 2008-02-20 08:09:36
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synaptic <reply> A Graphical Package Manager. For a good howto see https://help.ubuntu.…apticHowto apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:41:59
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-07-11 03:39:11
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synaptics touchpad <reply> For a comprehensive Synaptics Touchpad guide, see https://help.ubuntu.…csTouchpad apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 12:12:34
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synce <reply> Details of setting up synce-serial at: https://help.ubuntu.…ketPCHowto ompaul
Added on: 2006-08-03 11:32:16
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syncrequest <reply> Helpful information for filing a sync request can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.…estProcess Pici
Added on: 2009-10-15 13:19:44
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synergy-#ubuntuforums <reply> Synergy is a means for the best threads on forums around the internet to be read by the masses. When a community admin or one of their delegated usergroups submits a thread, it enters the forum's "submission queue". Once every x hours (this number will be variable and based upon a number of factors) a thread from the queue will be accepted by the system at Zoints.com and then propagated across all Sy PriceChild
Added on: 2007-02-08 21:54:59
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synopsis-#ubuntu-motu The synopsis line (the short description) should be concise. See http://www.debian.or…g-synopsis for Best Practices. Myrtti
Added on: 2009-01-26 14:08:57
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sysinfo-#ubuntuforums <reply> Please do not use sysinfo scripts in this channel. Doing so will result in a warning then ban. PriceChild
Added on: 2007-02-27 19:25:18
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sysresccd <reply> SystemRescueCd is a Linux system on a bootable CD-ROM. It contains a number of admin tools including gparted and partimage. http://sysresccd.org/Main_Page ompaul
Added on: 2007-02-27 21:16:25
Last edited by Seveas
Last modified: 2007-03-04 12:21:38
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sysrq reisub <reply> In an emergency, you may be able to shutdown cleanly and reboot by holding down Alt+PrintScreen and typing slowly, in succession, R, E, I, S, U and B. For an explanation, see http://en.wikipedia.…_SysRq_key ompaul
Added on: 2008-09-12 20:29:51
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2016-02-16 19:59:18
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systemd the default init system for Ubuntu 15.04 onwards. For information on transitioning from upstart to systemd, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…startUsers For a guide to basic service management with systemd, see https://www.digitalo…-and-units Pici
Added on: 2014-02-14 14:10:03
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-05-23 04:54:25
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systemd-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Everyone arguing about systemd is wrong. See http://uselessd.dark…tiSystemd/ and ask a chanop to do @random systemd sysvinit to decide a winner. rww
Added on: 2014-10-21 19:13:02
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2016-02-09 00:33:35
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ta-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> The Arabic letter ت signifies a soft T, and is used as a smiley by yipe and almost no one else. LjL
Added on: 2006-10-26 03:06:28
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tab autocomplete tabcompletion nicktab usetab nick completion nick complete <reply> You can use your <tab> key for autocompletion of nicknames in IRC, as well as for completion of filenames and programs on the command line. apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 23:58:52
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-07-23 18:22:24
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tags <reply> We use some common tags for tracking bugs on Launchpad.net See https://wiki.ubuntu.…/Bugs/Tags for common usage. PriceChild
Added on: 2007-06-04 14:27:27
Last edited by Tm_T
Last modified: 2010-09-21 07:45:34
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takk <deleted><alias> thanks Pici
Added on: 2010-05-14 01:56:20
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-05-14 01:57:35
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tango a style guideline and icon set. It can be found and read about at http://tango-project.org Seveas
Added on: 2006-11-22 21:57:04
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tar tgz tar.gz bz2 7z compression tar.bz2 gz ace 7zip 7-zip <reply> Files with extensions .tar, .gz, .tgz, .zip, .bz2, .7z, .ace and other archive file formats can be opened with file-roller (GNOME) or Ark (KDE) - Also see https://help.ubuntu.…ompression Seveas
Added on: 2006-08-11 14:55:35
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tar-#kubuntu tgz-#kubuntu tar.gz-#kubuntu bz2-#kubuntu 7z-#kubuntu zip-#kubuntu compression-#kubuntu tar.bz2-#kubuntu gz-#kubuntu ace-#kubuntu 7zip-#kubuntu <reply> Files with extensions .tar, .gz, .tgz, .zip, .bz2, .7z, .ace and other archive file formats can be opened with ark - also see https://help.ubuntu.…ompression Mez
Added on: 2006-10-28 06:11:09
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tarball <reply> Files with ".tar.gz", ".tar.bz2" or ".tgz" extensions are compressed archive formats, similar to ZIP files. See !tar for extracting them. Some of these files contain programs in source code form; see !compile for getting them to run. LjL
Added on: 2006-10-29 18:09:46
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tasksel <reply>Tasksel is a Debian/Ubuntu tool that installs multiple related packages as a co-ordinated "task" onto your system, see https://help.ubuntu.…ty/Tasksel for more information. Use tasksel only to INSTALL tasks, not to remove them. It will remove every package listed within the removed task! see https://launchpad.ne…ugs/574287 Tm_T
Added on: 2011-02-10 13:14:44
Last edited by Tm_T
Last modified: 2011-02-10 14:08:44
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tb1.5 <deleted><reply> To upgrade thunderbird to 1.5 please see: https://wiki.ubuntu.…NewVersion gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-06-21 03:08:43
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-05-05 19:09:10
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tea a very British beverage made from infusing leaves of various tea plants in hot water. Mez
Added on: 2009-04-02 13:04:31
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team-#xubuntu-devel akxwi-dave, bluesabre, dkessel, flocculant, jjfrv8, knome, krytarik, ochosi, pleia2, slickymaster and Unit193 knome
Added on: 2013-11-14 15:17:40
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2017-05-12 20:04:09
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teamspeak the proprietry VoIP software see: https://help.ubuntu.…/TeamSpeak For a open source alternative consider using Mumble http://mumble.sourceforge.net/ ompaul
Added on: 2007-11-23 21:04:16
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:43:42
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techboard tb <reply> You can contact the technical board via email on technical-board AT lists DOT ubuntu DOT com Mez
Added on: 2007-10-16 21:04:43
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-01-02 03:05:24
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