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plasma5 <reply> Kubuntu Plasma 5 is a tech preview. To test it out, see http://cdimage.ubunt…e/current/ . If you find a bug, you can also check it with kubuntu-ci images for latest builds. rww
Added on: 2014-10-24 19:39:39
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planet blogs <reply> Planet Ubuntu (blogs of Ubuntu developers and members) can be found at http://planet.ubuntu.com apokryphos
Added on: 2006-10-06 22:07:15
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pl polish poland <reply> Na tym kanale używamy tylko języka angielskiego. Możesz uzyskać pomoc w języku polskim na #ubuntu-pl. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:07:18
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2009-09-07 19:41:19
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pkexec <reply> pkexec is a PolicyKit tool that allows an authorized user to run (graphical) applications as another user, similar to !gksu. knome
Added on: 2015-06-25 22:56:08
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piracy warez illegal cracking <reply> piracy discussion and other questionably legal practices are not welcome in the Ubuntu channels. Please take this discussion elsewhere or abstain from it altogether. This includes linking to pirated software, music, and video. Also see !guidelines and !o4o elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-03-11 14:52:32
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-07-19 19:43:02
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pinning pin an advanced feature that APT can use to prefer particular packages over others. See https://help.ubuntu.…nningHowto apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:57:41
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ping <reply> pong! Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-07-11 15:58:48
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Last modified: 2013-08-09 11:51:46
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pineapple <deleted><alias> stop dax
Added on: 2016-03-31 07:04:07
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Last modified: 2016-03-31 07:05:30
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pie-#ubuntu-offtopic sugar-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>PIE PIE PIE, mmm PI PI PI http://farm4.static.…6a3615.jpg Seveas
Added on: 2008-02-03 19:43:21
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2015-03-15 01:41:36
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pidgin gaim <reply> The Instant Messenger client Pidgin (formerly Gaim) (https://help.ubuntu.…ty/Pidgin) supports MSN, XMPP (Jabber, GTalk and variants), AIM, Gadu-Gadu, Novell Groupwise, ICQ, YIM, IRC and others. See also !Kopete tonyyarusso
Added on: 2007-04-08 08:06:32
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:53:50
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pickup <reply> Just a tip: talking about finding and/or picking up guys/chicks is rude to the people of whichever gender who are in this channel and dont feel like being 'found' or 'picked up'. This is not a speed dating channel. elkbuntu
Added on: 2008-08-14 10:46:13
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Last modified: 2008-08-14 10:48:53
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pici <deleted>stuck in a factoid factory! Send help! Pici
Added on: 2007-10-17 17:36:26
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Last modified: 2014-07-22 13:04:22
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picasa <reply>You can no longer use picasa in linux natively. It's !wine !appdb profile can be found at http://appdb.winehq.…p;iId=2024 Seveas
Added on: 2006-11-06 00:04:39
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2012-10-13 23:21:44
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picard a digital audio fingerprinting/tagging program using the MusicBrainz online music database, not unlike freedb. It can be used to identify *and* tag files in your music collection. Usage instructions: http://musicbrainz.o…WithPicard ; Ubuntu installation instructions: http://musicbrainz.o…nuxInstall gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-08-26 02:31:18
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:33:31
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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
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php4 <reply> PHP4 has reached its End Of Life and as such is not in any Ubuntu release after Edgy (6.10). For PHP's announcement see http://us2.php.net/a…07-07-13-1 Pici
Added on: 2008-05-15 16:56:34
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php <reply> PHP is an HTML-embedded scripting language. A command-line only version can be installed in Ubuntu with the "php5-cli" package. See also !lamp for integrated server PHP. The Ubuntu server PHP5 guide is found at https://help.ubuntu.…/php5.html Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 02:23:01
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-07-27 16:44:01
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phone nexus7 tablet touch phablet ubuntu-touch <reply> Information about the Ubuntu Touch platform for Phone and Tablet is available here https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch . Support and discussion in #ubuntu-touch IdleOne
Added on: 2013-01-02 19:42:52
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-05-02 05:14:32
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phcoder2 when someone comes in with a problem that i can't solve, like midas3 who <deleted>trying to use grub 1.99's USB support but no devices are listed by the "usb" command, do you mind me pinging you if I think you might be able to help? Jordan_U
Added on: 2011-12-30 21:08:33
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Last modified: 2012-01-31 03:34:36
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phablet-source <reply> source code for the phone and tablet apps is at https://code.launchp…blet-team/ AlanBell
Added on: 2013-02-22 00:24:56
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ph tagalog <reply> Join #ubuntu-ph for tagalog Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 00:32:23
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pgp <reply>gpg is the GNU Privacy Guard. See https://help.ubuntu.…GuardHowto and class #8 on https://wiki.ubuntu.…ranscripts | Watch http://static.screen…atePGP.ogv Pici
Added on: 2009-01-18 19:40:45
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Last modified: 2012-05-12 10:26:48
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petition <reply> We appreciate your effort to bring issues you find important to attention; however, this channel's policy is to keep it strictly about Ubuntu technical support. You may try #ubuntu-offtopic instead (but try at least to participate in any conversation that ensues), or other venues. LjL
Added on: 2011-05-24 19:49:36
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Last modified: 2011-05-24 19:55:28
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persistence <reply> To have some persistent storage when using a Live CD, follow the instructions on https://help.ubuntu.…ersistence Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 15:11:04
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permissions chown permission file permissions chmod <reply> An explanation of what file permissions are and how they can be manipulated can be found at https://help.ubuntu.…ermissions Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 22:07:19
Last edited by nickrud
Last modified: 2008-06-23 07:08:40
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perl-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted>an ancient american word meaning "i can't code C" Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-15 21:45:14
Last edited by Myrtti
Last modified: 2009-06-14 09:53:18
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people in the ubuntu irc chat providing some quick assistance and that was all that i asked for. there no need to be such an asshole about it! Enough said from me, as you are holier than thou, this will not phase you at all! Good day to you ikonia
Added on: 2016-06-12 09:38:23
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people <reply> Mostly !trolls, but sometimes other kinds of !people. aubade
Added on: 2013-12-28 21:37:56
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pdpc <deleted><reply> <reply> The Peer-Directed Projects Center was the not-for-profit organization that ran !freenode (The IRC network that hosts this channel). See also http://blog.freenode…-bye-pdpc/ Pici
Added on: 2009-12-29 15:56:53
Last edited by ezri
Last modified: 2016-03-09 21:24:31
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pdf acrobat <reply>The Portable Document Format is created by Adobe; PDF files are viewable in Ubuntu with Xpdf, Okular, Evince and also Adobe Reader (free download, but closed source) bimberi
Added on: 2006-07-31 07:34:53
Last edited by jussi
Last modified: 2011-04-28 15:21:23
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pbuilder pbuilder howto a system to easily build packages in a clean chroot environment. To get started with PBuilder, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…ilderHowto Hobbsee
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:48:29
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Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:39:28
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path <reply>The $PATH variable tells the shell where to look for the commands you tell it to run. See https://help.ubuntu.…_variables Pricey
Added on: 2013-05-30 22:47:48
Last edited by AlanBell
Last modified: 2013-11-27 11:22:08
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patch <reply> Patches are files describing the changes in code to achieve some results. There are a number of ways these can be produced, but https://wiki.ubuntu.…s/HowToFix and http://developer.ubu…kages.html may provide some useful guidelines. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-12-01 12:13:47
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-03-23 02:46:12
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pastebinit-#ubuntu-se <reply> pastebinit är kommando-motsvarigheten av !pastebin. Utskrifter från kommandon och annan text kan skickas genom pastebinit, som sedan returnerar den URL där utskriften finns att läsa. För att använda pastebinit, installera paketet « pastebinit » från pakethanteraren. Användandet är enkelt; kommando | pastebinit -b http://paste.ubuntu.com tsimpson
Added on: 2011-08-30 10:25:58
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Last modified: 2011-08-30 10:31:46
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pastebinit <reply> pastebinit is the command-line equivalent of !pastebin - Command output, or other text can be redirected to pastebinit, which then reports an URL containing the output - To use pastebinit, install the « pastebinit » package from a package manager - Simple usage: command | pastebinit genii
Added on: 2009-06-01 23:40:16
Last edited by genii
Last modified: 2017-05-30 21:35:12
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pastebin-#kubuntu <deleted><reply> For posting multi-line texts into the channel, please use http://paste.kde.org | To post !screenshots use http://imgur.com/ !pastebinit to paste directly from command line | Make sure you give us the URL for your paste - see also the channel topic. tonyyarusso
Added on: 2007-02-27 23:39:07
Last edited by valorie
Last modified: 2017-04-16 23:57:08
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pastebin paste flood flooding pb pasting <reply> For posting multi-line texts into the channel, please use https://paste.ubuntu.com | To post !screenshots use https://imgur.com/ !pastebinit to paste directly from command line | Make sure you give us the URL for your paste - see also the channel topic. LjL
Added on: 2006-06-24 18:47:46
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 07:13:45
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paste-#ubuntu-uk <reply> Pastebin is a service to post large texts so you don't flood the channel. The Ubuntu pastebin is at http://pastebin.ubuntu-uk.org (make sure you give us the URL for your paste - see also the #ubuntu channel topic) PriceChild
Added on: 2007-05-10 17:47:14
Last edited by PriceChild
Last modified: 2007-05-10 17:48:29
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paste-#ubuntu-gr <reply> Το pastebin είναι μια υπηρεσία για να δημοσιεύετε κείμενα που πιάνουν πάνω από 4 σειρές ώστε να μην φορτώνεται/γεμίζει το κανάλι. Το pastebin μας βρίσκεται στο http://pastebin.ubuntu-gr.org (μετά την δημοσίευση μην ξεχάσετε να μας δώσετε το URL για το κείμενο). LjL
Added on: 2009-03-10 17:51:40
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password passwords lostpassword pass <reply> Forgot your password? See https://help.ubuntu.…stPassword What's the root password? See !sudo. Don't see *** in password prompts? That's normal. Sudo doesn't ask for your password? It remembers you for several minutes. Please use strong passwords, see https://help.ubuntu.…gPasswords Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 11:02:45
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2008-09-18 15:22:37
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party parties release-party countdown <reply> Please remember that #ubuntu, #kubuntu, #xubuntu, #edubuntu, and #lubuntu are support channels. To countdown to !$curDevelLower release and then party once it happens, join #ubuntu-release-party - For in-person parties, see http://loco.ubuntu.c…obal/3339/ tonyyarusso
Added on: 2007-04-19 05:37:00
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-04-13 15:02:32
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partner partners <reply> Canonical's partner repositories provide a location for software vendors to publish applications. The repo itself can be added by running this in a !terminal: « sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner" » PriceChild
Added on: 2007-01-16 21:37:44
Last edited by genii-around
Last modified: 2012-11-09 20:42:46
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partitionmanager <reply> PartitionManager is a !KDE !GUI partitioning program. Use !Muon or !Synaptic to install or type « sudo apt-get install partitionmanager » in a !terminal tsimpson
Added on: 2009-05-01 14:06:51
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2014-05-09 15:03:54
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partialupgrade-#ubuntu+1 partial-#ubuntu+1 <reply> Partial upgrades during the develpment cycle, or excessive removals are often due to repository inconsistencies, the best fix is often to simply wait. See http://ubuntuforums.…?t=1751299 for more info. IdleOne
Added on: 2011-05-19 15:31:33
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partialupgrade <deleted><reply> Partial upgrades offered by update-manager, or excessive removals by "apt-get dist-upgrade" are often due to repository inconsistencies, the best fix is often to simply wait, see http://ubuntuforums.…?t=1751299 for more info. IdleOne
Added on: 2011-05-19 15:13:08
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-05-19 15:31:09
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partial <deleted><alias> partialupgrade IdleOne
Added on: 2011-05-19 15:13:18
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Last modified: 2011-05-19 15:32:36
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papercut <reply>A papercut is a trivially fixable usability bug in a central Ubuntu component. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…m/PaperCut for more info jussi
Added on: 2010-12-27 18:28:44
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pamerror pamerr <reply> If you're receiving 404 errors while updating pam today, the developers have identified a package regression and have pulled the update. For details see https://launchpad.ne…ugs/790538 Pici
Added on: 2011-05-31 13:02:22
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-05-31 13:09:22
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pambug <deleted><reply> If you're receiving https://bugs.launchp…bug/790538 Pici
Added on: 2011-05-31 13:06:02
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Last modified: 2011-05-31 13:06:16
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pam <reply> PAM is plugable authentication modules AlanBell
Added on: 2013-01-03 09:14:51
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