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scanners <reply> Scanning software: XSane, the GIMP (GNOME), Skanlite (KDE). For instructions see https://help.ubuntu.…nningHowTo and to see supported hardware: https://wiki.ubuntu.…tsScanners - See also !OCR Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-04-07 15:23:25
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2008-11-05 11:59:40
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scanner <reply> Scanning software: simple-scan (GNOME), Gwenview (KDE), Xsane. For instructions see https://help.ubuntu.…nningHowTo and to see supported hardware: https://wiki.ubuntu.…tsScanners - See also !OCR apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 10:34:05
Last edited by bazhang
Last modified: 2010-05-08 15:37:43
Requested 45 times
sbuild a system to easily build packages in a clean schroot environment. To get started with SBuild, see https://help.ubuntu.…ldLVMHowto LaserJock
Added on: 2007-11-21 06:52:27
Last edited by Hobbsee
Last modified: 2007-11-21 06:53:02
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sbackup a tool to create complete and/or incremental backups (which can be scheduled to be automatic, and can be done over a network). It is available in !Universe LjL
Added on: 2006-12-13 19:57:48
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sausage-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><alias> worst-#ubuntu-offtopic Pici
Added on: 2008-02-21 04:12:59
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-08-12 12:36:13
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saucy salamander 13.10 <reply> Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) was the 19th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on July 17th, 2014. See !eol, !upgrade and https://ubottu.com/y/saucy Pici
Added on: 2013-04-25 16:29:47
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 07:03:01
Requested 471 times
sanity-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>The statistics on sanity is that one out of every four persons are suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends — if they’re okay, then it’s you. Amaranth
Added on: 2009-01-28 05:28:43
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sandwich-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>we only have fish tacos and grape soda IdleOne
Added on: 2017-03-30 18:51:29
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2017-03-30 18:57:40
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samba swat smb <reply> Samba is the way to cooperate with Windows environments. Links with more info: https://wiki.ubuntu.…ermanently and https://help.ubuntu.…samba.html Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:57:50
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-07-27 16:34:16
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sabdfl sabdlf markshuttleworth mark mark shuttlworth mark shuttleworth shuttleworth <reply> Mark "sabdfl" Shuttleworth is our favourite cosmonaut, the founder of Canonical and the primary driver behind Ubuntu. You can find pieces of his thinking at http://www.markshutt…eworth.com Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-23 11:44:04
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sa2 <reply> للغة العربية رجاء انظم #ubuntu-sa ompaul
Added on: 2006-07-02 17:07:18
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sa <reply> For the Saudi Arabia team : /join #ubuntu-sa : للانظمام الى قناة الفريق السعودي - For Arabic language support, please : /join #ubuntu-arabic : للحصول على الدعم باللغة العربية ompaul
Added on: 2006-07-02 16:44:02
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-09-30 14:28:05
Requested 388 times
s regex <deleted>*horridly* broken mneptok
Added on: 2009-11-24 04:58:23
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-12-11 20:18:22
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s around, #ubuntu-bots-devel <deleted>always a good place, but everyone seems away at the moment ikonia
Added on: 2011-04-14 19:42:00
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-04-14 19:42:23
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s !search <deleted>for factoids anyway. Pici
Added on: 2010-09-20 17:29:49
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2010-09-20 17:30:41
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runlevels runlevel <reply> In Ubuntu all runlevels except 0,1 and 6 are by default equal. Also keep in mind that Ubuntu now uses !Upstart instead of System V init so there is normally no /etc/inittab. Pici
Added on: 2008-11-17 16:12:48
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rud0lf-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> :[ Flannel
Added on: 2018-12-16 23:05:10
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ruby-#kubuntu-offtopic python-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> ruby better than python, that's a fact tsimpson
Added on: 2009-04-21 22:57:19
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ru russian russia <reply> Пожалуйста наберите /join #ubuntu-ru для получения помощи на русском языке. | Pozhalujsta naberite /join #ubuntu-ru dlya polucheniya pomoshi na russkom yazyke. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 16:15:55
Last edited by bazhang
Last modified: 2011-08-07 10:13:45
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rtfm <deleted><alias> noob Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:26:59
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2017-06-08 13:16:50
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rtf <reply> Software packages to deal with the RTF format include: abiword, catdoc, unrtf, latex2rtf (for parsing), enscript, aft, sdf, udo, wv (for creating) LjL
Added on: 2007-11-02 15:36:40
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rt realtime <reply> The RT kernel is the Linux kernel with special realtime patches applied. It is not available in Ubuntu. See also !lowlatency and https://help.ubuntu.…TimeKernel Tm_T
Added on: 2007-12-18 11:26:52
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2020-02-26 16:33:48
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rsync a fast remote file copy and synchronization program - For more see: https://help.ubuntu.…nity/rsync tsimpson
Added on: 2009-04-01 01:48:03
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rs serbian <reply> Molimo udjite u #ubuntu-rs za pomoc u vezi sa Ubuntuom na srpskom jeziku. LjL
Added on: 2007-11-11 17:31:16
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rpm alien <reply> RPM is the RedHat Package Management system. Ubuntu uses !dpkg, not RPM. RPM packages are not supported (the package "alien" can allow installing them, but it's quite dangerous and unsupported) LjL
Added on: 2006-06-25 22:25:11
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-06-01 17:01:00
Requested 1593 times
rosetta <reply>rosetta is a Web-based system for translating open source software into any language. See https://launchpad.net/rosetta tonyyarusso
Added on: 2006-12-01 01:05:19
Last edited by jussi01
Last modified: 2008-07-15 19:34:48
Requested 35 times
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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rootirc <reply> It's not technically our business, but we'd like to tell you that IRC'ing as root is a Very Bad Idea (tm). After all, doing anything as root when root is not needed is bad, and especially bad with software that connects to the Internet. LjL
Added on: 2007-09-21 17:20:07
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-09-25 18:04:50
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root <reply> Do not try to guess the root password, that is impossible. Instead, realise the truth... there is no root password. Then you will see that it is 'sudo' that grants you access and not the root password. Look at https://help.ubuntu.…y/RootSudo Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 01:18:28
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-12-05 23:00:16
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rollinghwe <reply> Since the release of 16.04.2, the setup for the !HWE kernel has changed. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…ementStack dax
Added on: 2017-03-03 16:56:31
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rodserling-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><alias> b LjL
Added on: 2009-03-26 01:36:42
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-08-16 01:16:08
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rockbox an open source firmware replacement for audio players from Archos, iRiver, Apple (iPod), and iAudio. See http://www.rockbox.org/ to get started! Seveas
Added on: 2007-01-14 18:47:57
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2007-05-04 14:21:18
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roadnav <deleted>a free street mapping and GPS navigation program with spoken directions, using free data available from the U.S. Census Bureau (TIGER, at http://www.census.go…ww/tiger/) and the OpenStreetMap project (at http://www.openstreetmap.org/) - An !Edgy compatible package can be downloaded at http://roadnav.sourc…forge.net/ LjL
Added on: 2007-03-18 14:09:53
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2019-11-27 20:44:10
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roadmap-#xubuntu-devel <reply> https://wiki.ubuntu.…u/Roadmap/ knome
Added on: 2013-11-15 07:20:08
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ro romanian romania <reply> Daca doriti ajutor sau doriti sa discutati despre Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu, intrati pe #ubuntu-ro zorglu_
Added on: 2006-10-08 20:21:21
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rms-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Richard Matthew Stallman, founder of the GNU project. See !GNU and also http://en.wikipedia.…d_Stallman LjL
Added on: 2008-11-16 22:52:36
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2019-11-03 22:46:54
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rmb cjohnston, cyphermox, Destine, ejat, hggdh, IdleOne, iulian, micahg, Pendulum, PabloRubienes, freeflying, jared, s-fox, amachu, chilicuil, rickspencer3 and popey. Meeting time. IdleOne
Added on: 2012-11-14 17:09:14
Last edited by popey
Last modified: 2014-11-19 12:10:05
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rm <reply> The Unix 'rm' command removes files and directories from the filesystem. It is an extremly powerful tool, and you should not run 'rm' commands unless you fully understand them. Do not run arbitrary 'rm' commands you see online. For a beginning guide on using terminal commands, see https://help.ubuntu.…heTerminal Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 19:07:55
Last edited by k1l_
Last modified: 2016-02-22 21:54:28
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ripping-#kubuntu rip-#kubuntu <reply> To rip an Audio CD in KDE, Choose "Open Audio CD in Dolphin" from the Device Notifier (or enter the address audiocd:/), then just copy + paste the tracks in the format you want. You can configure the settings from System Settings -> (Advanced tab) Audio Cds Mez
Added on: 2007-01-22 15:20:46
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2010-10-30 01:45:19
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ripping rip <reply> For information about the Sound Juicer ripping application see: https://help.ubuntu.…CDRipping. To rip an Audio CD in KDE, put it in and then put audiocd:// in the Konqueror URL bar apokryphos
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:04:46
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right-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> not frenocha rww
Added on: 2014-03-24 20:05:32
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-03-24 20:05:44
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richtlijnen coc-#ubuntu-nl <reply> Richtlijnen voor het verblijf in #ubuntu-nl vind je op http://www.ubuntu-nl…hap/regels Seveas
Added on: 2007-11-11 18:11:27
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-03-23 02:47:12
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revu <reply> REVU is a web-based tool to give people who have worked on Ubuntu-specific packages a chance to "put their packages out there" for other people to look at and comment on in a structured manner. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…kages/REVU Please consider maintaining new packages in Debian rather than Ubuntu, they can be easily synced across. Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-13 20:29:21
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-06-08 14:58:20
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return <deleted><alias> enter PriceChild
Added on: 2007-03-01 17:44:48
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:31:17
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restoregrub recovergrub <reply> Lost GRUB after installing Windows? See https://help.ubuntu.…estoreGrub ikonia
Added on: 2011-11-30 12:28:24
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response https://wiki.ubuntu.…/Responses Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-05-18 02:00:14
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resolvconf resolv.conf <reply>resolvconf is a set of scripts that's used to manage /etc/resolv.conf in 12.04 and later, for more information please see: http://www.stgraber.…ntu-12-04/ and https://help.ubuntu.…resolution tsimpson
Added on: 2012-05-08 13:27:02
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-07-27 16:44:50
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reslovconf <deleted>a set of scripts that's used to manage /etc/resolv.conf in 12.04, for more information please see: http://www.stgraber.…ntu-12-04/ tsimpson
Added on: 2012-05-08 13:26:07
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2012-05-08 13:27:06
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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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rescue recovery rescue cd <reply> If your system fails to boot normally, it may be useful to boot it into recovery mode. For instructions, see https://wiki.ubuntu.…coveryMode Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 18:26:44
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-05-28 17:31:32
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