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42 the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. Madpilot
Added on: 2009-05-08 16:36:36
Last edited by Jordan_U
Last modified: 2013-12-11 06:12:35
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owner $hr$Be sure to drink your ovaltine! botmaster master <reply> This bot is owned by Pici, and hosted on a Linode - http://linode.com - Questions about ubottu should be asked in #ubuntu-bots-team or #ubuntu-bots-devel Seveas
Added on: 2007-03-31 16:28:04
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2015-08-04 21:59:54
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spam <reply> Please don't spam Mez
Added on: 2007-02-11 16:34:50
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-01-18 06:12:29
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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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rainbow-#ubuntu-offtopic peace-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> 06G13i05v04e 07p08e03a09c10e 11a 02c12h06a13n05c04e07! 08M03a09k10e 11c02o12l06o13r05s 04n07o08t 03w09a10r11! 02♥ rww
Added on: 2011-03-04 06:17:01
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2016-01-03 01:19:06
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schedule <deleted><reply> A schedule of Trusty Tahr (14.04) release milestones can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.…seSchedule Seveas
Added on: 2006-07-05 20:51:52
Last edited by genii
Last modified: 2014-02-18 17:46:18
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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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metapackage meta-package <reply> A meta-package is a package that simply depends upon other packages and brings them in. It's not a real package, but a very useful package that can drag in other package versions. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:22:35
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etiquette-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Unsure how you should behave on this channel? See !CoC, !Guidelines, !Offtopic, !Language, !Attitude, !Repeat, !Enter, !Paste, !NickSpam, !AskTheBot, !Offtopic4Offtopic - and most importantly, use common sense :-) LjL
Added on: 2007-01-22 02:17:50
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-01-18 06:15:25
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thunderbird <deleted><reply> Thunderbird is a free email client, capable of close cooperation with Firefox (both by the Mozilla Foundation). To make Thunderbird links open in Firefox, see http://ubuntuforums.…hp?t=60427 gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-06-21 03:07:12
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:22:36
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xorgconf xorg.conf <reply> The /etc/X11/xorg.conf file is deprecated, but sometimes may still be needed to pass values to specific drivers. See `man xorg.conf` for file structure and syntax. For Ubuntu-specific documentation and more information, see also https://wiki.ubuntu.…m/X/Config topyli
Added on: 2011-10-28 18:26:10
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:29:06
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ekiga sip an Internet telephony application included with Ubuntu, which supports the SIP and H323 protocols. Information and help at https://help.ubuntu.…nity/Ekiga LjL
Added on: 2009-03-03 19:27:24
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identify <reply> You can identify to NickServ automatically when connecting to freenode. See https://freenode.net…nswer/sasl for more information. When identifying manually, do NOT send the command from a channel's tab, as a typo will give away your password. If that happens, identify and then type « /msg NickServ set password <new-password> » in the server tab as soon as possible. LjL
Added on: 2008-02-09 03:30:18
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2018-03-29 19:56:37
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zfs <reply> For information concerning ZFS and Ubuntu, see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ZFS Spec
Added on: 2007-06-06 23:57:50
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prevu <deleted>an automated, personal backporting utility. Check out https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Prevu for more details PriceChild
Added on: 2007-01-17 03:41:59
Last edited by IdleOne
Last modified: 2013-03-23 02:46:25
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nounity <reply> Ubuntu 11.10 and higher use GNOME 3 with the !unity shell by default. To use GNOME Shell instead, from 12.10 and up install the "ubuntu-gnome-desktop" package. From 11.04 to 12.04, install the "gnome-shell" package and investigate "gnome-tweak-tool". For GNOME Fallback mode, which is similar to GNOME 2, install "gnome-panel". Both packages will place entries in the Sessions dropdown. Using Natty? See !classic jrib
Added on: 2011-10-13 15:04:36
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2014-01-21 03:56:58
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reiserfs reiser a journalling file system, which outperforms many others on I/O operations, but has drawbacks (such as increasing likelihood of data loss, and introducing latency unsuitable for gaming or real-time audio). Using !ext4, the default on Ubuntu, is *highly* recommended. A read-only Windows driver is available at http://p-nand-q.com/…stool.html Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:33:32
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2011-10-31 20:06:56
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squid a caching proxy for the Web. See: https://help.ubuntu.…SquidGuard See: http://www.squid-cache.org ompaul
Added on: 2008-06-29 01:37:11
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:33:49
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smack* <reply> Ouch, that hurt! Amaranth
Added on: 2007-08-10 23:04:10
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2007-08-10 23:04:46
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kompozer a WYSIWYG HTML editor for easily creating web pages, and the continuation of the dead Nvu project. It is available in !Universe on !Gutsy and later releases. Note that there is a GTK incompatibility in !Intrepid and !Jaunty, so users of those releases should use the !PPA at https://launchpad.ne…rchive/ppa instead. tonyyarusso
Added on: 2007-04-23 01:47:58
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Last modified: 2009-10-24 19:23:53
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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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errors <reply> If you have problems or errors, you will need to describe/paste them. Please use the !pastebin for errors that cannot be quoted in a single IRC message LjL
Added on: 2006-12-14 19:48:01
Last edited by LjL
Last modified: 2008-11-06 23:30:21
Requested 167 times
yum <reply>Uh, don't you mean !apt ? elky
Added on: 2009-03-17 11:23:24
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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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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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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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fluxbuntu <deleted><reply>fluxbuntu is a LPAE-standard compliant, Ubuntu-based derivative that maintains the goal of running on a wide range of mobile devices and computers (low-end & high-end). It is lightweight, swift and efficient. | Support Channel: #fluxbuntu on freenode | Homepage: http://fluxbuntu.org/ imbrandon
Added on: 2006-07-03 05:49:16
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:23:17
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ies4linux <deleted><reply> is a script that quickly and effortlessly helps you install 3 versions of IE in Wine. Information can be found at http://www.tatanka.c…/Main_Page including instructions specifically for Ubuntu. ies4linux is aimed at web designers and ie-only sites, so please, dont use any of the IEs to navigate! Use !browsers ! elkbuntu
Added on: 2007-03-29 15:19:57
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:29:49
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deluge a Bittorrent client, created using Python and GTK+, intended to bring a native, full-featured client to !GTK environments such as GNOME and Xfce. See http://deluge-torrent.org/ for more information or the package 'deluge-torrent' in the package repositories. LjL
Added on: 2006-12-28 20:42:49
Last edited by Unit193
Last modified: 2016-10-10 01:54:32
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plymouth <reply> Plymouth is an application that runs very early in the boot process (even before the root filesystem is mounted!) that provides a graphical boot animation while the boot process happens in the background. To change your Plymouth theme use « sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth && sudo update-initramfs -u » Pici
Added on: 2010-12-02 14:07:39
Last edited by Jordan_U
Last modified: 2013-04-29 00:05:35
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b white_eagle-#ubuntu-offtopic an IRC channel mode that you don't want on your hostmask. LjL
Added on: 2007-09-18 21:26:05
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2009-07-15 13:13:01
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usn <reply> Please see https://usn.ubuntu.com/ for information about recent Ubuntu security updates. ompaul
Added on: 2007-06-26 23:19:27
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2018-05-07 18:31:40
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hoary hoary hedgehog hedgehog <reply> Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog) was the second release of Ubuntu. End Of Life: October 31, 2006. See !eol for more details. Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-17 23:16:35
Last edited by Amaranth
Last modified: 2007-07-31 14:18:37
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truecrypt <reply> Truecrypt is a free open-source on-the-fly disk encryption software. See https://help.ubuntu.…ddenVolume Pici
Added on: 2008-02-07 20:31:14
Last edited by Flannel
Last modified: 2010-04-17 23:57:46
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hal open the pod bay doors-#ubuntu-offtopic in the process of being deprecated. See https://wiki.ubuntu.…Halsectomy and http://en.wikipedia.…tion_layer for more info. Tm_T
Added on: 2008-03-01 19:27:34
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:44:22
Requested 158 times
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
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2017-10-30 06:39:28
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nouveau an open-source nvidia driver included by default since Ubuntu 10.04. Currently, 3D rendering is only partially supported. More information can be found at http://nouveau.freed….org/wiki/ | See !nvidia for the closed-source Nvidia driver. Hobbsee
Added on: 2007-08-09 09:03:42
Last edited by rww
Last modified: 2011-05-23 22:49:26
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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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quietirc <deleted><reply> To ignore joins/parts/quits in your favorite IRC client, see http://wiki.xkcd.com…t_messages Pici
Added on: 2013-11-19 16:18:33
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2019-10-28 14:57:12
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pici <deleted>stuck in a factoid factory! Send help! Pici
Added on: 2007-10-17 17:36:26
Last edited by Pici
Last modified: 2014-07-22 13:04:22
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artful aardvark 17.10 <reply> Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) was the 27th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on July 19th, 2018. See !eol and https://lists.ubuntu…04483.html Pici
Added on: 2017-04-20 18:18:35
Last edited by hggdh
Last modified: 2018-08-22 13:14:19
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netflix <reply> If you use Netflix, there is an unofficial solution for using it in Ubuntu detailed in http://www.compholio…x-desktop/ - bug reports in https://bugs.launchp…ix-desktop Tm_T
Added on: 2012-11-19 12:48:52
Last edited by Tm_T
Last modified: 2012-12-20 10:45:22
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devilspie a tool that can perform actions on windows when running applications. Actions include resizing, positioning, pinning etc. Use the package gdevilspie to configure from GUI, or see usage information at https://help.ubuntu.…/Devilspie Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-23 19:34:05
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-08-21 20:23:21
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yy.mm <reply> Ubuntu version numbers are: YY.MM (YY=release year,MM=release month). Each year sees two releases, so just specifying YY is imprecise. See also https://www.ubuntu.c…ease-cycle hggdh
Added on: 2019-01-08 00:40:20
Last edited by hggdh
Last modified: 2019-01-25 22:20:18
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apt-file a program that can tell you which package(s) contain(s) a given filename. To install it and generate the database it needs, run "sudo apt-get install apt-file && sudo apt-file update" Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 13:52:18
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zip file-roller ark <reply> Files with extensions .tar, .gz, .tgz, .zip, .bz2, .7z, .ace and other archive file formats can be opened with file-roller (GNOME), Ark (KDE), or Xarchiver (XFCE) - Also see https://help.ubuntu.…ompression Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-18 15:55:25
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Last modified: 2007-07-26 06:10:54
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amd ati fglrx amdgpu <reply> Open drivers for AMD cards: amdgpu (cards >= GCN1.2 aka GCN 3rd gen), radeon (older cards). AMD has a closed driver named amdgpu-pro that supports the same cards as amdgpu, but it is generally unnecessary. FGLRX is not supported in any current Ubuntu version or in this channel. For info on GCN levels, see https://en.wikipedia…sing_units knome
Added on: 2015-08-03 19:17:31
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2019-09-23 00:47:05
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openbox a lightweight window manager. For instructions and more information see https://help.ubuntu.…ty/Openbox gnomefreak
Added on: 2006-07-20 01:50:38
Last edited by tsimpson
Last modified: 2011-03-03 21:33:22
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sshd <reply> SSH is the Secure SHell protocol, sshd is the server (or daemon) of SSH. For setting up the SSH server, please see: https://help.ubuntu.…erver.html . Advanced SSH uses: https://help.ubuntu.…H/Advanced . For SSH client information, see !ssh . Related: !scp (Secure CoPy) Pici
Added on: 2008-09-30 18:26:26
Last edited by knome
Last modified: 2015-07-27 16:44:18
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cinelerra <deleted><reply> Cinelerra is a video editor and compositor that cannot be included in Ubuntu for legal reasons. Install instructions can be found on http://cvs.cinelerra…php#ubuntu Seveas
Added on: 2006-06-19 08:27:22
Last edited by dax
Last modified: 2016-03-31 15:35:12
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