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diskfree df disk-free <reply> Graphical representations of where your disk-space is being used are: baobab (GNOME), filelight / kinfocenter (Kubuntu). On the terminal: df -h -T Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-06-18 16:30:46
Requested 115 times
cvs the Concurrent Versions System, the dominant open-source network-transparent version control system; it helps to manage releases and to control concurrent editing of source files among multiple authors. See: http://www.nongnu.org/cvs/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 11:18:51
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:36:43
Requested 115 times
debootstrap used to create a !Debian or Ubuntu base system from scratch, without requiring the availability of !dpkg or !APT. It does this by downloading !.deb files from a mirror site, and carefully unpacking them into a directory you can eventually !chroot into. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebootstrapChroot for more information Added by LjL
Date: 2007-04-22 15:12:30
Last edited by Hobbsee
Date: 2008-01-02 14:49:58
Requested 115 times
ninjas-#kubuntu-devel <reply> yofel, acheronuk, tsimonq2, santa_, wxl: we need your attention! Added by stdin
Date: 2009-01-10 18:22:18
Last edited by wxl
Date: 2016-12-27 23:10:14
Requested 115 times
vn ubottu vietnam vietnam <reply> Để được trợ giúp về Ubuntu bằng ngôn ngữ Việt, xin vui lòng /join #ubuntu-vn. Rất vui lòng được giúp đỡ Added by elky
Date: 2009-02-14 14:25:20
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-02-14 14:46:03
Requested 115 times
telnet not safe. Please use ssh instead. See !ssh Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 15:45:32
Requested 116 times
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.com/Bugs/HowToFix and http://developer.ubuntu.com/packaging/html/patches-to-packages.html may provide some useful guidelines. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-12-01 12:13:47
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-03-23 02:46:12
Requested 116 times
katapult theapplication launcher for KDE, to be used with applications, bookmarks, and Amarok playlists. Once you have installed, hit Alt+f2 -> katapult, then hit Alt+Space, and type what you want. Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 10:58:05
Last edited by stdin
Date: 2008-11-06 03:01:45
Requested 117 times
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.com/community/FileCompression Added by Mez
Date: 2006-10-28 06:11:09
Requested 117 times
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 Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 11:07:06
Requested 118 times
ops-#ubuntu-server <reply> Help! Channel emergency! infinity, soren, lamont, mathiaz, Pici, Daviey, Tm_T, Corey, IdleOne, ikonia, funkyhat, Myrtti, ocean, genii, phunyguy! Added by LjL
Date: 2008-09-25 23:48:35
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2017-08-30 19:50:29
Requested 118 times
xy <reply> The XY problem is when you need to do X, and you think you can use Y to do X, so you ask about how to do Y, when what you really should do is state what your X problem is. There may be a Z solution that is even better than Y, but nobody can suggest it if X is never mentioned. Added by jrib
Date: 2011-02-28 20:13:32
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2011-02-28 20:42:15
Requested 118 times
linux virus linuxvirus <reply> The short life and hard times of a Linux Virus http://librenix.com/?inode=21 Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:15:23
Requested 119 times
libsslbug sslbug heartbleed <reply> A fix for the recent OpenSSL vulnerabilities (2014-0076 & 0160) has been pushed to the Ubuntu repositories. See http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2165-1/ and http://heartbleed.com/ for more information. Added by PriceChild
Date: 2008-05-14 01:47:38
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-06-02 06:36:09
Requested 119 times
whoami <reply> use @whoami Added by stdin
Date: 2008-09-24 09:27:27
Requested 119 times
11.10 <reply> Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) was the fifteenth release of Ubuntu. Desktop support ended on May 9, 2013. See !upgrade, !lts and !eol for more details. Added by Pici
Date: 2011-03-07 17:32:51
Last edited by jrib
Date: 2013-06-17 19:26:23
Requested 119 times
es-#xubuntu <deleted><reply> En la mayoría de los canales de Ubuntu, se habla sólo en inglés. Si busca ayuda en español entre al canal #xubuntu-es; escriba "/join #xubuntu-es" (sin comillas) y presione intro. Si nadie responde, puedes intentar preguntando en #ubuntu-es. Added by rww
Date: 2011-07-07 02:35:54
Last edited by knome
Date: 2013-08-26 21:37:34
Requested 119 times
vesa the default video driver if X can't find a better one. Also see !x Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 09:19:10
Requested 120 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) Added by LjL
Date: 2008-01-12 00:34:16
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-01-26 00:43:31
Requested 120 times
recursion-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> see: !recursion Added by Flannel
Date: 2009-01-25 08:12:06
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2009-01-25 08:12:29
Requested 120 times
snap snaps <reply> Snaps are containerised software packages similar to Flatpaks and AppImages. For more info, see https://snapcraft.io Added by Unit193
Date: 2018-07-17 20:47:14
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2021-10-15 15:45:03
Requested 120 times
esd <reply>esd is the enlightened sound daemon. It is deprecated, use !pulseaudio instead. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 10:57:15
Last edited by nhandler
Date: 2010-01-08 23:27:18
Requested 121 times
umode modes mode <reply> There are many different channel and user modes on the !Libera network. For a list, see https://libera.chat/guides/usermodes and https://libera.chat/guides/channelmodes Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:19:45
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:41
Requested 121 times
purelxde purelubuntu <reply>If you want to remove all !KDE, !GNOME and !XFCE packages and have a default !Lubuntu system follow the instructions here « http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/purelxde » Added by Tm_T
Date: 2011-06-10 05:24:01
Last edited by Tm_T
Date: 2011-06-10 05:24:56
Requested 121 times
login <reply> use @login Added by stdin
Date: 2008-09-24 09:27:37
Last edited by stdin
Date: 2008-09-24 09:27:52
Requested 122 times
apple <reply> For PPC discussion, join #ubuntu-powerpc. For discussion on Mac software, or help with same, please visit ##apple. Added by elky
Date: 2009-06-07 13:29:18
Last edited by elky
Date: 2009-06-07 13:34:08
Requested 122 times
grue <reply>The grue is a sinister, lurking presence in the dark places of the earth. Its favorite diet is adventurers, but its insatiable appetite is tempered by its fear of light. No grue has ever been seen by the light of day, and few have survived its fearsome jaws to tell the tale. Added by Madpilot
Date: 2006-12-01 07:01:30
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-11-24 17:10:42
Requested 123 times
gnome2 <reply> The GNOME Foundation has ceased support for GNOME 2, and as such it is not in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot). See !notunity for an alternative desktop experience. Added by Pici
Date: 2011-10-13 18:30:20
Requested 124 times
nvidia <reply> Drivers for Nvidia graphics cards: (A) No gaming/CAD/CUDA needed or legacy hardware? Use "nouveau" (open source, lacks many features). (B) Otherwise, "nvidia" (proprietary driver, fully featured). Install using "ubuntu-drivers" CLI or apt - not from nvidia.com. Driver series, hardware support (release notes): https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/drivers/unix/ - Latest drivers !PPA: https://pad.lv/ppa/graphics-drivers Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 00:21:10
Last edited by tomreyn
Date: 2022-07-04 02:10:10
Requested 125 times
ops-#xubuntu <reply> Help! Channel emergency! (ONLY use this trigger in emergencies) - elky, Flannel, genii, ikonia, krytarik, mneptok, Myrtti, Pici, pleia2, Unit193. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-23 23:49:36
Last edited by dax
Date: 2020-06-22 02:47:31
Requested 125 times
beer <deleted><reply> Beer is always appreciated. Added by Amaranth
Date: 2008-06-24 04:30:24
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-09-15 06:00:00
Requested 125 times
modules <reply> To compile modules and drivers that are not bundled with the standard kernel, for more info /msg $nick kernel , install the relevant package, usually called "<modulename>-source", and run « sudo module-assistant » (you will have to do this again after kernel updates). To prevent specific modules from loading, see /msg $nick blacklist Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-26 02:51:55
Last edited by m4v
Date: 2013-02-28 16:58:33
Requested 126 times
lfs <reply> LFS is Linux From Scratch ( http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/ ) - not to be confused with !LTS, which is the long term support release of Ubuntu Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-04-20 15:24:19
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:38:31
Requested 126 times
unix <reply> UNIX is an operating system created in the '70s, which has many direct derivates and inspired systems like Minix and !Linux. Most "UNIX-style" systems try to somewhat adhere to the POSIX standard. Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-05-15 23:00:01
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-09-22 14:55:29
Requested 127 times
yes-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> no u who changed my factoid will experience stinging retaliation Added by LjL
Date: 2008-10-11 23:10:19
Last edited by rww
Date: 2016-01-19 03:45:07
Requested 128 times
19.04 disco dingo <reply> Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) was the 30th release of Ubuntu, support ended January 23rd, 2020. See !eol and https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2020-January/005263.html Added by hggdh
Date: 2019-02-03 16:08:22
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2021-07-22 19:07:03
Requested 128 times
gpl gpl3 the GNU General Public License. See http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-18 16:35:36
Requested 129 times
twinview a feature provided by nvidia cards, which can be configured with nvidia-settings Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-25 18:05:08
Last edited by ompaul
Date: 2008-08-10 08:38:34
Requested 130 times
ge ka <reply> ქართული ენაზე დახმარების მიღებისთვის გთხოვთ შემობრძანდით #ubuntu-ge / Kartuli enaze dakhmarebis mighebistvis gtkhovt shemobrdzandit #ubuntu-ge Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-11-28 21:46:10
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-09-26 18:58:34
Requested 131 times
btrfs <reply> Btrfs is a filesystem available for Ubuntu. It is not recommended by default, and should not be used for important data. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/btrfs Added by LjL
Date: 2011-11-06 15:30:17
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-04-08 06:46:24
Requested 131 times
ie <reply> For Irish ubuntu support, visit #ubuntu-ie, agus tá uisce beatha agus cuidiú Ubuntu isteach an #ubuntu-ie, Béag fáilte ort! Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-19 00:54:31
Last edited by ompaul
Date: 2008-10-20 19:25:43
Requested 132 times
mta <reply> A Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) is the server software that sends and queues mail. The default MTA (and !MDA) on Ubuntu is !postfix ("exim" is also officially supported). See also !MailServer and !MUA Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 15:52:44
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2007-12-11 16:30:17
Requested 132 times
life-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> "Life" is a so-called game created by John Conway. But make no mistake: it's really no fun at all. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-22 15:11:04
Requested 133 times
repomirror chmirror <reply> Go to "System", "Administration", and "Software Sources" and choose "Other" from the drop down box. Then choose "select best server" and your system will choose the fastest mirror for you automatically. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2008-04-25 06:00:30
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2008-05-06 21:49:03
Requested 133 times
misspelling m$ windoze winblows misspellings <reply> Please don't use silly misspellings to denigrate other operating systems. It makes users of that system feel attacked and hurts Ubuntu advocacy by making the community look unreasonable. Added by rww
Date: 2010-12-28 06:29:25
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-04-24 21:36:17
Requested 134 times
scoobysnack-#ubuntuforums <reply> Yuck! Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-01-17 21:37:04
Requested 135 times
openvpn <reply> OpenVPN is a vpn technology in Ubuntu, sudo apt-get install openvpn and then see http://openvpn.net/ and see the documentation "HOWTO" noting you have already installed it. ;-) It rocks! Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-08-04 15:44:00
Last edited by ompaul
Date: 2008-08-04 15:46:07
Requested 136 times
dmesg a console command which outputs the kernel ring buffer - an important log for diagnosing problems in Linux. Often when something errors with hardware it will result in additional lines reported which can be seen by running dmesg in a console. Added by popey
Date: 2009-04-18 21:31:37
Last edited by Seeker`
Date: 2009-04-18 21:41:19
Requested 136 times
kqemu a kernel module (now free under the GPL license) for speeding up the !QEMU virtual machine. Installation instructions can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KQEmu Added by LjL
Date: 2006-06-22 03:32:12
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:53:36
Requested 137 times
screenlets <deleted><reply> Screenlets are little widgets for your !desktop. Note you must have a compositing window manager such as !Compiz Fusion, xcompmgr, or KWin to run them. You can get them at http://www.screenlets.org/ Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-22 16:38:11
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:35:58
Requested 137 times

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