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purge <reply> To purge all removed but not yet purged packages, use the following command: dpkg -l | awk '/^rc/{print $2}' | sudo xargs dpkg -P Added by Pici
Date: 2010-08-30 22:30:22
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2015-06-07 02:21:14
Requested 83 times
purge-ppa <reply>To disable a PPA from your sources and revert your packages back to default Ubuntu packages, install ppa-purge and use the command: « sudo ppa-purge ppa:<repository-name>/<subdirectory> » – For more information, see http://www.webupd8.org/2009/12/remove-ppa-repositories-via-command.html Added by Tm_T
Date: 2011-06-14 07:13:09
Last edited by Tm_T
Date: 2011-06-14 07:19:19
Requested 1192 times
putty <reply> PuTTY is an !SSH client for Windows. Please see: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/ for it's homepage and downloads. See also !scp (Secure CoPy) Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 15:42:53
Last edited by genii
Date: 2009-06-01 13:39:10
Requested 62 times
pwreset <reply> Forgot your password? See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LostPassword Added by Corey
Date: 2011-05-24 20:01:29
Requested 14 times
python a popular Object Oriented scripting language included in Ubuntu. For more on Python please see http://www.python.org/ or #python Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2008-07-16 13:09:53
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2010-10-05 11:55:43
Requested 321 times
qa <reply>To change the importance of a bug, you need to be part of the Ubuntu QA team. see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuQA Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-01-31 10:29:22
Requested 22 times
qateam-#xubuntu-devel <reply> akxwi-dave, slickymaster, flocculant, knome Added by knome
Date: 2016-05-01 20:26:54
Requested 1 times
qemu an emulator you can use to run another operating system - see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsXPUnderQemuHowTo Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 21:59:42
Requested 500 times
qt <reply> the Qt toolkit (pronounced "cute"), which forms the base of !KDE, is a cross-platform C++ application framework for !CLI and !GUI applications. Install libqt4-dev and see !build to compile Qt4 applications, join #qt for development support Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 23:23:17
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-09 10:57:39
Requested 262 times
qtparted <deleted><reply> QtParted is a !Qt/!KDE !GUI partitioning program. Use !Adept !KPackageKit or !Synaptic to install or type « sudo apt-get install qtparted » in a console. - QtParted is no longer available in Jaunty (9.04) and up, see !PartitionManager Added by stdin
Date: 2009-01-08 12:18:15
Last edited by genii-around
Date: 2011-05-27 15:54:59
Requested 23 times
quake <reply> Quake runs natively under Ubuntu - See http://zerowing.idsoftware.com/linux/quake4/Quake4FrontPage/ for details Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 00:37:10
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:41:39
Requested 91 times
quantal 12.10 quetzal <reply> Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) was the 17th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on May 16th, 2014. See !eol, !upgrade and https://ubottu.com/y/quantal Added by Pici
Date: 2012-04-23 14:34:44
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 07:02:47
Requested 385 times
quantal-#ubuntustudio <reply> Ubuntu Studio 12.10 Quantal Quetzal is out! Go to http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/12.10/release/ to download! Added by RaringOne
Date: 2012-10-18 17:33:43
Requested 2 times
questions-#ubuntu-classroom <reply> Please ask your questions in #ubuntu-classroom-chat Added by LjL
Date: 2006-11-28 17:29:59
Requested 14 times
questions-#ubuntu-classroom-chat question-#ubuntu-classroom question-#ubuntu-classroom-chat <reply> Please ask your questions here in #ubuntu-classroom-chat rather than #ubuntu-classroom (prefix them with "QUESTION: " or the instructor's nickname) Added by LjL
Date: 2006-11-29 22:37:06
Requested 15 times
queue newqueue new queue <reply> The queue of packages awaiting approval to enter the archive (also known as the NEW queue) and scheduled to build it at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/$curDevelLower/+queue Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-02-04 19:55:54
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-04-26 23:28:32
Requested 31 times
quietirc <deleted><reply> To ignore joins/parts/quits in your favorite IRC client, see http://wiki.xkcd.com/irc/Hide_join_part_messages Added by Pici
Date: 2013-11-19 16:18:33
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-10-28 14:57:12
Requested 153 times
quietwebchat <deleted><reply> To ignore joins, parts and quits from being displayed in the freenode webchat, from the menu in the upper left, select options and then tick the "Hide JOINS/PARTS/QUITS" checkbox. This setting applies to all channels that you are in. Added by Pici
Date: 2011-07-19 16:49:32
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:49
Requested 14 times
ra <reply> Relationship advice is not available in $chan. If you want to chat about other offtopic matters try #ubuntu-offtopic. If you need to talk something through with a professional counsellor there is a global directory of support services at http://befrienders.org Added by jpds
Date: 2009-12-23 21:52:40
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-03-17 05:33:19
Requested 49 times
raid lvm fakeraid <reply> Tips and tricks for RAID and LVM can be found on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SoftwareRAID and http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO - For software RAID, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FakeRaidHowto Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 14:56:48
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2009-04-27 08:47:40
Requested 2473 times
rainbow-#ubuntu-offtopic peace-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> 06G13i05v04e 07p08e03a09c10e 11a 02c12h06a13n05c04e07! 08M03a09k10e 11c02o12l06o13r05s 04n07o08t 03w09a10r11! 02♥ Added by rww
Date: 2011-03-04 06:17:01
Last edited by rww
Date: 2016-01-03 01:19:06
Requested 179 times
random-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply>9 Added by Flannel
Date: 2014-11-08 20:21:24
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2014-11-08 20:23:33
Requested 4 times
raptors <deleted><reply>Not as big as you thought they were. But just as dangerous. "... clever girl..." Added by Madpilot
Date: 2009-09-19 07:04:37
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-04-11 20:14:13
Requested 10 times
rar unrar a non-free archive format created by Rarsoft. For instructions on accessing .rar files through the Archive Manager view https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FileCompression. There is a free (as in speech) unrar utility as well, see !info unrar-free Added by Spec
Date: 2006-07-31 22:11:25
Requested 1711 times
raring 13.04 ringtail <reply> Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) was the 18th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on January 27, 2014. See !eol, !upgrade and https://ubottu.com/y/raring Added by Pici
Date: 2012-10-18 00:26:11
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 07:02:54
Requested 573 times
rat-#ubuntu-uk <reply> rat is The Real Ale Train. A yearly Ubuntu UK loco event to celebrate friends, trains and ale. Saturday 10th September 2016, Hampshire, UK: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-uk/3350-real-ale-train-2016/ Added by jussi
Date: 2013-09-16 08:27:09
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-04-04 15:45:14
Requested 43 times
rc <reply> Ubuntu does not provide a distinct release candidate image. Instead during the week leading up to the release, each image is considered a release candidate. More details at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseCandidate Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-10-11 18:14:44
Last edited by k1l
Date: 2016-04-15 22:12:56
Requested 47 times
realtek <reply>some help for recent Realtek chipsets can be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Device/RealtekRTL8187b Added by Seeker`
Date: 2008-05-30 05:25:52
Requested 184 times
recon-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> recon stands for something related to lousy Internet service providers. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-11-24 04:02:09
Last edited by bazhang
Date: 2010-05-18 10:40:06
Requested 22 times
recovery-#ubuntu-touch <reply> You need to use the right recovery.img for your device when flashing with adb: see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Devices#Working_with_ubuntu-device-flash Added by Pici
Date: 2015-08-10 15:48:57
Requested 5 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
recursive <deleted><reply> see !recursive Added by Seveas
Date: 2008-01-13 20:26:28
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2009-03-13 17:22:55
Requested 11 times
redmond not relevent to my interests. Added by Seveas
Date: 2008-02-10 01:03:29
Last edited by elkbuntu
Date: 2008-05-12 17:18:00
Requested 32 times
register nickserv <reply> For information on registering your IRC nick, see https://libera.chat/guides/registration - For any further help, ask in #libera Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:19:45
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:03
Requested 6208 times
regression-alert <deleted><reply> bdmurray, cjwatson, cyphermox, Daviey, didrocks, doko, infinity, jdstrand, mdeslaur, pitti, RAOF, seb128, stgraber: Reporting regression in a stable release update; investigate severity, start an incident report, perhaps have the package blacklisted from the archive Added by jussi
Date: 2010-06-28 12:01:54
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2016-04-19 20:15:10
Requested 60 times
reinstall <reply> To renew the configuration of a package when installing, sudo apt-get remove --purge <package> && sudo apt-get install <package>. Note that you will lose ALL config files for that package. WARNING: This is dangerous, don't do this with core packages Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 11:05:44
Requested 114 times
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/download/rfstool.html Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:33:32
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2011-10-31 20:06:56
Requested 174 times
relationship debian <reply> Ubuntu and Debian are closely related. Ubuntu builds on the foundations of Debian architecture and infrastructure, with a different community and release process. See https://www.ubuntu.com/about/about-ubuntu/ubuntu-and-debian - !Repositories meant for Debian should NOT be used on Ubuntu! Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-12-16 15:04:50
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2016-11-21 19:32:02
Requested 1125 times
release-#xubuntu <reply> Xubuntu releases a new version every 6 months. Each version is supported for 9 months (regular releases) to 3 years (long-term suppport (LTS) releases). More info at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases & https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TimeBasedReleases Added by knome
Date: 2013-04-24 13:54:47
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:46:16
Requested 4 times
release-ping <reply>infinity, cjwatson, Daviey, Laney, iulian, Riddell, skaet, NCommander, ScottK, tumbleweed, sistpoty, slangasek, stgraber: Release team ping Added by Myrtti
Date: 2012-05-23 15:34:18
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2012-05-23 15:35:20
Requested 2 times
releasenotes release notes <reply> For release notes of a given Ubuntu release, please refer to the 'Docs' column on the 'List of releases' table at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases Added by Pici
Date: 2008-10-30 18:30:01
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2018-10-20 22:50:39
Requested 689 times
releaseparty rp <reply> Please remember that #ubuntu, #kubuntu, #xubuntu, #edubuntu, and #lubuntu are support channels. To countdown to !Saucy release and then party once it happens, join #ubuntu-release-party - For in-person parties, see http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/global/2534/ Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-04-19 05:35:09
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-10-14 00:25:54
Requested 52 times
releases timetable release timebasedreleases <reply> Ubuntu releases a new version every 6 months. Each version is supported for 9 months (non-LTS) or 5 years (LTS). More info at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TimeBasedReleases Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-06-24 13:01:25
Last edited by krytarik
Date: 2016-11-26 22:46:21
Requested 1755 times
remaster customlivecd remastering <reply> Interested in remastering the Ubuntu !LiveCD or !Alternate installer? See: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallCDCustomization - Or use tools such as http://uck.sourceforge.net/ Added by stdin
Date: 2008-05-05 21:42:06
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2014-08-08 01:56:33
Requested 866 times
removegnome removekde removexfce <reply> Want to remove gnome/kde/xfce completely? Look at debfoster, it's a great help Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 00:38:26
Requested 54 times
repeat patience <reply> Don't feel ignored and repeat your question quickly; if nobody knows your answer, nobody will answer you. While you wait, try searching https://help.ubuntu.com or https://ubuntuforums.org or https://askubuntu.com/ Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 19:01:48
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 07:14:30
Requested 12201 times
repeat-#kubuntu <reply> Don't feel ignored and repeat your question quickly; if nobody knows your answer, nobody will answer you. You can search https://help.ubuntu.com/ http://www.ubuntuforums.org/ or http://www.kubuntuforums.net/ while you wait. Added by Jucato
Date: 2007-09-10 10:28:44
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2010-01-17 11:00:12
Requested 336 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
repos repositories main universe multiverse sources sources.list components repo repository <reply> The packages in Ubuntu are divided into several sections. More information at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories - See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RecommendedSources for the recommended way to set up your repositories. Added by Madpilot
Date: 2006-06-24 12:34:35
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-03-23 02:49:24
Requested 4751 times
repos-#kubuntu <reply> The packages in Kubuntu are divided into various sections. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Kubuntu - See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RecommendedSources for the recommended way to set up your repositories Added by Hawkwind
Date: 2006-09-13 06:04:21
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-02-20 00:23:40
Requested 1525 times

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