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yakkety yak 16.10 yakkity <reply> Ubuntu Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) was the 25th release of Ubuntu. Support ended on July 20th, 2017. See !eol and https://ubottu.com/y/yakkety Added by Unit193
Date: 2016-04-22 01:22:12
Last edited by dax
Date: 2018-01-21 23:50:00
Requested 184 times
dash <reply>/bin/sh links to the DASH shell in all releases since Ubuntu Edgy (6.10). Since DASH is not 100% compatible with the BASH shell, some scripts might break. You can make scripts execute using BASH by changing the first line of the script to « #! /bin/bash | See also https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DashAsBinSh Added by LjL
Date: 2006-10-15 22:19:13
Last edited by Pricey
Date: 2013-12-03 13:39:35
Requested 183 times
dmsuperman-#ubuntu-offtopic <deleted><reply> Stabbity stab. <deleted><reply> Also, stabbity stab! Added by Amaranth
Date: 2009-03-19 03:02:42
Last edited by Myrtti
Date: 2009-06-14 09:47:52
Requested 182 times
42 the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. Added by Madpilot
Date: 2009-05-08 16:36:36
Last edited by Jordan_U
Date: 2013-12-11 06:12:35
Requested 182 times
owner 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 <deleted><reply>Be sure to drink your ovaltine! Added by Seveas
Date: 2007-03-31 16:28:04
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2015-08-04 21:59:54
Requested 181 times
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.com/lts/serverguide/php5.html Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 02:23:01
Last edited by knome
Date: 2015-07-27 16:44:01
Requested 180 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
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.com/X/Config Added by topyli
Date: 2011-10-28 18:26:10
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:29:06
Requested 179 times
ripping rip <reply> For information about the Sound Juicer ripping application see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CDRipping. To rip an Audio CD in KDE, put it in and then put audiocd:// in the Konqueror URL bar Added by apokryphos
Date: 2006-06-19 13:04:46
Requested 177 times
schedule <deleted><reply> A schedule of Trusty Tahr (14.04) release milestones can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseSchedule Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-07-05 20:51:52
Last edited by genii
Date: 2014-02-18 17:46:18
Requested 177 times
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. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:22:35
Requested 176 times
zfs <reply> For information concerning ZFS and Ubuntu, see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ZFS Added by Spec
Date: 2007-06-06 23:57:50
Requested 175 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
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.org/showthread.php?t=60427 Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-06-21 03:07:12
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:22:36
Requested 174 times
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 :-) Added by LjL
Date: 2007-01-22 02:17:50
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-01-18 06:15:25
Requested 174 times
identify <reply> You can identify to NickServ automatically when connecting to Libera. See https://libera.chat/guides/sasl for more information. When identifying manually, do NOT send the command from a channel tab, as a typo will give away your password. If that happens, identify and then type «/msg NickServ set password <newpass>» in the server tab as soon as possible. Added by LjL
Date: 2008-02-09 03:30:18
Last edited by kryten
Date: 2021-05-24 22:54:37
Requested 173 times
ekiga sip an Internet telephony application included with Ubuntu, which supports the SIP and H323 protocols. Information and help at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ekiga Added by LjL
Date: 2009-03-03 19:27:24
Requested 173 times
prevu <deleted>an automated, personal backporting utility. Check out https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Prevu for more details Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-01-17 03:41:59
Last edited by IdleOne
Date: 2013-03-23 02:46:25
Requested 172 times
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 Added by jrib
Date: 2011-10-13 15:04:36
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-01-21 03:56:58
Requested 171 times
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.net/~giuseppe-iuculano/+archive/ppa instead. Added by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-04-23 01:47:58
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Date: 2009-10-24 19:23:53
Requested 169 times
smack* <reply> Ouch, that hurt! Added by Amaranth
Date: 2007-08-10 23:04:10
Last edited by Amaranth
Date: 2007-08-10 23:04:46
Requested 169 times
squid a caching proxy for the Web. See: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SquidGuard See: http://www.squid-cache.org Added by ompaul
Date: 2008-06-29 01:37:11
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:33:49
Requested 169 times
yum <reply>Uh, don't you mean !apt ? Added by elky
Date: 2009-03-17 11:23:24
Requested 169 times
drink-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> Remember folks; don't drink and IRC! Added by LjL
Date: 2007-12-28 03:07:33
Last edited by rww
Date: 2014-03-20 01:24:08
Requested 168 times
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 Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-14 19:48:01
Last edited by LjL
Date: 2008-11-06 23:30:21
Requested 167 times
usn <reply> Please see https://usn.ubuntu.com/ for information about recent Ubuntu security updates. Added by ompaul
Date: 2007-06-26 23:19:27
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2018-05-07 18:31:40
Requested 165 times
moo-#ubuntu-offtopic <reply> There are no easter eggs in this bot. Added by Pici
Date: 2008-02-01 20:03:32
Requested 165 times
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. Added by Pici
Date: 2009-05-05 18:55:10
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-05-05 18:55:17
Requested 165 times
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/ Added by imbrandon
Date: 2006-07-03 05:49:16
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:23:17
Requested 163 times
pi-#ubuntu-offtopic either 3 for small values of pi, 4 for large values of pi or 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510 and then some Added by Pici
Date: 2007-12-28 20:13:08
Last edited by Seveas
Date: 2008-02-03 19:42:08
Requested 163 times
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. Added by LjL
Date: 2006-12-28 20:42:49
Last edited by Unit193
Date: 2016-10-10 01:54:32
Requested 162 times
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.com.br/ies4linux/page/Main_Page including instructions specifically for Ubuntu. ies4linux is aimed at web designers and ie-only sites, so please, don’t use any of the IEs to navigate! Use !browsers ! Added by elkbuntu
Date: 2007-03-29 15:19:57
Last edited by dax
Date: 2016-03-31 15:29:49
Requested 162 times
b white_eagle-#ubuntu-offtopic an IRC channel mode that you don't want on your hostmask. Added by LjL
Date: 2007-09-18 21:26:05
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2009-07-15 13:13:01
Requested 161 times
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 » Added by Pici
Date: 2010-12-02 14:07:39
Last edited by Jordan_U
Date: 2013-04-29 00:05:35
Requested 161 times
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. Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-17 23:16:35
Last edited by Amaranth
Date: 2007-07-31 14:18:37
Requested 160 times
truecrypt <reply> Truecrypt is a free open-source on-the-fly disk encryption software. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/TruecryptHiddenVolume Added by Pici
Date: 2008-02-07 20:31:14
Last edited by Flannel
Date: 2010-04-17 23:57:46
Requested 159 times
hal open the pod bay doors-#ubuntu-offtopic in the process of being deprecated. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Halsectomy and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardware_abstraction_layer for more info. Added by Tm_T
Date: 2008-03-01 19:27:34
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 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.com/PbuilderHowto Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2006-06-18 15:48:29
Last edited by dax
Date: 2017-10-30 06:39:28
Requested 157 times
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) Added by PriceChild
Date: 2007-05-10 17:47:14
Last edited by PriceChild
Date: 2007-05-10 17:48:29
Requested 155 times
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.freedesktop.org/wiki/ | See !nvidia for the closed-source Nvidia driver. Added by Hobbsee
Date: 2007-08-09 09:03:42
Last edited by rww
Date: 2011-05-23 22:49:26
Requested 155 times
pici <deleted>stuck in a factoid factory! Send help! Added by Pici
Date: 2007-10-17 17:36:26
Last edited by Pici
Date: 2014-07-22 13:04:22
Requested 153 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
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.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_graphics_processing_units Added by knome
Date: 2015-08-03 19:17:31
Last edited by dax
Date: 2019-09-23 00:47:05
Requested 153 times
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.com/community/Devilspie Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-23 19:34:05
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-08-21 20:23:21
Requested 152 times
netflix <reply> If you use Netflix, there is an unofficial solution for using it in Ubuntu detailed in http://www.compholio.com/netflix-desktop/ - bug reports in https://bugs.launchpad.net/netflix-desktop Added by Tm_T
Date: 2012-11-19 12:48:52
Last edited by Tm_T
Date: 2012-12-20 10:45:22
Requested 152 times
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.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2018-July/004483.html Added by Pici
Date: 2017-04-20 18:18:35
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2018-08-22 13:14:19
Requested 152 times
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.com/community/FileCompression Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-18 15:55:25
Last edited by tonyyarusso
Date: 2007-07-26 06:10:54
Requested 151 times
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" Added by Seveas
Date: 2006-06-19 13:52:18
Requested 151 times
uptodate <reply> To ensure you have all the latest known patches and security updates for your ubuntu installation, please update with the following command: `sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade`. See also !upgrades and !security; you may also need to run `apt full-upgrade`. Added by hggdh
Date: 2019-02-11 16:55:27
Last edited by hggdh
Date: 2019-02-13 15:43:54
Requested 151 times
openbox a lightweight window manager. For instructions and more information see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Openbox Added by gnomefreak
Date: 2006-07-20 01:50:38
Last edited by tsimpson
Date: 2011-03-03 21:33:22
Requested 150 times

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