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I use Ubuntu 12.10 and Unity theme.

I wanted to change some of the labels like Shut Down... to Turn Off or something else. Wanted to know where such labels are stored so I can could change a few of them. Is it possible to edit a few files and get this change done?

Thanks in advance.

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Aren't these stored in some text files, so that it would be easy for translation and all, wouldn't changing that file be enough(if there is a file, which should be the case)? Normally, thought for L10N, it would be a simple text sort of file. I am not sure whether I am correct, please correct me, if the case be. – i08in Sep 2 '12 at 10:23
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You'll have to create a custom translation, or edit the code (which will break existing translations), to change the string.

The code that creates these menu items is here

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Can you add instructions on how you would change this? Or at least a link? – Seth Feb 20 '13 at 20:21
I believe you have to look here /sbin/shutdown and work from there. You could easily walk the system in one day and find all the references, now couldn't you? – catalesia Feb 21 '13 at 23:02
No. That command is totally irrelevant to this. – dobey Feb 22 '13 at 2:50
Thanks @dobey for your efforts. I thought it might not have been hard-coded, though it is not, it seems to be quite risky and adventurous and may be i'll have to be content with "Shut down..." :P – i08in Feb 23 '13 at 8:48

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