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Where do I find the zsh manual in Ubuntu versions later than 12.04?

At the moment I am learning zsh based on recommendations from friends and colleagues. To my surprise I was unable to find the man page for zsh and a man page named zshmisc which apparently was ...
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Where can I discover what policies can be set via PolicyKit?

PolicyKit can be used to implement a variety of rules, including: controlling shutdown/restart rights disabling/enabling hibernation controlling network configuration rights and so on. I'd like ...
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Ubuntu command display man -k

What does the man -k command display? All man pages in sequence with the given name in all chapters. The man pages with a word in the name. The manual page for the given topic. A list of the man ...
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How do I use the “QML Extension Library + Tabbed UI” option in the Ubuntu SDK?

Is there a tutorial for using the Extension Library project type? I haven't touched C++ in a long time, and I'm completely new to QT. I'm not looking for anything complex, just something like ...
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Finding Code and Documentation

/usr/share/doc/gnome-calculator consists of three file/folder changelog.debian.gz copyright and n**ewz.gz** But I didn't find the source code. Doesn't the source code lie within the documentation? ...
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Linking to man page sections?

Online man pages in HTML with section anchors? It would be good to have an online version of the Ubuntu man pages with direct links into subsections. That would allow to point someone to the relevant ...
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where do i find net tools documentation (or) user manual?

i am trying to find user manual of net tools on ubuntu,i tried it on google,but i couldn't found any manual for net tools,i got to hear that it is alternative for Fiddler,i 've installed nettool-4.7.2 ...
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Installation guide for multiple servers using Cockpit

I found this project can handle multiple servers Cockpit Project but I do not know how to use it. Question is then, is there Cockpit documentation or is there an alternative for MULTIPLE server ...
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Manual package selection in Ubuntu server

I'm installing Ubuntu Server 13.10 and I need to minimize the installation size and overhead as much as possible Using manual package selection could be of a great help but I'm not sure which are the ...
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How do I view the man pages?

I'm new to Linux. I got the "Unix And Linux System Administration Handbook" It speaks of several verisons of linux and unix, and the commands for viewing linux man pages and not specific to ubuntu. ...
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Channel bonding modes

I wanted to know where is the documentation of channel bonding implementation in Ubuntu because the bonding modes are described differently on the internet I have Ubuntu Server 10.0.4 LTS and it's ...
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File access control mechanism in Ubuntu 13.10

Can someone tell me where I can find detailed description about file access control mechanism used in Ubuntu 13.10 desktop. I already tried Ubuntu documentation, thank you.
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how to use the geany debugger?

I am new to debugging and I need to how to use the debugger in geany IDE. Is there any documentation or a video available in the internet related to the geany debugger? I have surfed everywhere but I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 QtCreator Qt5 examples missing

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 I removed the official qtcreator in order to install the modified version from the software center because I'd like to try the SDK. Fortunately, the docs are now ...
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Ubuntu security: “antivirus” in official statement?

I use current (and vanilla) Ubuntu in a work environment. (It is, in the main, a Windows-orientated outfit.) A question has come up about antivirus, and I see this on the official Ubuntu website: ...
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In what way are doc, info, man, help different?

What's the difference between Documentation(doc), Manuals(man), Help, and Information(info)? I've seen these four different words used across different system but mostly in Ubuntu. for the most part ...
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What is a easy way to view texi files?

I am reading some files for a library I plan on using and the files are of extension '.texi' and although I can open the files in gedit, all the syntax and markups make it difficult to read. Also, I ...
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Are there docs for creating a Unity theme? [duplicate]

for the last year or so I have been using KDE. I am switching back to Unity because I prefer the work flow while I'm coding, I find it easier and faster to manage all that I am doing in Unity. However ...
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Can't find lubuntu restricted access extras

Hi I am very very new to this. Can't find the extras which will allow me to play DVD and music etc. Have found the code to manually input but have no idea how to do that. Help please and please keep ...
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What should I learn before I dive into ubuntu-touch porting and development?

The documentation is a bit over my head. While I can understand the syntax for the most part, I have a hard time comprehending why specific parts, such as cyanogen mod, are important to the project, ...
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Installing trusty packages in saucy

the version of yate in saucy is giving me issues with pulseaudio and wanted to install a newer version, so I installed all the required debs from trusty to make yate-qt4 work. I have not run into any ...
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sed, grep, and awk file sorting

I'm trying to get all the files which have 'load' in their names from a directory. I'm trying to do: find -type f | sed -s 'load However, I recurrently receive an error sed: -e expression #1, char ...
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What does it mean to run gedit in standalone mode?

I was reading man gedit, when I stumbled upon this: -s, --standalone Run gedit in standalone mode. The official gedit documentation on this subject did not make me much wiser. So... ...
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Documentation for ~/.config/autostart/ *.desktop entries 12.04

I'm using 12.04 LTS. I'm trying to run a python script as an autostart but it acts abnormally (but works perfectly when started via terminal or IDLE). I'm beginning to suspect that something in the ...
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zsh man page documentation missing in packages?

I have a newly installed xubuntu 13.10 x64. I decided to install zsh via synaptic and make it my default shell. The installed zsh's version is: zsh 5.0.2 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu). The installed zsh ...
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Need help manualing installing audio driver

I'm new to Unbuntu/Linux (version 13.10) I have a Super micro motherboard X7DAL-E+, which I need to install realtek audiopack. In sound settings it doesn't seem to recognize the audio, I only see ...
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Developing Unity Dash Plugins

I've got a great idea for a new dash plugin but I'm not sure where to start. Does anyone know of any reference of documentation out there that could help me get started?
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Repost screencasts for Lubuntu? (blip have removed them)

Lubuntu documentation lists quite a few screencasts - however since Nov 7, 2013 links are redirected to a blip account removed notice. Looking at their terms of use, perhaps they considered it was ...
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Hotkey for “Kde button” menu? And default shortcut-keys cheatsheets?

What's the hotkey to open that thing in KDE that's basically like the Windows' "Start" menu? I've found it surprisingly hard to find some basic hotkey cheatsheets for my shiny new install of ...
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What applications are available for reading Python documentation offline?

I'm interested in reading Python documentation when I'm traveling. Right now, I'm doing that by entering the command: $ pydoc2.7 PyQt4.QtGui.QPushButton Help on class QPushButton in PyQt4.QtGui: ...
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How to conveniently find local HTML documentation?

There are many doc packages in the repositories which provide documentation in HTML. Is there an easy way to find locally installed HTML documentation, like info or man? I guess I should clarify ...
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Where can I find the documentation? [closed]

I know, this is a stupid question, but can somebody tell my wehre I can find the documentation of ubuntu 13.04. I have not installed ubuntu yet, but I booted it from a CD. I only want to use ubuntu. ...
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Info documentation may be missing

I just started learning Linux. I'm trying to read through all the documentation contained in the Info files. I first noticed them on a Mac (running Mountain Lion) when I typed the "info info" command. ...
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How to download ubuntu sdk documentations for offline reading?

Rather than saving each and every page separately (coz that would be a tedious job) I want to know if there is a single pdf file or a file in any other format of those huge documentations that I could ...
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Methods for creating good admin documentation?

I want to document any change I do to my ubuntu system. I want to do this in a way that if I had to pass this system to another administrator, it would be easy and logical for him to access this ...
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What advantages does markdown have over asciidoc?

I've been using Asciidoc ever since I discovered it and use it a lot to be my defacto README text file. It's readable in text and it can output all kinds of other formats, like man pages, pdf, html, ...
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Find installed documentation

Where can I find the installed documentation for a library that I have installed? For example: in synaptic package manager, I have installed opencv-doc. Where can I find this documentation.
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How to find docs for apt installed packages

I'm wandering if there is a universal way to find docs for apt installed packages, or at least find out what they do. Sometimes I run into packages of which I have no idea at all, but I cannot figure ...
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Mount a Partition with Documents [duplicate]

I am still newbie to ubuntu. I have a partition (ext4) with all my Documents and Photos, etc. This partition doesn't have any mount point. I want to use Document folder from this partition as my ...
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Where is the web app API documentation?

The API reference for Unity Web Apps seems to have disappeared. There's a link from http://developer.ubuntu.com/resources/platform/api/12-10/ to "Web developer documentation", but it's broken. Does ...
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Ubuntu Touch Manual Installation

I want to install ubuntu touch on my google nexus 4. I want manual installation to be done. Please let me know which files should i download from the following url given: ...
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Equivalent for Help & Manual

I'm trying to create a Help document for an application, but I couldn't find a program who does this. In Windows I used to work with Help & Manual, which is a content management system for ...
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beginner's manuals [duplicate]

Up to now I have used Microsoft Windows. I am a beginner with Unix generally and with Ubuntu 12.04 particularly. I have got advices to try the system by a command 'Firefox' and then to install a ...
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Is There A Guide to Debian Live's Seemingly Undocumented Ubuntu Extension?

Debian Live is the tool used to generate LiveCD images now for Ubuntu. There is a manual available for it that notes there is an extension that handles producing Ubuntu-style LiveCDs but says very ...
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Which target in debian/rules do I need to use for generating documentation?

I have run into some problems creating Debian packaging for a shared library. The application contains a Doxyfile which is used to generate documentation for the library. I would like to create a ...
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All ports are closed until they are opened manually by the user? Is it true?

I am new to Linux and Ubuntu. I googled and read some articles stating that all ports are closed until they are opened manually by the user. Is it correct? And what do you mean by "listening on a ...
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Where can I find Ubuntu's kernel source code? [duplicate]

I heard that Ubuntu is open source and that all its source code is available, but I have never seen its code. I want to start learning about Ubuntu's kernel and its complete working.Please suggest me ...
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What does the kernel taint value mean?

Running cat /proc/sys/kernel/tainted prints the current kernel taint value (in base 10). My understanding is that this value is a bitfield, where each bit indicates the absence or presence of a ...
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how to find documentation about structure of system files? [closed]

I'm new to Linux, and I'm interested in learning the bowels of Linux. I want to learn how the contents of system files are structured like, /usr/share/applications/defaults.list. I want to open .html ...
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Free online Ubuntu user guide, that is simple to understand?

I just recently downloaded and started using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and this is my first Linux/unix OS ever. I've been faced with a gigantic learning curve that I think would deter most people. With that ...