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Does skype still have a man page?

Skype used to have a man page. Now, I just get: thufir@mordor:~$ thufir@mordor:~$ man skype No manual entry for skype See 'man 7 undocumented' for help when manual pages are not available. ...
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How can I host multiple Python module docs locally?

I'd like to make a local documentation mirror for several Python modules. These modules already host docs on readthedocs.org or are self-hosted with Sphinx-like themes, so I know they're in ...
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ASCII source file checker

For official Ubuntu documentation where the source English files are in docbook xml, there is a requirement of ASCII only characters. We use a "checker" command line (see here). grep --color='auto' ...
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How do I search for `!` (exclamation mark) in a manual page?

I want to get the explanation for ! option (which means exclude) in find command in the man find. And then I press / and shift + 1 , a Non-match popped out, instead of ! So my question is how to ...
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Is there a formal way to access those document in /usr/share/doc? [duplicate]

I find there are many documents for a software that I've installed. I know we can show man document by using man command. How about others, is there any formal way to access those document, or I ...
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looking for resources to learn Ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm an experienced PC tech. I have spent most of my career working on Windows and laptop hardware. I desperately want to learn Linux/Ubuntu. I've installed Ubuntu 14 on a laptop and am attempting to ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Desktop x86-64 Enabling manual login leads to “The system is running in low graphics-mode”

EDIT: If you want to see the pictures properly embedded, look at my post at an other forum (was advised to ask here again): ...
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Are any other systems' manpages available on Ubuntu?

The manpage of man mentions a curious option: -m system[,...], --systems=system[,...] If this system has access to other operating system's manual pages, they can be accessed using ...
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Ubuntu autopilot documentation

Is there any documentation regarding autopilot and juju/maas implementation ? Maybe a detailed architecture reference guide or so ? I want to understand how the servers interact with each other and ...
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What is the crc32 polynomial?

What is the polynomial used for crc32? The ANSI X3.66 CRC-32 is 0x104C11DB7. The man page for crc32 does not indicate the polynomial it uses.
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Downloading Entirety of Lubuntu/Ubuntu Man-pages?

I know about this page which is almost exactly what I want. Unfortunately, it is not current. What I would like to do is to have the entirety of the Ubuntu man-pages in a nice, easy to read, PDF ...
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Documentation for GNOME application code?

I want to get involved in GNOME development, however I have one problem, there is such a large amount of code in every package, and so many files and variables that it's really hard to find bugs ...
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Where are commands of the netinstall mini.iso documented?

I've tried to install a new system with the help of a mini.iso and ran into wireless configuration issues. I found it pretty weird that the mini.iso mostly seems to be working fine although despite ...
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documentation in “Ubuntu Help” how to avoid translation

I am a gnu/linux user. My computer has a Spanish keyboard and my LANG env var is set to Spanish: $ echo $LANG es_ES.utf8 Whenever I visit the Ubuntu help pages I get the articles tranlated to ...
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What happened to the dhelp package?

Previously, I happened to consult local HTML documentation under /usr/share/doc/HTML/ which should be available after installing the dhelp package. However, since running Xubuntu LTS 14.04, this very ...
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Is there a detailed user's documentation for KDE Plasma 5?

I just installed Kubuntu 15.04 and I can't find a single place with systematic description of all available desktop configuration settings. For example, I was setting Screen Locking Timeouts and I ...
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Adjust limits of volumes using kmixrc configuration file

I want to be to adjust the volume level at 0% and 100% for a particular device (a USB audio device). It currently stops playing at 35% audio. I have not been able to find the documentation on the ...
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From where Ubuntu help(yelp) reads its files?

I tried to remove Ubuntu Desktop Guide from Yelp(Ubuntu help).. sudo apt-get purge ubuntu-docs But still shown whenever I open help?! From where are those files? and how yelp treat them? and how ...
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using Virtual Machine Manager, how to, or is there a full manual?

I installed xubuntu a few days ago, and I think 'Virtual Machine Manager' either came with it, or was included in the updates that I installed immediately. The program is fine, I've had no problems ...
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MySQL requires restart in Terminal every time laptop is restarted. 14.04.2 LTS

I installed MySQL a few weeks ago. The problem now is that every time my laptop is restarted I also have to manually restart MySQL in terminal via: sudo service mysql restart The errors I get ...
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What do I type in a terminal to understand what commands mean? [closed]

Is there a shortcut key to list what each Help command in the Gnome Terminal means? I got it to list by accident but didn't know the key switch to slow down the list, I am guessing these are DOS?
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Good book or guide for Debian packaging using Bazaar and Ubuntu Distributed Development

It seems that Ubuntu provide several tools to help you building Debian packages with the bazaar version control. So far I just found online documentation, but I personally prefer to learn from books. ...
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SVG in cbz (comic)

As an experiment, I create a CBZ (comic format) document that was composed of zipped SVG images rather the usual raster images Evince happily opened this - much to my delight because it is a very ...
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Ubuntu's Manual - Spanish - 15.04 [duplicate]

Which link should I click to download Ubuntu's Manual in spanish? My version is 15.04.
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Why can't I save manual wifi settings in Lubuntu 14-04

Acer Aspire one running Lubuntu 14-4. I am trying to set up a wifi connection to my new broadband modem but unable to save the settings on this unit. the strange thing is that my Desktop PC also ...
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gridengine-qmon package missing context help

I upgraded to Precise and installed gridengine. The qmon GUI administrative tool still has the ancient X11 style interface from Sun Grid Engine, but when I click a Help button the "Context Help" popup ...
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How to read package description or man page without installing?

How can I get information about a package before installing it, from the terminal? I mean something like man pages, but accessible even before the package is installed.
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Capturing commands for documentation? [duplicate]

I plan on configuring an Ubuntu Server via the CLI. Is there any program that can capture my commands (and perhaps responses)? Just trying to make documentation more efficient. Thank you.
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I can't get dwww to work - Keeps getting 404 Not Found

When I try to click on a link on the web page produced by dwww - I get the following error: Not Found The requested URL /cgi-bin/dwww/usr/share/doc/ was not found on this server. Apache/2.4.10 ...
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Is there Qt Creator documentation available in a ubuntu or debian package?

From QtCreator, aka the Ubuntu SDK, I can ordinarily access documentation for classes such as QString and all QObjects, however, I can not access the documentation for classes such as: ...
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ubuntu 14.04 wont connect to ethernet - trying manual question

I'm very new to linux - I'm on my chromebook now trying to look up answers. So I can't connect my linux run pc to my Ethernet (I know it's working as my chromebook can connect to it) so I'm now ...
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package maintainers guide?

I am trying to learn more about packaging, package maintenance, back-porting, and creating compliant deb packages. I have been reading this: https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/maint-guide/ but I am ...
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ClamAV virus detections documentation

I see ClamAV telling me the names of all the viruses that it has detected on my computer, but it seems to give me very little documentation on what those detections actually mean, and what the viruses ...
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How to package LaTeX source in a DEB package?

I need to include a PDF documentation file in a DEB package. And I think LaTeX source might fix my needs, since I want someone to contribute to the source. But I don't know how to make a PDF in ...
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I want to learn how Unity works (documentation/command line tutorials)

some people are marking this question as duplicate of some other question(which are I looked up, not helpful. since it is just explainig how to use unity, not technical/command line documentation) ...
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How to view documentation for an installed library?

I installed doxygen and doxygen-doc. The man page for doxygen tells me to get doxygen-doc for more information. I found the doxygen-doc in my usr/share/doc, but its a compressed archive. So how can I ...
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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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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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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 ...