Questions about programming for and on Ubuntu.

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Install Elixir to System

How can I install Elixir on Ubuntu 13.04 so that I can easily use it from the command line and update it easily by cloning git. I have installed Erlang 16 by getting package from here Erlang ...
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Recommended way to check/fire alarm in Python (PyGI/PyGTK)

I am learning to develop an application by using Quickly (quickly create ubuntu-application). This application will stay in Application Indicator / Notification Bar and only work when a defined ...
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List containing functions used in C/C++ for Ubuntu's GCC/CC? [closed]

I'm new to programming. What I want is to know as much about programming as I possibly can, and start off with what people say is a good start: programming with C. I have this PDF called "Teach ...
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how to write characters to serial port

I have an ancient serial spectrometer which only runs on win9x. I want to convert to a Linux system, but the existing software is proprietary and wont work. I was able to access a console internally ...
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Weight of the commentaries in the source code [closed]

When I search for source-code of Linux parts (applications, kernels, ...), I often find commentaries to clarify the code. Now, I know that those commentaries are useful to help a human reading the ...
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What exactly is this Shell Script doing?

I want to know what this Shell Script does. #!/bin/sh for i in $* do echo "cat>$i<<'end of $i'" cat $i echo "End of $i" done I mean, how is it working? Thanks!
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How Can I Add, and Use, a Color Scheme for Geany?

I have found that one of my favorite text editors for programming is Geany, however the default color scheme is very bright and hurts my eyes when programming for awhile. There are other color schemes ...
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What's Ubuntu's app development IDE?

What's Ubuntu's official IDE used to develop applications? Which language is preferred for Ubuntu apps?
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What speech service does Orca Screen Reader use?

What speech service does Orca Screen Reader use? Is there any API to access it from an application? Like: function talk (text) { /* convert text to speech */ } ...or maybe via bash commands? talk ...
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What advantages does Ubuntu have as an environment for programming?

Why is writing a program in text files or via the terminal a better option (as I read) than using IDE(s) like Visual Studio on Windows? Do the features an IDE provides exist there (eg. showing ...
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How to indicatorize a systray-only app?

I just realized that under 13.04 it isn't possible any more to add applications which are using the systray to a whitelist. I found the suggestion of downloading a patched version of Unity but I'd ...
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How to view the list of c library functions?

I'm a newbie in Linux programming. I found that the way to view the list of system calls in Linux via command-line is: man syscalls But now I want to view the list of c library functions, how can I ...
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Is itoa() available in stdlib.h in Gcc >=4.1?

that's my question. I've Gcc 4.4.1 and that function isn’t present, i had installed the 4.3 and 4.5 versions with the same result :-/ I know that this function is not the C-ANSI standard, but I ...
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How to build GUI application in C language using GTK+?

I have written code in C language using GTK. This code gives a window with 2 buttons, but I do not know how to make the standalone GUI application from this code. Please explain to me step by step ...
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Auto indentation in Gedit

I'm using Gedit to program C and CPP, and I've enabled auto indentation in Edit->Pref. However, it still doesn't work. Is there anything I can do?
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Can assembly directives corrupt my Ubuntu?

I want to start learning assembly language, and read some stuff about it. From a first impression, it seems like the assembler pretty much gives you freedom to do whatever you want with your ...
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How do you make Gedit an html editor? [closed]

How do you turn Gedit into an html editor? I want to write html but have trouble finding a reliable editor/interpreter/Compiler...
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What is the best Fortran 77 IDE?

I use Ubuntu 12.04. I need to do some coding with Fortran 77. I have'nt found any IDE for Fortran 77. What is the solution?
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How do I use the GTK+ development libraries in Ubuntu?

I've been programming for about a year and a half on Windows and I've just started getting used to the way things work on that platform, but now I'm interested in development on Linux and I've been ...
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Application development in Ubuntu using C++

I want to write applications for Ubuntu. I do not know much about programming, but I want develop for Ubuntu. I am trying to learn C++ right now. What do you think is the best way to develop apps for ...
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Ubuntu Developer Video Tutorial

I am Visual Studio .net developer. I like to check out "Ubuntu Developer Video Tutorials" for programmer and I want to develop application like VB.net Desktop application(Standalone or Web). Is ...
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How to use a program designed for older verisions of ubuntu on a newer one

I was wondering if there was a way to run a older program designed for a older version of ubuntu on a new one. Specifically Robot OS Fuerte which was designed to work on 12.04 on ubuntu 13.04
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How to start developing for Ubuntu

I would like to learn how to develop a multi-clipboard application for Unity, similar to Diodon, for learning purposes. Can you give me a link or some direction to get started? I have generic ...
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Terminal commands for installing g++ 4.8?

Could somebody please advise how I could install g++ 4.8 ? I understand its not an official release yet (and that I would need to manually download a file) but I get internal compiler bug issues with ...
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Python Programming [closed]

I am learning Python Programming from Full Circle Magazine. Can anybody correct this program as it is not working. #!/usr/bin/env python strng = 'The time has come' pos = strng.find('time')
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Code returns nothing

The following program was made according to the book 'Head First C'. It is supposed to be able to find and return music tracks containing a search-word, but it returns nothing. Oh, and I tried to make ...
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Development on an Ubuntu tablet

For college, I program now and then in C, C++, C#, JAVA, Lisp, python, Sql, ... Will it be possible to do development in Ubuntu tablet environment in the same I can on Ubuntu desktop?"
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Is there any Graphical Control Panel available for apache2 and MySQL to start and stop them?

I dont like command line. Is there a Graphical Control Panel to start/stop apache2 ? and MySQL ?
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Unable to compile programs in Ubuntu with Geany

I'm having trouble compiling a simple C++ program in Geany. The result is same even if i just use terminal(not using Geany).
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Explanations for a complete noob [closed]

Ok, so I'm thinking of switching to Ubuntu for all but gaming and CAD (I'm an engineering student). I've never tried any form of Linux (unless Android counts), so I don't know the first thing about ...
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How to create a datagrid in GTK without GTK Sharp?

I would like to write a GTK program with a datagrid. However GTK Sharp is for the .NET Framework. Is there any non-.NET library or framework with a datagrid that I can use?
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Multiple terminal windows

I develop code. I use terminal alot. I use many terminal windows alot. I hate how tabs look. Any useful applications that allow for multiple terminal use, and streamline my development. allow me to ...
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How can I test if a variable matches another value and move to another function?

I am writing a script where I store a predetermined line of text into a string (we will call abc). I am storing the results from grep -iqs $USER file (we will call def) into another string. How can ...
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How to use Verilog HDL on Ubuntu?

I tried to begin a small course with some examples in Verilog Hdl and after spending much time searching for the best Simulator or IDE to practice with some examples , I failed to figure out how to ...
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Help with running C programs in Ubuntu

I've been teaching myself to write programs in C, using Geany as my IDE. All of my programs get compiled and linked correctly, and they seem to work fine when I test run them inside of the IDE, ...
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Any IDE's in Ubuntu for Windows Development with C Sharp?

I'm wondering if you folks could steer me toward some Window's Dev IDE tools for ASP.Net and or C Sharp? Is there a good site for finding IDE's for Ubuntu? I've not totally installed yet, just looked ...
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How to take modified code over to installed system?

Have modified the code of a bash-command - now I want to take it over into system of 12.10 (it is done with downloaded source code of this bash-command). Is there nothing more necessary than this : ...
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Can you get Ubuntu Server on a mac? [duplicate]

I looked around for a bit and I haven't found the correct thread that fits my needs, I have an old mac Powerbook G4, I want to run Ubuntu Server on it, can I wipe out the entire harddrive and just run ...
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Compiling On Ubuntu Server

Is it possible to compile on on ubuntu server using vim and g++? and possibly uploading those files onto your ubuntu desktop using ubuntu one? I have an old mac laptop I want to use for my programming ...
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Not sure which IDE I should use for editing codes written in C [duplicate]

I am looking for an IDE which I can use to edit/compile/run C/C++ codes on my Ubuntu 13.04 installation. I have been checking the forum for information, and I found Anjuta being suggested by a few ...
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How can I fix Gambas3?

I am a v.b programmer. I installed Gambas3 on Ubuntu 13.04. The problem is when I create a new project and put the objects on the form then run the project no objects visible on the form. Note: the ...
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how do I load a program I have downloaded!

I'm trying to start programming and am sure I have downloaded python. how do I find and run this program?
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How to start programming for this app in ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I want to create one application in ubuntu which should run in the background. It needs to be informed when the focussed window changes. Basically I need to run a callback function in my application ...
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Start application in the background on GNOME

Is there a way to avoid bringing an application to the front when opening it? I'm launching an app several times trough a terminal window (running a custom c++ program) and it keeps popping up when ...
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LTS vs non LTS which is more suitable to me? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu I want to know which is more suitable to me? I want to use if for web design and hosting and for programming
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What languages used to for Linux OS?

What programming languages used to make/create Linux Operating Systems OS
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What programming languages should I learn to become an Ubuntu developer? [closed]

Although I have used NetBeans once for a project, what languages do I need to learn to become a full-fledged Ubuntu developer? My project in NetBeans (Java only) was to design a calculator ...
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Controlling a loop and saving the output for each event

How can I control a loop and read live feed from a usb port and save each of the output when the usb is inserted or removed. I know the code below can be improved, please assist. #!/bin/bash ...