Source code is the original programming code used to write a specific application. Open-source programs allow users to freely view and modify their source code, while closed-source or proprietary programs have their code kept secret.

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Installing applications from source

I was wondering about generic installations of all applications in linux. And what that means? Well, when I was using windows I knew that if I want to install an application I am double-clicking the ...
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Code snippet manager for Ubuntu?

I'm looking for a good code snippet manager, with syntax highlighting and search capabilities. Another important feature is the capability of changing the code area background color. I have tested ...
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how to set up a ubuntu server to be (securely) available from internet?

(apologize in advance, I'm a pro-windows newly converted to ubuntu... if my questions are obvious, please tell me). I want to build a ubuntu server continuously connected to the internet. I own only ...
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Can I update software installed from source code directly

Though its nearly a year since I started using Ubuntu, I have not attempted installing software from source. I didn't actually find the need to do so. But now I am working on a software which is at ...
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Where can I find the source of Nautilus?

Where can I find the source of Nautilus? I'd like to play around with its source code and compile it. What's the best way to go about this? Obviously, it would be nice if I would easily be able to ...
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How can I search the ubuntu source code?

How can I search through the source code used in Ubuntu? There is a notification message that I'd like to modify to include more data, but it's not obvious which package it's a part of. But it ...
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Where do I get the source code for Ubuntu Light?

Where do I get the source code for Ubuntu Light?
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Where is the source code for Alternate CD installer?

AFAIU debian-installer currently contains only documentation, where is the actual code for the Alternate CD installer?
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How can I modify the kernel when I already have Ubuntu running on my machine?

Sorry if this is an extremely stupid question, but I'm brand new to Linux and I'd like to try to figure out how to modify my own system. From what little I know so far about Linux, I would imagine ...
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How to compile Ubuntu from source code?

Hello i wanted to know how can get Ubuntu source code and compile it on my own . Basically i wanted to give it a try so can some one help me regarding the steps to compile a full Ubuntu system . ...
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How to run an application source code on ubuntu?

I am a new user on ubuntu. My project is to modify an application source code on ubuntu. I had already download an application source code which is using C++. Firstly i need to check whether the ...
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Gnome source code of fade out effect for inactivity

Where I can find the source code for fade out animation when the computer is inactive for x minutes? I guess that it somewhere in /usr/share/gnome-shell/js/ui but I want to find the line. Note - ...
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What is HID_MAX_USAGES

Question: What is HID_MAX_USAGES? What is it used for? And why is the value so small? (codeline: #define HID_MAX_USAGES 12288 in /usr/src/linux/include/linux/hid.h ...
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How do I finish the installation of a program from source?

I compiled sqlite3 from source code, version 3.6.16. I used --prefix=/usr/bin as my only compiling option. The binaries compiled and installed correctly, but at the directory /usr/bin/sqlite3/bin. So ...
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Discrepancy with Swish++ names

I asked this question earlier, but I still have no answer. The problem is: I use ubuntu 12.04, and I need to install Swish++ from the source code. I've downloaded the package from the official page ...